Yuksel Oktay is an international energy consultant with over 40 years of experience in power plant design, construction and development. He has been based in Turkey since 1995, and provides technical, advisory and in-country representative services to utilities and independent power producers interested in power projects in Turkey, including the identification, selection, development and financing of power projects, selection of joint venture partners and coordination with potential developers, advisors and government officials. He was heavily involved in introducing several US energy companies to joint-venture opportunities with Turkish sponsors of independent power projects. He is presently the Country Manager, Turkey for Edison Mission Energy, responsible for business development activities there, including the preparation of country strategic plans. He participated in the development of Doga Enerji’s Esenyurt 180MW CCGT Cogeneration Project and the management of the Doga Enerji office in Istanbul as General Manager for Doga Enerji. He joined Edison Mission Energy in from the New York office of Raytheon E&C (formerly known as Ebasco Services Inc) in 1995 after a 30 year career with the company, involving a series of engineering and management roles with regard to major projects in the power generation sector in many States and in Japan, Mexico, Korea and Spain.,
He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Science from Antioch College, Ohio, and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering from Colombia University, New York. He is fluent in both Turkish and English, and is resident in Washinton New Jersey with frequent visits to Turkey, a country that he loves although he went to the States to pursue his education after graduating from Tarsus American High School in 1957. Istanbul. Yuksel was a Founding member and First President of Society of Turkish American Engineers, Scientists and Architects, New York NY, President of Federation of Turkish American Asssociations in 1973 and was a Founding member of the Project Management Institute, Istanbul, Turkey.