Cem Bilsel, born in Adana in 1966, completed his bachelor’s degree  and master studies in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU). He began his career in 1988 at a biomedical company called Malhanlar Foreign Trade Inc. Subsequently, he worked as a Radio Link and Türksat Project Engineer, Türksat Project Manager, Türksat Station Manager, and Deputy Chief of the Satellite Department at PTT/Turk Telekom. He also served as the Customer Operations Manager and Technical Deputy General Manager at EURASIASAT SAM, a joint venture company established by Turkish Telecom based in Monaco and the French ALCATEL SPACE Company. In Monaco, he worked as an independent telecommunications consultant and as a Project Manager at ASELSAN. He retired in March 2023 and currently provides consultancy services to various companies. Cem Bilsel is married and a father of one child, and he is proficient in both English and French.