Ümit Önal

CEO @ Türk Telekom

Beginning his professional career in the media and communications sector, Ümit Önal joined Turkuvaz Media Group in 2007 and served as General Manager of ATV, Advertising Group President and Executive Committee Member until 2015, respectively.

In 2015, Ümit Önal assumed the positions of Board Member and General Manager of Digitürk and successfully managed the sales process of Digitürk to BeIN Group.

Joining Türk Telekom family at the end of 2016, Ümit Önal served as Executive Vice President in charge of Sales and Customer Services at Türk Telekom between 2016-2018.

Leading the most successful growth performance since the IPO of Türk Telekom, Ümit Önal achieved record growth of the last 10 years and the highest revenue growth in 2018.

As of July 31, 2019, Turkey’s leading telecommunications and technology company, Turk Telekom appointed to the CEO position at the Onal hope; started to work with the vision of leading the digital and technological transformation of our country.

With over 20 years experience in the media industry, Ümit Önal had a chance to be a part of the realization of the transformation process of Turkey’s media and has taken an active role in industry associations throughout his career. Önal served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of TIAK (Television Monitoring and Research Committee). He is a member of the Board of Directors of TVYD (Television Broadcasters Association) and RVD (Advertisers Association).