Haydar Yenigün |
Haydar Yenigün graduated from Yıldız Technical University in Mechanical Engineering and joined Ford Otosan in 1987, serving as Method Engineer until 1990. He worked as a Project Engineer between 1992 and 1996. He served in a variety of positions during the establishment of the Kocaeli Plant after the shares of Ford Motor Company and Otosan A.S. were equalized in 1997. He became Project Leader in 1998. He participated in the production process of the Ford Transit, and the design and production processes of the Ford Transit Connect. He worked as Welding Area Manager in the Kocaeli Plant between 1999 and 2007, and served as Kocaeli Plant Manager and Assistant General Manager from 2007 to 2012. He was appointed as Ford Otosan General Manager and became a Member of the Board of Directors on 15 February 2012. He is the President of Automotive Group of Koc Holding since April 2022.
Mr. Yenigün served as the Chairperson of the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) Board of Directors between March 2018 and March 2022. In addition, he is a member of Kocaeli Chamber of Industry Board of Directors and member of Employers Association of Metal Industries Board of Directors, member of Turkish Industry and Business Association, and Vice Chairperson of the Turkish-American Business Council Executive Committee. Between 2020 and 2022, he served as a member of European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) Board of Directors.