Volkan Sozmen was born in Ankara in 1972 and graduated from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Faculty of Chemical Engineering. Holding a postgraduate degree in the field of the Polymer Science and Technologies, Sözmen completed his Executive MBA at METU. Sozmen had several experiences as a sales professional in IT industry since he started his career in 1999.
He joined IBM in 2003 and assumed several roles within the company related to public, telecommunication, banking, finance and insurance industries. He was serving as Enterprise Business Unit Manager until he was assigned to his current role as IBM Turkey Country General Manager in January 2019. He gives importance to the diversity in the company, and he took responsibility as the “Diversity Ambassador” for many years at IBM. He is married and the father of 2 children.