CURRICULUM VITAE OF H.E. MR. İSMAİL KAHRAMAN
SPEAKER OF THE GRAND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF TURKEY
Born in Rize, Turkey, in 1940.
Lawyer, graduated from the Faculty of Law, İstanbul University.
Honorary Doctor of “Yalova University” and “Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University”.
Mr. Kahraman is President of various Civil Society Organizations and Chairmanship of Executive Board of industrial and business firms and also was Advisor to the Minister of Labour.
Chairman of Trustees of Unity Foundation. Founding Member and Chairman of the Founders Committee on Voluntary Organizations of Turkey. Member of the Board of Trustees of İstanbul Commerce University. Founding member of Board of Trustees of the Neşr’il-İlm Foundation. Member of the Advisory Council of the of Neşr’il-İlm Society and of the Foundation on World Business. Has been Leader of the Students Union in the Faculty of Law of İstanbul University and President of the National Turkish Students Union.
Chairman of the Founders Committee of Development Foundation of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University.
Mr. Kahraman was Deputy (İstanbul) for the 20th and 21st convocations of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey from 1996 to 2002, Deputy Chairman of the Welfare Party Group and its successor the Virtue Party. Member of the Committee on Constitution and Committee on National Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.
Minister of Culture in the 54th Government (Welfare Party and True Path Party Coalition Government) from 1996 to 1997. Chairman of Central Disciplinary Board of Justice and Development Party.
Elected as Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, on November 22, 2015 for the 26th term of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
Married and has four children.