Dr. Eyüp Vural Aydın
Istanbul PPP Center of Excellence
Senior Advisor on PPP
Dr. Eyüp Vural Aydın has completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Public Administration in 1995 which he ranked third in enrolment, and his master degree in European Union Economy in 2005, both in Galatasaray University.
In the same year, in 2015, Dr. Aydın has started his doctorate studies in Marmara University in the field of Public-Private Partnership which has recently come in the foreground in Turkey. He has become entitled to obtain his doctorate degree in 2013 with his thesis titled “Application of Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructure Financing in Local Authorities”.
Following his masterstudies, he worked on several programs such as economic impact of European Union accession process on candidate countries, democracy loopholes stemming from membership structure of European Parliament and grants, funds and development programs of the EU.
His works on investment, development and growth have been compiled in a book titled as impact of Basel-2 banking system on Turkish SMEs. In a businessmen association in which he worked between 2006-2013, Dr. Aydın provided strategy courses and seminars by performing meetings with business world in many Turkish cities within the scope of the duties he undertook.
Preparing many publications in Public Private Partnership model, which he started to work on in his doctorate degree, he examinedt his model especially in infrastructure investments as an alternative financing model. He continues his works on securitization of infrastructure investments by way of the aforementioned model as an innovative financing means. His book, which is titled as “Alternative Financing Models in Local Authorities”, will be soon published by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
Dr. Aydın is the General Manager of PhD Consulting which he founded in 2013. PhD Consulting offers investment and management consulting services and consultancy in the field of Public Private Partnership.
At the same time, he is the Chairman of “İstanbul Public Private Partnership Center of Excellence (İstanbul PPPCoE)” and of DEİK PPP Committee which was founded within the scope of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK). He is also the Vice Chairman of DEİK Ivory Coast Business Council.