Executive Director-Business Growth, MODAXO

Kaan Yıldızgöz is currently responsible for overseeing Merger & Acquisition activities and providing strategic support for Modaxo's ventures in the APMEA Region. Previously, he worked at UITP as Senior Director of Membership & Global Operations and Management Board member, Senior Director in charge of Membership, Marketing & Services, and earlier as the Director of UITP Academy in Brussels, Director of MENA Centre for Transport Excellence in Dubai, Loyalty & CRM Director of Turkish Airlines, and Quality & Development Director at Metro Istanbul.

Dr. Kaan Yıldızgöz was a member of the Star Alliance Loyalty Strategy Committee, an Advisory Board Member of the International Association of Transport Regulators (IATR), and a Training Advisory Board Member of the International Road Union (IRU). He served as part-time teaching staff at Istanbul and Bahcesehir Universities, and he was a guest lecturer at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

Kaan Yıldızgöz holds the distinction of being the first student from Istanbul Technical University to graduate in 2.5 years from the four-year-long Management Engineering Program. Additionally, he holds a master's degree from Marmara University in the field of International Business Administration and completed the "Infrastructure in a Market Economy: Public Private Partnerships" Executive Education Program at Harvard University. Dr. Yıldızgöz has completed his Ph.D. studies with a thesis titled "Emergence of Transportation Network Companies: An Analysis of Urban Mobility, Regulation, and the Future Role in Urban Mobility Ecosystem." Furthermore, Dr. Yıldızgöz is the author of the books "Taxis in the Era of Digitalization" (2018) and "Taxis in the Era of Coronavirus" (2020).