Group Chief Digital Officer
Tayfun Topkoc is the Group Chief Digital Officer at Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading award winning, fully integrated environment and waste management company.
In his role, Tayfun oversees Information Technology functions, innovation and diversification of the Group business. He is responsible for digital strategy, and for driving change across the Group level, to transform Bee’ah into a digital platform company.
Tayfun brings more than 20 years of technology industry experience in the Middle East to the company; along with extensive general management expertise, including innovation and disruptive business models.
Prior to joining Bee’ah in 2018, Tayfun was the Managing Director for UAE and Oman at SAP. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s in-country presence and growth strategy including sales and marketing operations in the entire market unit, delivering strategic, operational and financial excellence. He has a proven track record of delivering on sales performance, and ensuring brand growth through continuous improvement and innovation. A leader who specializes in creative problem solving and building dream teams, Tayfun has actively supported the UAE’s Vision 2021 goals of digital transformation.
Tayfun joined SAP in 2014 from Hewlett Packard, where he held the position of Regional Director for Software Business in the Middle East, since 2010. Previous positions with Hewlett Packard include Software and Solutions Country Manager for Turkey; and Industries Director for Telecom, Energy, and Manufacturing in Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Tayfun serves as a board member for several start-ups in order to promote entrepreneurs; in addition to delivering lectures on marketing, talent & leadership management, at several universities.
Tayfun holds an Executive MBA from KOC University, a M.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, as well as a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.