Introduction


Mr. Osman Kaya Turan
Managing Director / OKT SHIPPING & TRADING LTD.
Naval Architect and Marine Engineer (MBA, MSc)

With 25 years experience in the industry, Mr. Turan has gained knowledge in almost every discipline of Shipping, Ship Repair and Ship Building at top management positions. Mr. Turan has a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and an MBA from the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) after graduate from Istanbul Kabatas High School. During his time at ITU he worked under Ex - President & CEO of BMT International Inc., Prof. Dr. A. Yücel Odabasi’s supervision as an active member of Navy and Private sector projects.
One of his study “Modernisation of Coastal Fleet” has been incorporated in the Marine Section of the “8th five year State Plan” by the State Planning Organisation as a government policy.
He later made significant contribution at various well-known Turkish Shipyards and Turkish Shipping Companies to the Strategic Management, Production, Marketing strategies, Quality System implementation, Shipyard Establishment & Redesign, Project Finance, Newbuilding Contracts, Ship Sale & Purchase Activities and Ship Investment Feasibilities as Management Consultant.

He has also established a Repair Section in a Turkish Shipyard and managed the section together with the newbuilding marketing activities for five years. In addition to around 300 vessel successfully repaired, one of his newbulding project “Viking Lady” offshore supply vessel was the only commercial vessel to use fuel cell technology. It has been deployed in the North Sea. His yard also built chemical tankers and cement carriers successfully.
In his current company “OKT SHIPPING & TRADING LTD.”, he aims to create a fertile environment for ship owners and shipbuilders as well as finance institutions, by bringing together know-how and expertise through the following services:

·         Turkish & Worldwide Shipyards' Representation (Newbuildings, Docking, Repairs & Conversions)
·         Voyage and Port Repairs
·         Marine Chemicals & Ship Supply
·         Sales, After Sales and Technical Service
·         Ship Sale & Purchase Brokerage
·         Demolition
·         Ship Management Services
·         Research & Management Consultancy
·         Business Development & Marketing
In addition to his above business activities, he is also Member of the following committees;
·           Foreign Relations Commission of TURKISH SHIPBUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION
·           Advisory Board of YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, Naval Architecture and Maritime Faculty

He is married with one daughter and his wife is Vice Dean of Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Naval Architecture and Maritime.

M +90 530 415 14 12
ISTANBUL TURKEY

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DETAILED PERSONAL INFORMATION     



Birth
: 05 July 1972

Profession
: Naval Architect and Marine Engineer
: (M.Sc. degree incorporated with Management Faculty)
Language Skills
: English (Fluent)




EDUCATION





1998
I.T.U. Institute of Science and Technology
Upper-graduate Program
1996
I.T.U. Department of Languages and History      
Master Prep. Program (in English)
1995
I.T.U. Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
1989
Istanbul Kabataş High School




ADDITIONAL DUTIES




  •  Member of the Foreign Relations Commission of TURKISH SHIPBUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION (Cont.)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY Naval Architecture and Maritime Faculty (Cont.)
Turkish Coastal Fleet Renewal Committee (Advisor)
Turkish State Development Plan (Advisor)
Turkish Chamber of Shipping Sectoral Committees (Advisor)
Speeches on “Shipping and Shipbuilding Crisis” at Turkish Chamber of Naval Architects’ Week - 2010
Speeches on “Turkish Shipbuilding Industry” at BADER Conferences 2010
Speeches on “The effects of crisis on Shipbuilding Industry” at SMM ISTANBUL 2011 Congress
Speeches on “Shipbuilding Contracts & Shipyards” at Yıldız Technical University (cont.)
Speeches on “Shipbuilding Contracts & Shipyards” at Istanbul Technical University (cont.)
Articles on “Shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyard Management” at some shipping magazines and websites (cont.)



