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Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical Faculty of Hacettepe University (Turkey)
Associate Professor (1996); Professor of Ophthalmology with specialisation in Oculoplastic Surgery (2001), President and CEO of Hacettepe University Hospitals (Turkey) (2000-2007), Rector of Hacettepe University (2007-2011)
Athlete in the triple jump and a renowned basketball player
Basketball coach; Chairman of amateur sports disciplines (except football) at Hacettepe University Sports Club; President of the Turkish Archery Federation for 23 years; President of the World Archery Europe (formerly European and Mediterranean Archery Union - EMAU) (2001-2005); World Archery (formerly International Archery Federation - FITA) Executive Board Member (1995-1999) then Vice-President (1999-2003), 1st Vice-President (2003-2005) and President (2005-2009, 2009-2013, 2013-); President of the National Olympic Committee of Turkey (2011-); Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) Representative on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board (2013-2016); ASOIF Representative (2013-2014) then IOC Representative (2015-) on the WADA's Executive Committee
He has published over 65 articles on ophtalmology in both foreign and domestic journals, and his work has often been cited in medical literature
Many awards in the fields of both medicine and sport; selected as Turkey’s Sportsman of the Year four times
Member of the Executive Board (2014-2016); IOC Vice-President (2016-); Member (2009-2014) then Chair (2014-2015) of the Medical Commission; Chair of the Medical and Scientific Commission (2015-); Member of the following Commissions: Women and Sport (2010-2014), Evaluation for the Games of XXXIII Olympiad in 2024 (2016-)