General Manager seat of Microsoft Turkey, which became vacant when Caglayan Arkan was transferred to the Headquarters in the US, has been appointed Tamer Ozmen, who was Vice President of Internet Channels at Orange-France Telecom.
Europe’s largest broadband internet provider Orange with € 53.2 billion turnover and 189 million customers is one of the largest GSM operators at the same time.
Being an internet entrepreneur in London in the past, Tamer Ozmen founded local search engine TouchLocal in London, and before that performed CEO duty at Doğan Online.
Tamer Ozmen has 17 years experience in internet and technology and draws a different profile as General Manager of Microsoft Turkey as compared to past managers. As of February 2010, he will begin his duty, and I can say that Tamer Ozmen has an administrator identity in which internet is more predominant.
In a statement given by Microsoft, Tamer Ozmen expressed the following about the new task:
“I am extremely happy to be joining Microsoft, one of the most important corporations of the world, and especially the Microsoft Turkey family, which has quite a strong team. I am excited to be working in Turkey again, a country with a young, dynamic and industrious population and one with a brisker economy with respect to many other emerging economies.”
Microsoft Middle East and Africa President and Vice President of Microsoft International, Ali Faramawy also says:
“I’m happy to announce that Turkey, which has succeeded in exporting many top-level executive talents in the world, has gained a great talent back with Tamer Ozmen being appointed to General Manager of Microsoft Turkey position. Tamer Ozmen’s intellectual formation, business and leadership skills and his performance so far is extremely impressive. I believe that he will strengthen and enrich leadership in Microsoft Turkey and Microsoft Middle East and Africa Region (MEA) and contribute to our work with new and different perspectives on a great scale. Microsoft Turkey will continue to work towards the vision of “Turkey Develops with Informatics” under the leadership of Tamer Ozmen at full speed.”
We wish success to new General Manager of Microsoft and his team who will be in a position that can give direction to the market, at the most important point of Turkey’s IT sector.