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Ziya Gokmen Togay received his bachelor’s degree in 1993 by graduating from the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Cukurova University, and his master’s degree in 2015 after successfully completing his studies in the Philosophy Department of the Social Sciences Faculty of Maltepe University.

After initiating his professional career in 1993 as a Control Engineer, Ziya Gokmen Togay held office at Turkish Electricity Administration until 1997. He then worked at Akcansa Cimento Sanayi Ticaret A.S., a subsidiary of Sabanci Holding. Between 1997 and 2018, he was also employed as Plant Supervisor, Sales Supervisor, Regional Officer of Bursa, Regional Officer of Istanbul, Regional Officer of Marmara and Assistant Director General of Akcansa responsible for concrete and aggregate.

As of 2019, Ziya Gokmen Togay holds office as the Director General of ISTON A.S. Having served as a Board Member in Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Turkey between 2017 and 2018, Togay also conducts researches on various fields of social sciences.

He was born in Izmir in 1970 and is father of two. Togay speaks English as a second language.