Director General for Regional Development
Graduated from Middle East Technical University of Turkey, Dept. of City and Regional Planning (B.Sc., 1989). Completed graduate study at Cornell University, Regional Science program (M.Sc., 1999). Worked as a planner at Ministry of Public Works and Settlement on territorial and regional planning (1989-1992) and later at at Undersecretariat of State Planning Organization as planning specialist (1992-2005). Concentrated on local economic growth, regional analysis and development.
Appointed Head of Department for Strategic Planning at the State Planning Organization, responsible for developing strategic management for the public sector (2005-2006). Served as the Director of Strategy Development Directorate at the Prime Minister’s Office, being responsible for the development of strategic/performance and budget management, establishment and development of internal control (2006-2009). Appointed as Director General for Regional Development at Ministry of Development (July 2009-to date). His services have been been responsible for the coordination of general outlining of regional policy as well as oversight on regional development agencies and other centrally managed development programs.