Dr. Naim Erol Özgüner was born in Istanbul in 1971. He received his B.Sc. degree from Yıldız Technical University (YTU), Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, where he also completed his graduate studies (both M.S. and Ph.D). Dr. Özgüner also earned an MBA degree at the Istanbul Bilgi University. During his 4 years as a research assistant at Kocaeli University’s Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, he also served as the Director of External Relations at the same university. In 2000, Dr. Özgüner joined Turkcell as an engineer responsible for GSM cell planning. In addition to serving at the Turkey headquarters of Turkcell, Dr. Özgüner also worked as a senior manager in the establishment and management of all electronic and IT system/infrastructure of GSM networks in Turkcell’s Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus branches. He has also managed fixed and mobile network operations at Turkcell Group. Since 2016, Dr. Özgüner served as the General Manager at CF Telekom, a firm working on big data, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. He is fluent in English. As of July 24, 2019, Erol Özgüner was appointed as the Head of the IT Department at the IMM. He has a daughter.