Following recent elections in Turkey, which marked the beginning of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s third presidential term, a new cabinet was unveiled.
The new Minister of Energy and Natural Resources is Alparslan Bayraktar who previously was the Deputy Undersecretary of MENR following his service as the General Director of International Affairs and European Union.
Between 2010-2016, Mr Bayraktar served as a Commissioner of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey. He also served as the Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources since 23 July 2018.
Before his public service, he worked for the private sector in Turkey and abroad.
Mr Bayraktar also holds positions in various international organizations involved in issues relating to energy governance. He served as the Chairman of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) and Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA). Currently, he is the Chairman of the World Energy Council Turkey.