Mr Ali İhsan Uygun, who was born in Ordu in 1966, graduated from Istanbul Technical University Electrical-Electronic Engineering Department in 1987.
In 1988, he completed his Master’s Degree at Istanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration, Economics Institute, Department of Management and Administration.
He served within the Transportation Industry and Trade Inc., part of İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB), as:
Telecommand and Catenary Chief between 1995 and 1997,
Assistant Manager of Stationary Facilities between 1997 and 1999,
Electrical-Electronics Facilities Manager between 1999-2005,
Operations Manager between 2005 and 2015.
Mr Ali İhsan Uygun, who took over the role as Deputy Director General and Member of the Board in TCDD in June 2015, has been assigned the position of Director General of TCDD as of 19 February 19 2019.
He is married with two children and speaks English.
Mr Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, said: “I thank My Uygun for all he has done as Chairman of RAME and as Vice-Chairman of UIC within the international railway community, working to achieve development and harmony.
I extend my congratulations to Mr Ali İhsan Uygun on his appointment. I am delighted to have already worked with Mr Uygun and thank him for accepting on behalf of Turkish Railways the mandate of Vice-Chairman of the association and Chairman of his Middle-East region. This will of course be confirmed at the UIC General Assembly in Budapest.”
Mr François Davenne, UIC Deputy Director General, added: “I would like to join Jean-Pierre Loubinoux in expressing my gratitude to Mr Isa Apaydin, who has always been committed to the development of international railway services within UIC, where he played a prominent role. I congratulate Mr Uygun on his appointment and am looking forward to working with him as new Vice-Chairman of UIC and Chairman of the RAME region.”