Atalay M. Gümrah

Atalay Gümrah graduated from Galatasaray Lycée and Boğaziçi University’s Industrial Engineering Department. He received a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the same university.

Gümrah initiated his career in 1992 at Ekom Eczacıbaşı Foreign Trade as Regional Manager. In 1994, he was appointed Commercial Manager of VitrA UK, and in 1997, General Manager of the Group’s newly established marketing and sales company in Russia, EBM Jsc., where he was given the responsibility of developing its business. In 1999, Gümrah joined Intema Building Materials Marketing and Sales, where he served respectively as Projects and Operation Manager, Sales Operation Manager, Assistant General Manager, and General Manager, a position he held between 2006 and 2011. In January 2011, he was appointed Vice President of the Eczacıbaşı Building Products Division (Bathrooms) and General Manager of Eczacıbaşı Building Products, and in October 2013, he was given the additional role of Executive Vice President of the Eczacıbaşı Building Products Division. A member of the Board of several Building Products Division companies, Gümrah was appointed CEO of the Eczacıbaşı Group effective as of 1 February 2017.

In addition to serving on the boards of several Eczacıbaşı Group companies, Gümrah is Chairman of the Clay, Ceramic, Cement and Glass Industry Employers’ Association of Turkey and, since January 1 2022, Chairman representing Türkiye on the Türkiye-Germany Business Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK).