Yasin Erol

Istanbul Technopolis Entertech, General Manager

Yasin Erol was born in Bilecik in 1978. He began his primary education in Gediz, Kütahya, and completed primary, secondary and high school education in Sakarya. After graduating from the Department of International Relations (English) of Sakarya University, he completed his undergraduate education with his thesis in the field of “Continental Shelves in International Waters” in International Maritime Law. He then went to the United Kingdom for Research & Development and Entrepreneurship purposes in 2003. He remained in the United Kingdom and worked as a Branch Manager, Import/Export Manager, Finance Manager and General Manager in various sectors, and also established and developed his own companies.
Aside from his work experience, he has been involved in researches and studies in the United Kingdom as part of Technology Transfer Office and University-Industry Collaborations. He returned to Turkey and served as the Deputy General Manager in Istanbul Technical University Arı Teknokent A.Ş., working simultaneously as the General Coordinator of the İTÜ Nova Technology Transfer Office A.Ş. in 2013–2014. He speaks both English and Arabic at an advanced level. Erol has been working as the General Manager/CEO of Istanbul University Teknokent A.Ş. since January 2015.