CHAIRMAN

Prof. Dr. Oral ERDOĞAN, the President (Rector) of Pîrî Reis University

Prof. Dr. Oral Erdoğan, who took office as the Vice Rector and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Pîrî Reis University in 2013, was appointed as the President (Rector) as of May 21, 2014.

He completed the undergraduate programme in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1989, the MSc programme in Management Engineering in 1992, and completed his PhD programme in 1996 ranking first in the class. Between 1990-1994, he worked in the Turkish Maritime Organization, between 1994-2001, in Istanbul Stock Exchange, and between 2001-2013, he worked at Istanbul Bilgi University. Prof. Erdoğan, having received the title of Associate Professor in finance in 2000 and becoming a Full Professor in 2005, has engaged in various academic studies in the fields of finance and maritime. Prof. Erdoğan’s main academic fields of study are Financial Management, International Finance, Financial Modelling, Risk Management and Derivatives Markets, Marine Administration and Finance, and Turkish Economics. His academic studies have been published in leading academic journals, such as, Review of Finance, International Review of Economics & FinanceQuantitative FinanceInternational Review of Applied Financial Issues and EconomicsEmerging Markets Finance and TradeJournal of Economic Literature, and Emerald Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis. In addition, he has published several books and presented many papers at national and international conferences.

Mr Erdoğan in addition to his academic responsibilities has served as the member of board of directors with Türksat Inc. between 2012-2014, with Aselsan Inc. between 2014-2016, and with the Turkish Sovereign Wealth Fund and the İstanbul Stock Exchange between 2017-2018. In addition, Erdoğan has been a consultant to the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs between 2006-2013, and is currently a consultant for the Chamber of Shipping, Kocaeli Chamber of Industry, Shipbuilders Industry Union and Aselsan Inc.