MINISTER OF TRANSPORT, MARITIME AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS OF TURKEY

H.E. Mr. Lütfi ELVAN 

Born in Karaman in 1962. Married, has 2 children.

Education

Graduated from Faculty of Mining Engineering, İstanbul Technical University,

M. Phil. in Mine and Operational Research from Leeds University, the UK in 1986,

MA in Economy from Delaware University, the USA in 1995.

Professional Experince

1987-1989: Engineer at the Operational Research Department of ETİBANK.
1989-2007: Served at the Prime Ministry State Planning Organization at various capacities as:
1989-1996: Expert in various Directorate Generals,
1996-2002: Head of the Department of Priority Regions in Development,
2002-2007: Deputy Undersecretary,
2003-2007: Chairman of the Board of Directors of EU Education and Youth Center, and Member of Committee on Monitoring and Orientation of EU Negotiations.

2007: Elected as the Karaman Member of Parliament

2007-2011:
Adviser to the Prime Minister, H.E. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN.
Co-Chairman of Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee.
Head of Turkey-Hungary Friendship Group .
Representative of Turkey to the South-east Europe Cooperation Process.

2011: Elected as the Karaman Member of Parliament, 2nd term.
2011- 26 December 2013:
Head of the Planning and Budget Commission in Turkish Grand National Assembly.
Representative of Turkey to the South-east Europe Cooperation Process.
26 December 2013: Appointed as the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications.

Languages:
English (Excellent)