Zeynep Sarılar has been Chairwoman of ITEA since 1 February 2016. As an Electrical and Electronics Engineering graduate, she worked on both sides of the Atlantic in software and system design before co-founding Mobilera, a leading CRM-based mobile marketing and advertising company, in 2001.

In 2013, she initiated GEMİM, a Centre for Entrepreneurship Training and Incubation. She worked as a consultant for Pera EEMEA, providing consultancy services for national and international funding projects and coordinating a Growth Accelerator Programme between 2013 and 2016.

Zeynep founded Actuate Innovation Corporate in 2016 in Bulgaria and Turkey.