Boston University 1997

Ankara University 2005

Ali is the Head of Competition and Economics at Cetinkaya, where his areas of professional expertise include merger control, competition litigation, regulatory economics, and government relations.  In his two decades in industry he has worked with international law firms, national governments, blue chip enterprises and leading Turkish companies.

His experience in competition and regulation consultancy ranges from the creation of economic impact analyses reporting in competition litigation cases and helping clients to reduce fines, to advising clients on the introduction of compliance culture in the pharmaceutical, chemical, cement, tobacco, and automotive industries.

His previous roles include Competition, Data Privacy and Economic Regulations Director at PwC where he established the Competition and Data Privacy Law department.  As a local partner at Dentons he was instrumental in incorporating a new compliance program for the leading automotive supplier in Saudi Arabia. He created the first online competition compliance platform in Turkey as a partner at ACTECON. And, working as a competition expert, he helped to establish the Turkish Competition authority in 1997, gaining invaluable experience as an economic consultant conducting Investigations into merger, cartel, and dominance cases.

Ali has also authored a monthly Forbes column covering competition strategies, outcomes of economic regulations and changing market dynamics, and has lectured on competition law at Istanbul Bilgi and Altinbas universities.