Born in 1954, C. Müjdat Altay received BSc from Istanbul Technical University in Electronics & Communication Engineering and MSc. in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Boğaziçi University.
Started his career as Research Assistant at TUBITAK, he joined Netas as R&D Engineer in 1981. During his 16 years at R&D, he contributed to the successful growth of Netas R&D. He served as R&D Group Director from 1992 to 1997 and then joined Nortel Networks UK plc in 1997, before returning to Netas in 1998.
In December 2004, he was appointed as Netas CEO.Since then has led the efforts to transform the company from a product provider to a systems integrator by leveraging the innovation capabilities of the organization. In the last ten years, Netaş has implemented large-scale projects that transformed the way of operation in several sectors while increasing its R&D investments. As a result, Netaş became the largest systems integrator in Turkey and its sales has increased to $ 330M in 2016 from $75M in 2006.
Mr. Altay is also member of various industry bodies, including National Innovation Initiative (NII), Electronic Industry Professional Committee of the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, Turkey Science Centers Foundation, YASED (International Investors Association). Altay was one the founding members of the Digital Turkey Platform (DTP) and Turkey Science Centers Foundation. He serves as board member at Turkish Informatics Foundation, and at the board of Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV) and as Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Technology Awards (XI –XII) organized by TUBITAK, TTGV and the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD). Altay was re-elected to the Chairmanship of TESID and joined the Executive Board of Turkey – China Business Council under the umbrella of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) in 2018.
Leading the establishment of Netaş Wesley Clover Technology Fund in 2013, Altay supports to build platforms for the early stage technology startups that offer high value added products in Turkey.
C. Müjdat Altay is married with two children.