Webit Speaker, Chief Executive of Spectrum Medya A.S.
Ali Abhary is the Chief Executive of Spectrum Medya A.S., the largest radio broadcasting company in Turkey. An Iranian-Canadian who moved to Turkey 16 years ago, Mr. Abhary is the founder of Biletix A.S., the leading entertainment ticketing company in Turkey which he subsequently sold to Ticketmaster / Live Nation in 2006. In founding Biletix, Mr. Abhary established one of the earliest and most successful internet startups in Turkey, and the first that led to a direct investment from a major international e-commerce company. Prior to founding Biletix, Mr. Abhary was a Senior Consultant with Monitor Group, a world-leading strategy consulting firm having worked in Monitor’s Istanbul and Boston offices advising major Fortune 500 companies on issues of strategy and new market entry. Mr. Abhary is a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brown University where he studied International Relations and Economics.