Vice Chairman

Ömer Cihad VARDAN

Vice Chairman

Born in Sakarya in 1962, Vardan graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in 1983 with the first rank. He completed his Master's degree in Manufacturing Engineering at Ohio State University in the USA in 1986.


He took part as a research engineer at the same university for the Engineering Research Center (ERC), which was established in 1985 to operate in the field of final shape manufacturing, then continued his working life at Kalekalıp A.Ş. as the manufacturing engineer of Stinger missiles. Ömer Cihad Vardan is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Çukurova Isı A.Ş. since in 1991 with his family members to provide services in the field of heating technologies, and today specializes in industrial and commercial heating systems, open air area and process heating systems and is a leader in its field.


In addition to his business life, Vardan, who took on senior positions in various NGOs for years, has served as the 4th term Chairman of the Independent Industrialists and Businessmen's Association (MUSIAD) between 2008-2012. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the Economic Development Foundation (İKV) between 2013 and 2015, and also served as a member of the Human Rights Board, which was established for the first time in Turkey. Being served as the Chairman of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) between 2014 and 2017, he contributed to the restructuring of DEİK and its evolution into its current form, together with the leading figures of the business world of our country during his presidency.


Currently, he is serving in the heating sector as the President of the Natural Gas Equipment Industrialists and Businessmen's Association (DOSIDER), who also continues to take on various senior positions in organizations such as MUSIAD, Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO), TOBB Air Conditioning Assembly, Architect Engineers Group (MMG), Istanbul Medeniyet University Support Foundation (IMUDEV).


Being married with two children, Ömer Cihad Vardan is fluent in English.


He has been the Vice Chairman of Board of Directors of Turkish Aerospace since May 13, 2022.