|Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Diplom Kaufman||1992|
Sina is an Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Markafoni, the first and leading Online Fashion site of Turkey.
Markafoni became the first Turkish internet company expanding beyond the borders of Turkey: Markafoni launched sites in Australia, Ukraine, Greece and Poland between 2009 and 2011. In Turkey, Markafoni established zizigo.com as well as Misspera.com and acquired enmoda.com.
The Naspers Group acquired in July 2011 a majority stake at Markafoni and signed for one of the biggest deals in the Turkish internet.
Sina is also an active Business Angel and invests in early stage start-ups.
He is founding member of Galata Business Angels, a group of Turkish Business Angels investing into online and digital opportunities. Sina is also Board Member of Endeavor Turkey, Board Member of “Türkiye Bilişim Vakfı” (TBV) and Member of TOBB (Girişim Sermayesi Meclisi Asbaşkanı ve Genç Girişimciler Üst Konseyi Üyesi) and TÜSİAD Member.
Sina has been elected as the “Internet Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Business Angel of the Year” in Turkey.
Markafoni won several awards: “Best Web Start-up 2011” and “Best Flash Sales Site 2011” as well as “Best Flash Sales Site 2012”. The Wired UK magazin elected in 2012 and 2013 Markafoni to the hottest 100 companies in Europe.
Prior to Markafoni, Sina spent more than 5 years with eBay and 12 years with KPMG. Sina received a “Diplom Kaufmann” from Münster University and speaks five languages.
He shares his thoughts on eCommerce in his personal blog www.sinaafra.com and on twitter (sinaafra).
The Startup Scene In Turkey | Keen On… Sina AfraAdded: 11/18/13
NOAH12 - Fireside chat with Sina Afra on Transformation of Flash SalesAdded: 11/18/13
DLD12 - Digital BosporusAdded: 11/18/13
One day in life of Sina Afra with Google GlassAdded: 11/18/13
IDCEE13 - Sina Afra on Entrepreneurship in TurkeyAdded: 11/18/13
Sina Afra by Google TurkeyAdded: 11/18/13
DLD13 - Creative ways to sellAdded: 11/18/13