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



2009 Sept. – Cont.
Turkish Shipyards’ Representation for International Shipowners for docking, repair, conversion and newbuildings in Turkey



Ship S&P and Newbuilding contracting for Turkish & Global Shipowners



Ship Supply in Turkey



Worldwide Shipyards’ Representation for our Turkish/Global Owners for docking, repair, conversion and newbuildings worldwide



Chartering



Newbuilding Brokerage / Management Consultancy Services & Researches for Local and Global Companies
Strategy Implementation
Business Consultancy
Business Plan
Financing Solutions
Ship Investment Feasibilities
Project Oversight & Management (NB & Repairs)
Market Research
Marketing Plan
Company Presentation
Global & Shipping Market Reports
Management, International Markets, Shipping and Shipyard Industry Articles & Studies


2004 Sept. –2009 Sept.
TORLAK SHIPYARD
Deputy General Manager




Management of marketing activities for Newbuilding Department
Has taken active and useful role in contract negotiations, marketing progress until delivery and acceptance of the vessel by the owners of M/V Viking Lady (LNG fuelled Platform Supply Vessel - Partly Outfitted Hull).
Introduced the shipyard in international area after the shipyard intended to build turn-key contracts and offshore vessels, found prospective reputable clients and he still keeps his good relations with them.



Management of marketing activities for Repair Department
Has introduced the shipyard in international area after the shipyard entered in docking business and gained reputable International and Turkish Shipowners as loyal clients, and he still continues his good relations with them.



Management of docking, repair & conversion activities
Has created a new system in the captioned department and succeed to deliver all vessels (around 250 vessels) on time together with good quality together with references of owners and class societies in fair and attractive prices.



Strategic Management and Business Development Activities (including Torlak Shipping)
In all above sections, has reached significant revenue growth, profitability and other advantages, also improved these figures every year


2003 April –2004 Sept.
SNP BROKERS – TURKEY
Managing Partner




Newbuilding contracting and S&P activities



2000 April –2003 March
TÜDET A.Ş.

Consultant & Deputy Managing Director




Establishment process of the company,

Preparation of feasibility studies for the clients in all financial interactions,

Design of the company’s all process and project finance studies.

Establishment of newbuilding contracting and S&P Department that is now core-business for the company.



1999 Nov.-
2000 April
NAVTEK A.Ş.

Specialist Consultant




Preparation a research report on “Project Finance”.
Left the company when the ownership has re-settled and continued to work with one of the Navtek’s partners in TUDET.



1999 May – 1996 May.
I.T.U. Naval Arch. And Marine Eng. Faculty, Research and Application Group.
Research Assistant & Consultant




Studies and projects in the captioned consultancy group which head person of it is Prof. Dr. A. Yücel Odabaşı (Ex-Chairman of Turkish Lloyd and British Marine Technology Ex-CEO))



1995 March- June
Gemak Shipyard
Control Engineer

Research study on ISO 9000, Total Quality Management and Standardisation in Shipbuilding Industry



1992-1995
Erke Foreign Trade Co.
Management Trainee



PROJECTS & STUDIES

Please also see for our some other projects & studies to our following link



1999 Nov.- 
2000 April

Prepared a research report on “Project Finance in Shipbuilding Industry”.
This report presented to Turkish Republic President, Turkish Government, Ministry of Treasury, Foreign Trade, Eximbank, State Planning Organisation
This report has been also printed in VIII. Fifth Year Development Plan, “Shipbuilding Industry Private Sector Report”.


1999 May
Lectured on “Quality, ISO 9000 and Total Quality Management” in I.T.U.


1998* Jan.- Nov.
Prepared a research report on  “State Aids To Shipbuilding In Turkey, The Effects Of State Aids On The Shipbuilding and Subsidiary Industries and Comparison with EU’s Practices”


1998* Aug.- Oct.
Prepared specifications of Turkish Straits Project Office (TURBO)


1999 Nov.- 
2000 April

Prepared a research report on “Project Finance in Shipbuilding Industry”.
This report presented to Turkish Republic President, Turkish Government, Ministry of Treasury, Foreign Trade, Eximbank, State Planning Organisation
This report has been also printed in VIII. Fifth Year Development Plan, “Shipbuilding Industry Private Sector Report”.


