Secretary General, Union of Municipalities of Türkiye

Dr. Hayri Baraçlı was born in Istanbul. He completed his primary, secondary, and high school education in Istanbul. In 1989, he graduated as an Industrial Engineer from Yıldız Technical University. He completed his master's and doctoral studies at the same university's Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences.

In 1989, he started his academic career as a research assistant at Yıldız Technical University. He taught courses in Quality Management, Finance, Investment Planning and Engineering Economics, and Information Systems at Yıldız Technical University and the Air Force Academy. Since 1999, he has been serving as a faculty member in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the same university. Additionally, he has held positions such as Advisor to the Rector, Public Relations Coordinator, and Director of the Human Resources Development Center at Yıldız Technical University.

He has worked in various industries, including machinery manufacturing, metal goods, plastic injection, footwear, textile, retail trade, and the food industry, in both public and private sectors. He has served as a Board Member of Turkish Sugar Factories Inc., Project Coordinator at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Management Consultant at the National Productivity Center, and Board Member of the Turkish Wrestling Federation.

Dr. Baraçlı, who is a member of various non-governmental organizations, has conducted studies in the fields of Strategic Management and Planning, Business Management, Restructuring, Reorganization and Human Resources Management, Feasibility and Studies of Investments, Lean Management, and Productivity Management in both public and private sectors. Additionally, he has worked on topics such as Smart City Applications, Resilient Cities, Transportation Management and Rail Systems, Waste Management, and Renewable Energy in Local Governments.

He became the General Manager of Istanbul Electric Tramway and Tunnel Establishments (İETT) in July 2009, and he became the Secretary-General of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in May 2014. He was appointed as a Member of the Presidency Local Administration Policies Board in October 2018. He was appointed as a General Secretary of the Union of Municipalities of Türkiye in May 2022.