Ali Kantur was born in 1949, in Izmır. After graduating from METU Industrial Engineering in 1970, he obtained his master’s degree in industrial engineering and business management from Syracuse University (USA) in 1972.

1973 – 1978 Teaching Fellow at METU Industrial Engineering and Ankara Commercial Sciences Academy

1974 – 2004 Managing Member and CEO at TePe Group

Currently CEO of Kantur & Akdas Insaat Ticaret A.Ş. and ITC Invest Trading and Consulting AG (Integrated Solid Waste Technologies and Management).