Minister of Transport and Infrastructure

Abdulkadir URALOĞLU was born in Trabzon in 1966.

He graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of Karadeniz Technical University in 1988 and started his career in the private sector as a Field Engineer in the same year.

In 1989, he began his career at the General Directorate of Highways as a Survey Team Engineer in the Erzurum 12th Regional Directorate of Highways. There he served respectively as Survey Team Engineer, Inspection Engineer, and Inspection Chief at the Ankara 4th Regional Directorate of Highways from 1990 to 1998. In 1998, he was appointed as the Construction Chief Engineer at the Erzurum Regional Directorate of Highways.

He became the Deputy Regional Director for the 10th Region in Trabzon in 2003 and he was appointed as the Regional Director for the 6th Region in Kayseri in 2005. He became the Regional Director for the 7th Region in Samsun in 2006.

He briefly served as the Regional Director for the 14th Region in Bursa in 2009 before returning to Samsun, where he held the position of Regional Director for a total of 6.5 years.

He was appointed as the Regional Director for the 2nd Region in Izmir in 2012. He was appointed as the General Director of Highways through a Presidential Decree on July 23, 2018.

URALOĞLU made significant contributions to the development and implementation of projects in the context of the Emergency Action Plan initiated in 2003. He played a key role in the development of divided highways, hot mix asphalt roads, and the implementation of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) highway projects.

He was also actively involved in providing transportation and disaster relief efforts during various natural disasters, including floods and earthquakes in locations like Ünye (2018), Araklı (2019), Rize-Artvin (2021), Ayancık (2021), Kastamonu (2021), Antalya-Muğla wildfires (2021), Elazığ (2020), Izmir (2020), and the February 6th earthquake.

In addition to his responsibilities in the General Directorate of Highways, URALOĞLU has held leadership positions in organizations like the Roads Turkish National Committee (YTMK), Highways Foundation (KAV), and TT Mobil Board of Directors.

Abdulkadir URALOĞLU is married and has three children.