Born in 1954, C. Müjdat Altay graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Electronics and Communication and completed his master’s degree at Boğaziçi University. Mr. Altay started his career as a Research Assistant at TÜBİTAK between 1978 and 1979 and joined Netaş in 1981 as an R & D Engineer. During 16 years he has worked in the company’s R & D department at various levels, he has undertaken key roles in the growth of the unit by successfully implementing original product design projects. C. Müjdat Altay served as the R & D Group Director from 1992 to 1997 and then joined the Nortel UK Group in 1997. In 1998, Altay returned to Netaş as the Licensed Operators Group Director. In 2001, he was awarded the “Masters” award by Nortel for his efforts in the field of entering the licensed operators market and increasing its activities in this field. C. Müjdat
Altay was appointed as Executive Vice President responsible for Türk Telekom Sales and Marketing at Netaş in early 2002. Mr. Altay has been the CEO of Netaş since December 2004. He is a member of many professional non-governmental organizations. Altay, has taken place in the National Innovation Initiative and has worked in management of organizations such as ISO Electronic Industry Professional Committee, Turkey Science Center Foundation. Mr. Altay has been a member of the Board of Directors of YASED since 2009 and he is also the President of the R & D Commission at YASED. In January 2010, Mr. Altay was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of TESİD. In this role, Altay focuses on the strategy determination and implementation efforts especially for the electronic industry to be among the priority sectors and to develop SMEs in the sector.
Altay is a member of the Board of Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV) and is the Chairman of the Executive Board of Technology Awards, organized by TUSIAD,TTGV and TUBITAK.