1999 May
Lectured on “Quality, ISO 9000 and Total Quality Management” in I.T.U.


1998* Jan.- Nov.
Prepared a research report on  “State Aids To Shipbuilding In Turkey, The Effects Of State Aids On The Shipbuilding and Subsidiary Industries and Comparison with EU’s Practices”


1998* Aug.- Oct.
Prepared specifications of Turkish Straits Project Office (TURBO)



1998* April- May
Lectured on “TQM and ISO 9000” in graduate and upper-graduate programmes (I.T.U.)


1997*
“MILGEM Project”, worked in Turkish Navy, National Design Office as Project Assistant


1997* Oct.- Nov.
Prepared Lay-out and Re-design Reports of RMK Shipyard (one of the Koç Group of Company)


1997* Sept.
Quality Assurance System (Training and Preparation of Gemak Shipyard)


1996* Nov.-1997* Feb.
Prepared a Research report on ISO 9000 Procedures for Entil Inc. ( a Zeytinoğlu Group of Company)


1996*
Prepared proposal reports on business plan, technology plan, mission and vision studies for Çanakkale Seramik Factories and Kalebodur A.Ş.


1996* May- Nov.
Consultancy on ISM Code and ISO 9000 Studies for Turkish Maritime Lines Inc.


PUBLICATIONS



1998 Nov.
A seminar on “Incentives and Competitiveness in Shipbuilding Industry”, Prof. Dr. A. Yücel Odabaşı & Eng. (MSc) Osman Kaya Turan, Presented and printed in Exposhipping’98 Congress.


1995 Dec.
A seminar on “ISO 9000, Total Quality Management and Standardisation in Shipbuilding”, Presented and printed in I.T.U. Shipbuilding Technical Congress’ 95


SEMINARS AND COURSES

1998
Incentives in Export                                                         Marmara University
(Certified Training Programme)


MAIN COURSES IN MSC PROGRAMME

Courses taken from I.T.U. Management Faculty, Industrial Engineering Department 
- Strategic management
- Modern management techniques
- System planning and management
- Technology planning and management
- Productivity analysis in industrial systems
- Quality improvement and control

INTERNATIONAL EVENT & ORGANISATIONS

Posidonia 2006 Athens, Greece
SMM 2006 Hamburg, Germany
SRC 2006 Amsterdam, Holland
Nor-Shipping 2007 Oslo, Norway
Posidonia 2008 Athens, Greece
SMM 2008 Hamburg, Germany
Eisbeinessen 2008 Hamburg, Germany
Nor-Shipping 2009 Oslo, Norway
The OSJ Conference at Nor-Shipping 2009 Oslo, Norway
SMM 2010 Hamburg, Germany
The Chamber of Turkish Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Week - 07.12.2010
The Chamber of Turkish Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Week - 04.12.2011
SMM Istanbul 2011 Conference - 26.01.2011
Shipbuilding Search Conference (Organised By Turkish Chamber of Shipping) - 17-19 March 2012
Turkish Coastal Fleet Renewal Project Meetings
5th Mare Forum Istanbul 2014
Turkish Ship Brokers’ Association Dinner (Bosphorus2014)
Speech on Ship Repair & Conversion – 2014 (Yildiz Technical University)
Speech on Markets & Newbuildings – 2015 (Istanbul Technical University)Turkish 
13. National Mermaid Congress
Posidonia 2016 Athens, Greece (On Behalf Of Turkish Shipbuilders' Association (Gisbir))

Please also see for our other some conferences & speeches to our following link

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Office Programmes
Microsoft Project

REFERENCES

Will be available upon request


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