Team

Levent Selamoglu, CEO

Levent Selamoglu is the Chief Executive Officer of DX World EXPO, LLC.Levent has long and successful finance career in various sectors which span from soft drinks to global construction to telecommunications and pharmaceuticals.Levent served as CFO, Chief Commercial Officer, and a member of the board for GlaxoSmithKline Turkey.Most recently he served as the CEO of MN Pharmaceuticals, where he sold the company to Amgen for US$700 million.He serves in the boards of number of international companies.Levent holds a BA degree in Economics from Boğazici University, and a MBA degree in Business Administration from Istanbul University.

Belkıs Alpergun, President and COO

Belkıs Alpergun is the President and Chief Operating Officer of DX World EXPO, LLC.Belkis is one of the first female CEOs in a major enterprise in Turkey. She built a successful 'big brand' factoring company from scratch and served as an active board member of the Turkish Factoring Association.Belkıs joined Coface Group in 2005 as the Country CEO and Chairperson. She established the first credit insurance company in Turkey by challenging traditional bank driven financing for SMEs and kept "top" position with double digit growths in market penetration.She served on the board of LOGO, a publicly traded software company for 6 years. She was actively involved in LOGO's success story through M&A and additional public offerings. She initiated the company's FinTech-InsurTech collaborated platform of A/R management.Belkıs graduated from Wilmington Friends School in Wilmington, DE. She holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Boğazici University.

Vasıf Sayıl, VP of Operations

Vasif Sayil is the Vice President of DX World EXPO, LLC, in charge of company's global operations.Vasif is the former Vice President of ENKA, a Global 2000 company. He delivered multibillion dollar projects, power plants, pipelines, petrochemical complexes and high rise buildings. ENKA is one of world's biggest conglomerates, active in 44 countries. During his 35-year tenure with the company, he built joint ventures with Bechtel, Flour, GE, Siemens, Alstom and others.Vasif's vast executive leadership experience along with his excellent communication and negotiation skills will make him an integral part of DX World EXPO, LLC. executive management team.Vasıf holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from METU.

Atila Kurama , VP of Finance

Atila Kurama is the Vice President of Finance of DX World EXPO, LLC, where he is in charge of the company's financial direction as well as its global partnerships, alliances and the worldwide licensing strategy.Atila Kurama is the Chairman and Founder of the BRK Investment Company and the founding CEO of Gozde Private Equity Investment Co., the largest publicly listed private equity business in Turkey where he architected acquisitions valued at US$5.7 billion.Earlier he served as the CEO of Yildiz Holding, the third largest business conglomerate in Turkey. During his tenure he played a major role in transforming the company to one of the world's largest food producers through restructuring, investments and acquisitions like Godiva for US$850 million and United Biscuits for US$3.2 billion.As the founding CEO and board member, Atila negotiated and sold Turkiye Finans Bank to NCB for US$2 billion.Atila holds a MBA degree from Cardiff Business School and a BA degree in Business Administration from Boğaziçi University.

Fuat Kircaali - Chairman and Founder

Fuat Kircaali is the Chairman and Founder of DX World EXPO, LLC. Fuat is the Chairman and Founder of SYS-CON Media, leading tech publisher with revenues over US$150 million, which was named among America's fastest growing private companies three years in a row by Inc 500. Cloud Expo, among brands he created is considered the world's most influential technology trade show for the past nine years. Kircaali's "Java Developer's Journal" print magazine surpassed US$1 million in monthly revenues and LinuxWorld was the highest circulation title among all Linux magazines worldwide. Fuat holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Boğazici University, and conducted PhD studies at Zurich University, Switzerland.

Roger Strukhoff, Conference Chair

Roger Strukhoff is Conference Chair of DXWorldEXPO, the world's biggest technology event.Roger has been Conference Chair of Cloud Expo and ThingsExpo. He also serves as Co-Chair of DCD Converged, Co-Chair of the Big Data World Forum, Director of Research for Altoros, and Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Studies.He holds a BA degree from Knox College, Technical Writing Certificate from UC-Berkeley, and conducted MBA studies at Cal State-East Bay.