We Congratulate Vice-Rector of ITU, Prof. Dr. İbrahim Özkol for his Election as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN
Mar 16, 2017


ITU's success continues in every field. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Özkol, Vice Rector of our university and Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Aeronautical Engineering Professor, was chosen as the new chairman of the board of directors of Turkey's leading high-tech company, ASELSAN.

At the ASELSAN Ordinary General Assembly, new members were selected to replace the members of the board of directors whose terms have expired and independent board members. Accordingly, the Vice Rector of our University and Faculty of Aeronautical and Astronautics, Department of Aeronautical Engineering Professor, Prof. Dr. İbrahim Özkol was chosen as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Who is İbrahim Özkol?

Prof. Dr. İbrahim Özkol was born in 1962 in Izmir. Dr. Özkol started his undergraduate studies at the ITU Aeronautical Engineering Department of the Aeronautics and Astronautical Engineering Faculty and completed his master's and doctoral studies in the same department. He suspended his academic career for a period of 15 months between 1992 and 1993, as he was appointed by the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) for the "CASA-3000" and "CN-235" projects in Spain. He continued his career in academia in 1996 and receiving the title of "professor" in 2005. Dr. Özkol is also a member of the Department of Aircraft Engineering at the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, as well as serving as a vice rector. Working as a principal investigator and researcher on SSM and TÜBİTAK supported projects, Dr. Özkol also undertook the founding of the ITU Air Transport Management Master Program, which was first established in universities in Turkey in 2013. Dr. Özkol is married with two children.

The new management will serve for 1 year

Mustafa Murat Şeker, Murat Üçüncü, Rector of Gebze Technical University Prof.Dr. Haluk Görgün, Ankara Governor Ercan Topaca, Retired Naval Technical Chairman Emin Sami Örgüç and Bayram Gençcan are among the new names selected as members of the Aselsan Board of Directors. Ziya Akbaş and Ercümend Arvas, who received the most votes in the election for independent board members, were re-elected. Mr. Şeker will also assume the post of chairman. All names chosen for ASELSAN's new administration will serve for 1 year.