Alparslan BAYRAKTAR serves as the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Türkiye. Prior to assuming this post, he was the Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources between 2018-2023; the Deputy Undersecretary of MENR and the General Director of International Affairs and European Union between 2016-2018. Between 2010-2016, Mr. Bayraktar served as a Commissioner of Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Türkiye. Before his public service, he worked for the private sector in Türkiye and abroad.
Mr. Bayraktar also holds positions in various international organizations involved in issues relating to energy governance. He served as the Chairman of International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) and Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA). Currently, he is the Chairman of World Energy Council Türkiye.
Mr. BAYRAKTAR holds B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, LL.M. in Law and Economics from Bilkent University and M.A. in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. He received his Ph.D. in Energy, Environmental Economics & Policy from Middle East Technical University.