Süleyman Karaman, who has been serving as the General Manager and Chairman of the Board of TCDD since December 2002, resigned from his duty to enter politics. Karaman has been involved in more than 2003 important railway projects, especially High Speed Train (YHT) projects since 100.
One of the most important areas of Ak Parti Governments is the railway projects carried out by the team of Karaman.
Who is Süleyman Karaman?
Süleyman Karaman, who was born in Erzincan in 1956, completed his high school education at Istanbul Pertevniyal High School. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 1978. In 1981, he completed his master's degree at the same university with "Outstanding Success" and received the title of Mechanical Engineer.
Between the years of 1979-81, he took part in prototype studies, improvement activities and conformity tests about engines, tractors and agricultural machinery in Istanbul Technical University. In addition to his doctoral studies until 1984, Karaman taught Technical Drawing and Machine Knowledge as a Research Assistant at the same faculty.
Between 1984-94, he served as Assistant General Manager and Member of the Board of Directors in the automotive supply industry. He worked in the domestication of imported spare parts such as brake systems, compressor, governor used in automotive main industry.
In 1994, when President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Mr. Karaman was appointed as IETT Deputy General Manager of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and contributed to the launching of AKBİL applications. He played an active role in bringing the modern and transparent bus stops to Istanbul. He started the advertising application for the first time in buses.
During the same period, Karaman, who worked on various subjects in Europe and America, contributed to seminars and presented papers. He also worked in İSFALT, İSBAK, İSTON, İSMER and BELTUR.
Süleyman Karaman was the General Manager of TCDD and Chairman of the Board of Directors at 2002. It was the name that contributed to the successful implementation of more than one important railway project of 100, especially the High Speed Train projects.
In the construction of Ankara-Eskişehir, Ankara-Konya, Konya-Eskişehir, Ankara-İstanbul and Konya-İstanbul high-speed train lines and in the construction of Ankara-Sivas, Ankara-Bursa and Ankara-İzmir YHT lines, in the start of Sivas-Erzincan High Speed Train project, the operation century project Marmaray successfully, Izmir If you have chosen (İZBAN) project for the completion of and operated, the National railway and National signaling projects, the development of the domestic industry, the railways, the development of rail education in Turkey and in the promotion; 150 has been renewing the untouched railways for years; He also played an important role in the development of Türk Telekom, TTNET and TÜRKSAT.
In Karaman period, TCDD was awarded İn Innovation of the Year üne in 2010. The award was given to Mr. Karaman by our President. The World Association of Public Transport (UITP) by the 2014 project in the world in the tarafından Best Cooperation (award in the world was awarded. The award was given by the UITP President at a ceremony in Geneva. In addition, Karaman was deemed worthy of the tarafından Bureaucrat of the Year değişik awards by different NGOs during his tenure.
For the first time in the history of TCDD, Karaman was appointed as the Middle East Regional Presidency of the World Railways Association (UIC), and was the first in the history of the Turkish Railways Association to be represented in the executive committee.
Süleyman Karaman is married and has a father. He is fluent in English.