Born in 1965 in Taşlıçay, Ağrı, Abdullah ATALAY completed his undergraduate studies in 1991 under the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yıldız University. The same year, he started working as an engineer in TEK Mardin Elektrik Dağıtım Müessese Müdürlüğü. He was appointed as Chief Engineer in 1992 to TEK Van Elektrik Dağıtım Müessese Müdürlüğü Erciş İşletme; as Engineer, Chief Engineer, Manager and Director to Turkish Electricity Distribution Corporation (TEDAŞ) Ağrı Elektrik Dağıtım Müessese respectively between 1992-2003; as Manager to TEK İzmir Elektrik Dağıtım Müessese between 2003-2005 and as the Manager of TEDAŞ Electricity Distribution Agency between 2003-2005. Between 2005-2008, Mr. ATALAY held many positions from Assistant General Manager to TEDAŞ, to Chairman of Board to Gediz and Dicle EDAŞ as well as member of the Supervisory Board to Meram EDAŞ. Between 2008 and 2013, he served as the Chairman and General Manager to Boğaziçi Elektrik Dağıtım Anonim Şirketi. He is currently the incumbent General Manager and Distribution Companies Coordinator at Bedaş and serves as General Manager and General Coordinator in the private sector.
As of 2017, Mr. ATALAY has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as CEO by proxy to Turkey Electricity Transmission Company’s General Directorate. He currently continues to hold this position.
Mr. ATALAY is married with two children and speaks English and Arabic.