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Alparslan BAYRAKTAR (Chairman of the Board)
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Alparslan Bayraktar serves as the Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. Prior to assuming this post, he was the Deputy Undersecretary of MENR following his service as the General Director of International Affairs and European Union. Between 2010-2016, Mr. Bayraktar served as a Commissioner of Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey. Before his public service, he worked for the private sector in Turkey and abroad. Mr. Bayraktar also holds positions in various international organizations involved in issues relating to energy governance. He served as the Chairman of International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) and Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA). Currently, he is the Chairman of World Energy Council Turkey. Mr. Bayraktar received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, LLM in Law and Economics from Bilkent University and MA in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.

 

 
Safa USLU (Member of the Board)
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Mr Uslu is a PhD candidate on Turkey – Africa Energy Relations in Durham University and holds a Master Degree in International Relations from the same university. He earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in Sakarya University, in 2000. He is also 2015 Eisenhower Fellow. Currently, he works as the Director General for General Directorate of Foreign Affairs and EU in the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. Mr. Uslu previously served as the Advisor to Abdullah Gul, The Former President of Republic of Turkey for 4 years. Before this title, he worked as Chief of Cabinet to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister. Earlier in his career, Mr Uslu’s served as the Assistant-Advisor to an MP, in the Turkish National Assembly. He is married with two children.

 

 
Dr. Şuayip BİRİNCİ (Member of the Board) 
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Mr. Şuayip Birinci was graduated from On Dokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine in 1998. He completed two master’s programs which are; Health Institutions Administration Master’s Program (2010) and Leadership and Global Entrepreneurship Master’s Program(2013). Since 2013, he’s been Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Candidate working on Health Institutions Administration. He began his career as a physician in 1998 and worked at various public institutions until 2005. Between 2005-2009, he worked as Deputy Chief Physician at Istanbul Umraniye Training and Research Hospital. After, he was appointed to Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Health as Deputy Director and worked until 2012. Between 2012-2014, he worked as the Secretary General for Istanbul Northern Anatolia Public Hospitals Association. Between 2014-2018, he worked as Deputy Undersecretary at Turkish Ministry of Health and in 2018 August, he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Health. Besides, since 28 September 2016, he’s been a member of the Board of TPIC. Speaking fluent English, Mr. Birinci is married with three children.

Ömer Sami YAPICI (Member of the Board)
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Bülent Şenol AKSOY (Member of the Board)
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Mr Bülent Şenol AKSOY, graduated from Faculty of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering of Istanbul Technical University, completed his post graduate degree at Marmara University. Mr. Aksoy is about to complete his PhD at Istanbul Commerce University and carries out academic studies on “International Macroeconomic Impacts of Oil and Energy Prices”. Mr. Aksoy, with an experience of 24 years on Energy/Oil and Gas Projects in Africa, Middle East and Central Asia as well as Banking and Investment Finance, has been appointed as General Manager and Member of Board of Directors of TPIC as of 25 July 2018. Mr. Aksoy is fluent in English. He’s married with three children.