Borusan ArGe General Manager
Dr. A. Murat Yıldırım graduated from Bursa Erkek High School and then obtained BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Uludag University. Then, he completed his PhD thesis entitled "Mathematical Modeling of Combustion and Emissions in Internal Combustion Engines". While he was the head of the Department of Energy, where he worked as an assistant professor for 10 years, he quit academic career and started a career in the private sector. In the same year, he was chosen one of the 'Most Successful Youths of the World' in the Category of Scientific Leadership.
Dr. Yıldırım served as a senior manager in Ford Otosan, Tüpraş and Koç Holding in R&D, Innovation and Technology Management, respectively. He gained experience in Strategic Planning, Risk Management, and Investments. He conducted studies on the leadership in Digitalization and Industry 4.0 transformation of companies and development and transformation of company strategies. He took part in the establishment of a large number of R&D Centers for development and deployment of R&D and Innovation processes within the framework of organizational and customer-oriented requirements. He led development of new markets and business lines, primarily in energy and automotive sectors.
Dr. Yıldırım conducted projects on design of Turkey's first diesel engine and first hybrid electric vehicle and development of Turkey's first fuel cell. He also served as the Founding President of ICAT - International Automotive Technology Conferences and published about 100 international and national academic papers, has 17 international patents and took part in more than 30 conferences as a speaker. He is currently Technology Development and R&D General Manager in Borusan Holding and is married and has a kid.