Salih Çene

Salih Cene was born in Istanbul in 1950 and since 1983, he has been living in Antalya.

He is married and has 3 children. His spoken languages are English, German and French.

After finishing the Istanbul Sisli Terakki Primary School and Isik High Shcool, Mr Cene continued his higher education in the field of Hospitality and Food & Beverage Management at Westminister Technical College(HND) in England.

Salih Cene started his hotelier life in 1969 and, after leaving the England in 1978, he continued it in Turkey. In his 46 years long business carrier he spent 36 years working as senior executive and consultant. In 1983, Salih Cene moved to Antalya where he has been living until today.

He was chairman and founder member of many civil society organizations in the hospitality field. After participating in the work of Skal International on national and international level for 23 years, in 2011 he was chosen in Skal World Board of Directors and he is currently being on a position of world's vice president in this organization.

Apart from writing many columns in several hospitality and tourism newspapers and journals, Salih Cene has contributed to a tourism and hospitality education as a specialist in the field by lecturing at universities, educational seminars and tourism programs.

With Elite Hospitality Inc which was found in 2006, Salih Cene has organized and managed many new hotel investments in Turkey and Russia and he is still working in the sector as a consultant and executive.