Mr Erol Arikan, formerly Deputy Director General of TCDD Tasimacilik A.S., has been appointed the new Director General of the company as of 13 February 2019.
Mr Arikan was born in Ankara in 1959. Mr Arikan, who completed his primary and secondary education in Ankara and his upper secondary education in Eskisehir at the Railway Vocational High School, started his professional career as an assistant train driver in 1978. He obtained his bachelor degree from the Mechanical Engineering Faculty in 1983 and took up a position as Engineer at the Directorate General of Turkish State Railways in the same year. Mr Arikan, who has respectively worked as Workshop Manager, Division Manager within the Rolling Stock Department, Deputy Head of the same department, Director of the 2nd Region and Head of the Traffic Management Department, successfully held the offices of Head of the Passenger Transport Department, Deputy Director General and Member of the Board of TCDD Tasimacilik A.S. upon the establishment of TCDD Tasimacilik A.S..
(Source: TCDD Tasimacilik A.S.)