Born in 1951, Gürbüz Alp Kireç graduated from Robert College in 1969, and from Civil Engineering at Boğaziçi University in 1973. With an MS in Analytical Soil Mechanics at King’s College in 1974, Kireç started his career as Planning Engineer at the construction of the Çanakkale Cement Plant in 1974. He joined Tekfen Construction in 1978 and worked on various projects in Turkey and abroad until 1994. He was appointed Deputy General Manager of Teksan (Tekfen-Eksan) JV in 1991, and served as General Manager of the Oger-Tekfen Partnership in Saudi Arabia between 1994 and 1998. At this date, he was appointed VP of Logistics at the company headquarters. In 2003, he assumed the position of VP in charge of Operations, and was Senior VP of Operations between 2005 and 2013. Kireç became Vice Chairman of the Board at Tekfen Construction in 2013 and Chairman of the Board at Tekfen Construction, Tekfen Manufacturing and Tekfen Engineering. In March 2017, Gürbüz Alp Kireç was appointed Vice President of Tekfen Holding in charge of the Contracting Group.