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Mustafa Alper's career started as a Research Assistant at Milano University in 1976. From 1977 to 1980 he was a Project Planning Engineer for Turkish Iron and Steel Works in Ankara. In 1982 he became Sectoral Specialist and later Project Group Manager for the State Planning Organization of Prime Ministry until 1991. During this period he was also Consultant for the World Bank from 1985 to 1986 in Washington DC, USA. From 1991 to 1992 Mustafa Alper was Vice President of Emlak Bank. Later, he became Coordinator and Chief Advisor to the Chairman as well as CEO and Chairman for some of Group Companies at TEKFEN Holding from 1992 to 2000. In 2000, he was the General Manager at Thames Water- KOSAŞ Kocaeli Water Supply Services Co. until 2004. In 2004, Mustafa Alper was appointed Secretary General to YASED-International Investors Association of Turkey for seven years. In April 2011 he decided to end his full time duties in his career.
Since 2011 he has been a freelance consultant in strategy development, management planning, investments, human resources for national and international organizations. He was also Regional Director of the New York based Fordham University in Istanbul from 2011 to 2014.
Since 2012 he has been teaching at the Bogazici University as part-time instructor. Since 2014, he is an Angel Investor engaged in various activities aiming to mentor, coach, guide and support young entrepreneurs in the universities. Being the cofounder of “TRangels Business Angels Network” (BAN), he is presently the President of the TRangels BAN in Istanbul.