Head of Strategy Development Department, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

Mücahit Arman was born in Samsun in 1964. He graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 1986 with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 1989, he completed his thesis on "Life Cycle Analysis of Flexible Pavements" at Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences of the same university and graduated as a Civil Engineer.

Starting his career as a Planning Engineer in the Planning Department of the General Directorate of Highways in 1987, Arman was appointed as the Planning Chief in 1998. In 1999, he attended the Transportation Engineering program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the United States for one year with a scholarship from the International Road Federation, where he conducted research on transportation network system modeling, transportation economics, decision support systems, and traffic engineering.

From 2000 to 2002, he served as the Deputy Director of the Planning Department, and from 2002 to 2011, he held the position of Director of the Strategic Planning Department.

Arman, who was appointed as the Head of the Strategy Development Department in 2011 and the Deputy General Manager of Highways in 2017, was appointed as the Head of Strategy Development of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure with the Presidential Decree No. 2023/382 published in the Official Gazette No. 32276 dated August 11, 2023.

Throughout his tenure at the General Directorate of Highways, Arman actively participated in various projects, including Geographically Based Project Management System, 3D Image-Based Highway Inventory Information System, planning and economic/financial analysis of highway projects, especially Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) highway projects under the Public-Private Partnership model, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Mücahit Arman, who is married and has 1 child, speaks English.