Kemal Saatcioglu was born in Izmir, Turkey on 27.06.1968. He started sailing training at the age of 7 at Istanbul Sailing Club. He was graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Economics. He later completed his Masters’ Degree on “Management of Maritime Administration” at the Institute of Marine Science and Technology of Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir, Turkey.
He worked on board yachts, sailed national regattas in Turkey as well as international regattas around Europe.
He started his career in marina business at Setur Kusadasi Marina as chief of harbour services. After Kuşadası, he got promoted to his first marina manager position at Setur Cesme Marina. This was followed by Setur Kusadası Marina, Netsel Marmaris Marina and Setur Kalamis & Fenerbahçe marinas.
As of the business development of Setur Marinas, he attended several national and international tenders and took part in developments of several new marinas of Setur.
He was the organiser of the “Aegean Yacht Rally” between 2000-2010.
In February 2011 he became the general manager of Camper & Nicholsons Cesme Marina.
From March 2014 to May 2018 he was the CEO of D-Marin Marinas Group of Dogus Holding.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Marine Tourism Association.
He is married and the father of a son and a daughter.