New Year, New Secretary General, New Structure
Mehmet Uylukcu, General Manager of TOBB-UND, began his term-of-office as BSEC-URTA Secretary General as of 1 January 2022. He was appointed up to 31 December 2025 by the 38th Meeting of the BSEC-URTA General Assembly held in November 2021 in Istanbul.
Mehmet Uylukcu started his career in the Turkish Ministry of Customs, possessing significant knowledge on customs systems, trade and transit facilitation, contributed to the development of many successful projects with EU, TRACECA and ECO. He continued his career in the IRU family worked closely with the IRU Academy. Currently, he holds the CEO position in TOBBUND Logistics and Investment Company. Mr Uylukcu, also, is a senior legal expert in Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC), and partime lecturer in Istanbul University Faculty of Transport and Logistics. He is the member of Council of TOBB Transport and Logistics Sector.
Mehmet Uylukcu speaks English and Turkish. He is co-writer of a book on customs transit systems.
As for Adrian Albu, the predecessor of Mehmet Uylukсu, he continues to support BSEC-URTA as Senior Advisor as of 1 January 2022.