Yaman Alpata is growth-focused, disruptive corporate entrepreneur with more than 15 years’ work experience in successfully building new businesses, forming partnerships and creating new revenue streams in digital ecosystems. He graduated from Alman Lisesi in 1998 and Boğaziçi University in 2002 with a major in Economics. After starting his career at Deloitte as a consultant, he worked for Turkcell, Dogan Holding and Turk Telekom, Turkey’s top companies, mainly in marketing and business development. As a corporate entrepreneur, Yaman assumed leadership roles at the foundation and later development of leading brands such as Iddaa, Nesine, D-Smart and Tivibu.
Later, he overtook senior roles in Turkey’s booming ecommerce ecosystem in Trendyol and Hepsiburada. Yaman lead Turkey’s first major Black Friday campaign “Efsane Cuma” in 2016 which was a milestone in Turkish e-commerce history and launched the cross border e-commerce initiative for Hepsiburada.
In 2019, Yaman moved to China upon a job offer from Alibaba Group, He is now based in Hangzhou, at the Alibaba Group Headquarters, heading the globalization of AliExpress for Turkey and Middle East region.
Yaman speaks English and German fluently, started learning Chinese, is married and has one daughter.