Chairman of Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association
Mr. Gültepe was born in Tonya/Trabzon in Turkey in 1968. He graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Dokuz Eylül University in 1990 and started his career at Taha Tekstil in 1992. He is the Co-founder and Chairman of Talu Tekstil, which was founded in 1994 as a member company of Taha Group. For the last 25 years, he is actively in charge of executive management in the apparel industry, both in production and export operation levels of the supply chain management of ready-wear products. He has production facilities in Istanbul, Sakarya and Malatya, in which about 1800 people is employed.
He completed his Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Istanbul University in 1997.
Gültepe is within the Management Board of İHKİB since 2006. He worked as the Vice Chairman of the Board since 2014 and became the Chairman of İHKİB in the elections held in April 2018. He is also the Chairman of Sakarya 1st Organized Industrial Zone.
He is married and has three children. He speaks English fluently.