Hasan Büyükdede, President of Board of Management of SAHA Istanbul, Appointed Chief Advisor to the President and Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology

6 Eylül 2018
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Hasan Büyükdede, President of Board of Management of SAHA Istanbul, was appointed Chief Advisor to the President and Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology with Presidential Decree numbered 2018/50 published in the second repetition of the Official Gazette dated July 31 and numbered 30495. Çetin Ali Dönmez, Assistant Professor in the Management Department of İbn Haldun University, and Mehmet Fatih Kacır, Founding President of the Turkish Technology Team Foundation, have been appointed as Deputy Ministers of Industry and Technology in the same decree published in the Official Gazette.

Hasan Büyükdede, played an important role in the founding of SAHA Istanbul, the fastest growing cluster in Turkey, and remained as President of Board of Management of SAHA Istanbul up until his new appointment. He was born in Konya in 1949, and completed his primary, secondary and high school education there, before graduating from the Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering in 1972. He worked as Production Manager and Technical Manager at İmbat Makine Sanayii between 1972 and 1974, and then between 1975 and 1977. He established Hidromode Hidrolik Makine Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. in 1977. He then took part in the founding of Seranit Sanayi A.Ş. in 1992, where he served as President of the Management Board and General Manager for 10 years. Büyükdede has for 36 years been one of Turkey’s leading manufacturers of machinery, specialising in advanced technology hydraulic presses.

Working actively in non-governmental organisations, Büyükdede:

  • Is a former member of the Board of Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MÜSİAD), and is currently a member of the Higher Advisory Board.
  • Was in charge of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO) Assembly Membership and served as Vice President of the Assembly. Is currently serving on the İTO Vocational Training and Industry Committees.
  • Was Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Istanbul Ticaret University, and a member of the Teknopark İstanbul Board of Directors between 2008 and 2011.
  • Was elected as an Assembly Member and Vice President of the Assembly of the Istanbul Chamber of Industry in 2009, 2013 and 2018.
  • Was a member of Economic Development Foundation (İKV) Board of Directors, representing the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).
  • Was elected as 10th Term Provincial General Assembly Member of the Istanbul Büyükçekmece District under the Justice and Development Party between 2004 and 2009. Was the President of the Istanbul Provincial General Assembly of the Justice and Development Party between 2007 and 2009.
  • Was the president of the project started in 2006 to transform TESKOOP Technology and Industry Cooperative and MÜSİAD member micro-scale businesses to mid-scale and large-scale businesses.
  • Is a member of the Board of Directors of Gebze Bilişim Vadisi.
  • Has for two years been the Founding President of Board of Management of SAHA Istanbul Defence and Aerospace Cluster Association, established in Teknopark İstanbul.

Büyükdede speaks English and German. He is married and has two sons.

MSI TDR wishes Büyükdede every success in his new role.

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