Umut Alkım Tuncer is the Program Manager at IGLUS. He holds bachelor’s degrees in English language teaching and translation and interpretation from Hacettepe University, Ankara. He also has master’s degrees from Istanbul Bahçeşehir University and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in urban governance and transportation management.
After completing military duty, he started his professional career and worked for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s transport division (IETT) for seven years. At IETT, he was involved in international relations, business development and benchmarking activities. In addition, he specialized in BRT systems and urban mobility governance together with his academic studies. Within his career he also worked as an English teacher, journalist at a local newspaper, editor at a publishing house, translator, interpreter and advisor to the Minister of Youth and Sports of Turkey.