Cem Altan studied Textile Engineering at Nottingham Trent University between 1977 and 1983. After getting a Graduate degree from university, he started working for retail groups of Benetton in U K and Beymen in Istanbul.
After all those years gaining experiences, Cem Altan has started his own business as foreign trading company selling Turkish garments to the UK’s market and marketing Turkish garment internationally. He has been the founder and chairman of Aycem Textile since 1991. He is a board member of Istanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association, Turkish Clothing Manufacturer’s Association, International Apparel Federation (IAF) and President of Istanbul Fashion Week Committee.