Alstom Transportation A.Ş has appointed Volkan Karakılınç as the General Manager of Alstom Turkey, in line with its goal of expanding its presence and activities in Turkey.
Karakılınç, who has more than 20 years of management experience in the transportation, aviation, energy and defense industry sectors, joined the Alstom family in 2020 as the Business Development Director.
Andrew DeLeone, President of Alstom Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, said, “I am happy that Alstom, which has been an important partner of Turkey in the railway sector for more than 60 years, has appointed Volkan Karakılınç as the General Manager of Alstom Turkey. Volkan has more than twenty years of experience in the transportation, aviation, energy and defense industry sectors. Volkan, with its long years of experience in cooperation with the railway industry and industry stakeholders, will lead Alstom's further growth in Turkey.”
Volkan Karakılınç said, “As a Turkish citizen, I am very excited and proud to be appointed as the Turkey General Manager of Alstom, which is a pioneer in its sector and in the world. In addition to Turkey, one of Alstom's priority markets, I am privileged to be the leader in meeting the increasingly evolving mobility needs of our customers in our country, which is positioned as the regional center for the Middle East and North Africa. Together with my team, our primary goal is to position Turkey as a leading country in establishing smart and sustainable transportation systems in the railway industry.”
Alstom; turnkey systems for rail vehicles, subways and trams and signaling and has been operating in Turkey for more than 60 years as a leading provider of train control technologies. Alstom Turkey, which is the regional center for Alstom's Digital and Integrated Systems expertise, provides services in the fields of systems and infrastructure with its large and expert team.