Kaan Yıldızgöz

Senior Director, UITP

Kaan Yıldızgöz is based in Brussels and has the global responsibility of UITP membership, events, exhibitions, marketing, training and other business services. Kaan Yıldızgöz worked as Training Director of UITP in Brussels, Senior Manager of UITP Middle East and North Africa Centre for Transport Excellence in Dubai, Loyalty & CRM Director of Turkish Airlines, Quality & Corporate Development Director and Advisor to General Manager in Metro Istanbul.

Yıldızgöz was member of Star Alliance Loyalty Strategy Committee, Advisory Board Member of International Association of Transport Regulators (IATR) and Training Advisory Board of International Road Union (IRU). Kaan Yıldızgöz lectured as part time teaching staff at Istanbul and Bahcesehir Universities and he was guest lecturer at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

Yıldızgöz is the first student of Istanbul Technical University who graduated in 2.5 years from 4 years long Management Engineering Programme. He also holds a master's degree from Marmara University in the area of International Business Administration and completed “Infrastructure in a Market Economy: Public Private Partnerships” Executive Education Programme of Harvard University. Yıldızgöz has his Phd studies on New Mobility Services.

Yıldızgöz is also the author of the books ‘Taxis in the Era of Digitalization’ (2018) and ‘Taxis in the Era of Coronavirus’ (2020).