Wednesday 31 August 2022

Mr Ufuk Yalçın has been appointed Chairman of the Board and Director General of TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. from 5 August 2022.

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Mr Ufuk Yalçın was born in Istanbul in 1975. He started his primary education in Istanbul Bostancı, and completed his primary education in Gümüşhane, secondary education in Istanbul Kadıköy Bostancı Secondary School, and high school education in Hayrullah Kefoğlu High School.

After graduating from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture in 1997, he started his career as an Application Engineer in the private sector in the same year.

In 1998, he started to work as a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer for Light Metro Vehicles at İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) İstanbul Ulaşım A.Ş. He left for military service while he was working as a Light Metro Mechanical Workshop Supervisor at İstanbul Ulaşım A.Ş.

After completing his military service, he worked as the Light Metro Heavy Maintenance Workshop Chief at İstanbul Ulaşım A.Ş. between 2002 and 2013, and he was appointed Production Coordinator in the Domestic Tramcar Project at İBB İstanbul Ulaşım A.Ş. in 2013. After this role, he served as Heavy Maintenance Coordinator for Workshops, and Heavy Maintenance and Supply Manager, respectively.

Between 2016 and 2018, he gave lectures on theses and graduation projects at the Department of Rail Systems Engineering at Karabuk University.

While working as the Deputy Director General responsible for technical affairs between 2018 and 2020, he started work as the Advisor to the Director General at TCDD Technic Consultancy and Engineering JSC.

Mr Yalçın, who had been working as the Business Development and Project Management Director since October 2020, was appointed Director General of TCDD Technic Consultancy and Engineering JSC in May 2022.

He was appointed Director General and Chairman of the Board of TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. from 5 August 2022.

Mr Yalçın is married with two children and speaks fluent English.

UIC expresses its warmest congratulations to Mr Yalçın on his appointment and conveys its very best wishes.

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