Speaker Details

Dr. Yilmaz Büyükerşen

Mayor
Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality

Dr. Buyukersen was awarded the 2018 Vehbi Koç' Prize for his services to Turkey in the field of education and urbanism by a jury consisted of academicians and the award was given to him by the traditional ceremony held in Istanbul.

As the mayor of Eskisehir metropolitan municipality, Dr. Buyukersen prepared and actualized many large-scale projects, some of which are used as model projects to other cities of Turkey. 

Among the projects that have been actualized by Dr. Buyukersen in Eskisehir are: establishment of a light rail transportation system; rehabilitation and landscaping of the Porsuk River; renewal of vehicle and pedestrian bridges; establishment of large parks; founding of art institutions such as the Symphony Orchestra and City Theaters; establishment of new culture, art, and congress centers; preparation and actualization of protection and sustenance projects for historical buildings; foundation of the city's new treatment facilities; and more.

Dr. Buyukersen was re-elected for the 5th time in March 2019. He is married and has two children and two grandchildren.