Mustafa VARANK 
Republic of Turkey
Minister of Industry and Technology


He was born in 1976 in Trabzon. He finished Istanbul Imam Hatip High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Middle East Technical University. He holds a master's degree in the Department of Computer Science at Indiana University in the USA.

He also worked as a specialist at Florida State University and as a researcher and system administrator at the Pervasive Technology Institute of the University of Indiana.

In 2005, he started working at the Prime Ministry. It was brought to the Prime Minister's Chief Counselor in 2011 and to the Chief Counselor in the Presidency in 2014 respectively. In 2016 he received the title of Ambassador.

He has been particularly interested in high technology, computer technology and applications, defense industry and research and development fields, as well as other duties given by our Prime Minister and President during his duties as chief consultant. He is also a member of TÜRKSAT Board of Directors.

He speaks English. He is married and father of two children.