Professor Görgün new President of SSB

Professor Görgün new President of SSB

Haluk Görgün, Aselsan President and CEO, is assigned as the new head of the Defence Industry Agency (SSB), replacing Professor İsmail Demir.

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Professor Haluk Görgün was born in 1973. He completed his undergraduate and graduate education in the Electrical Engineering Department of Yıldız Technical University and his PhD at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, USA 2003. After his Ph.D. graduation, he was engaged in scientific studies at the University of Connecticut in 2004-2005. He became an associate professor in 2008 and a professor in 2013 at Yıldız Technical University, where he served from 2005-2008 as an assistant professor. Professor Görgün is the founder department chairman of Yıldız Technical University, Control and Automation Engineering Department. He served as the Control and Automation Engineering Department’s Chairman between 2009 and 2013. During his chairmanship, he has been the founder of many postgraduate programs. Professor Görgün served as the Turkiye Delegate of the European Union 7th Framework Program Energy Field between 2007 and 2010. Professor Görgün carried out his duties as a Board Member of Yıldız Technical University Technopark, BAP Coordinate, Science Application and Research Center. He also served as the Editor of YTU Sigma Engineering and Science Journal between 2010-2013. Professor Görgün also carried out his duties as Yıldız Technical University Deputy Manager of the Institute of Science and Vice-Rector. 

In 2013, Professor Görgün was elected as an Associate Member of the Turkiye Academy of Sciences. He was the Rector of Gebze Technical University from November 2014 to April 2018. He has a long list of national and international articles, reports, editorial editions, and projects to his credit. He was named Rector of the Year in organisations organised by various institutions in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 for his pioneering contributions to university-industry cooperation during his rectorship. He was a member of the IT Valley's Board of Directors.

Professor Haluk Görgün has served in many commissions and committees at TÜBİTAK and the Council of Higher Education YÖK. He is also the president of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB) Defence Industry Council. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Board of the Gebze Technical Education and Research Foundation, where he made significant contributions to the establishment. Professor Haluk Görgün’s membership in the Board of Trustees of many institutions has also been ongoing such as the Basic Science Research Foundation of Turkiye, Yıldız Technical University Foundation and OSTİM Technical University. Professor Görgün was elected as a Member of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN for the first time on 15 March 2017 by a resolution of the General Assembly. He was re-elected as a Member of the Board of Directors at the ASELSAN Ordinary General Assembly Meeting held on 2 April 2018 and was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors on the same day. At the Board of Directors meeting dated 17 April 2018, Professor Görgün was appointed ASELSAN General Manager on 27 April 2018, in addition to his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Professor Görgün was re-elected on 26 April 2023 to the same position until the next ordinary general assembly. Professor Görgün is married with two children.