He started his career at Koç Group, Istanbul as Systems Analyst. He migrated to Canada in 1982, worked for General Motors Co. and Bell Canada International as systems programmer & systems consultant, respectively. As part of the Bell Canada team, he worked as consultant and Asst. General Manager positions on the privatization of Malaysia Telecom from 1986 to 1992.
He later established his own consultancy company in Kuala Lumpur and provided management consultancy services to major international companies, such as IBM, Fujitsu, Andersen Consulting and Petronas. His major achievement in Malaysia was project management of the design and implementation of data/voice systems of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
He returned to Turkey at 1997 and joined TURKCELL, leading mobile operator, as Technical Director (CTO) responsible from Planning, Investment, Implementation and Operation of GSM network. He was directing a 2BillonUSD budget for expanding 700.000 GSM subscriber base to 5.5M subscribers within 2.5 years.
Mr. Ünsal joined SUPERONLINE in 1999 as the General Manager and led a young and dynamic team in creating and providing high quality consumer and corporate Internet services, and making Superonline the leading private ISP in the Turkish Market.
Superonline has been elected as "The Best ISP of Europe" in 2000. After liberalization of telecom sector in Turkey, as the Managing Director, Savaş Ünsal and the Team have transformed Superonline as "New Generation Telecommunication Operator" providing data, voice, and multimedia to consumer and corporate customers.
Superonline is acquired back by Turkcell in 2009.
After serving at the Board, Mr. Ünsal has left the operations of the company in May 2010 and launched his management consultancy company; İCE İletişim Hizmetleri Ltd. until 2016.
He's founder of Crowdfunding Association of Turkey, Vice Chairman of TBAA (Turkish Business Angels Association). He was investor, Chairman and CEO of dynamic Energy IoT Company of Turkey; Reengen A.Ş. He is founder and CEO of the first and leading crowdfunding platform of Turkey; crowdFON.com.