Sabri Çimen, born in 1973, in Diyarbakır, Turkey. He is graduated from Lycee Saint Joseph and Istanbul Technical University Mechanical Engineering. He completed Istanbul Technical University Manufacturing master degree, Marmara University Contemporary Management Techniques master degree, and Koç University Executive MBA. He is currently studying in Marketing as PhD candidate in Kocaeli University, on Consumer Behavior and Neuroscience.
He started his professional carrier in Ford Otomotiv Sanayii AŞ in 1996 as manufacturing engineer, in İstanbul Plant. Between 1998 and 2001, he was in the vehicle design team of Ford Connect vehicle, working simultaneously in USA and UK. He worked as Project Engineer in Ford Otosan Kocaeli Plant Project. He took several managerial responsibilities in production. He was assigned as Project Director to lead the construction and manufacturing of Yeniköy Plant and he acted as Plant Manager of the same Plant. He was assigned as İnönü Truck and Engine Plants Manager. Lastly he acted as Project Director and completed his 22 years working life in Ford Otosan. As of April 2018, he is assigned to Otokoç Otomotiv, again in Koç Holding Automotive Group, as Car Rental Director, responsible of AVIS, Budget, Zipcar Turkey operations. His areas of specialization are vehicle design feasibility, manufacturing, plant design and construction, plant management, safety, quality and environment operating systems, 6 Sigma, infrastructure and system build up for disabled people, lean production, robot and automation technologies, Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, mobility.
He represented Koç Holding and Ford Otosan in several organizations such as G-20Y Organization in France, Silicon Valley benchmark activities in USA, Future of Mobility Workgroup in World Economic Forum, Koç Holding Technology and Innovation work group activities, TÜSİAD industrial transformation work group, executive committee of Eskişehir KALDER. He has been invited to several conferences as keynote speaker in universities and NGOs to share his professional or academical experiences. Other personal activities are economic policies, history, geo-strategies, horse riding and golf. He speaks Turkish, English and French and he is father of one daughter.