Born in Adana's Ceyhan district in 1956, Ali Avcı completed his primary and secondary education in this district, and his higher education at Çukurova University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Maintaining his education and business life together, Avcı transformed Ceynak Logistics from a local transportation company into a regional, then national, and later international, logistics company. Being a pioneer in the logistics sector, Avcı gathered together the Ceynak A.Ş., Ceysan A.Ş., Ceyport A.Ş., Ceymar A.Ş. and Samsunport A.Ş. companies under Cey Group.
Avcı established logistics terminals in important trade centers in the Mediterranean, Aegean, Black Sea, Thrace and Marmara regions, and launched services such as complementary combined transportation. In 2008, he obtained the “Port Operation Concession Right" of Samsun Port, which is a part of the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), from the Privatization Administration for 36 years. Avcı, who gives conferences for the business world in various universities, including especially Istanbul University, is an active participant and speaker at conferences organized by various institutions and organizations in this field.
Avcı, who cooperates with universities and provides financial and moral support to the departments that train personnel for the sector, is also a member of the advisory board of Istanbul Beykoz Logistics Vocational School, a member of the advisory board of the Istanbul University Application and Research Center, a committee member in various professional organizations and a member of Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), Çukurova Industry and Business Federation (ÇUKUROVASİFED), Mersin Industry and Business Association (MESİAD), Yenibosna Industry and Business Association (YENSİAD) and the Bakırköy Industry and Business Association (BİAD).
Avcı, who was Vice President of TÜRKONFED for the period 2015-2018, continues his duties as President of Sectoral Associations (SEDEFED). Avcı continues his duty as a Board Member of TÜRKONFED for the period 2018-2021.