Nihat Bayız

Chief Production & Technology Officer


Nihat Bayız has graduated from Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1993. He completed AMP - Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2016.

Nihat BAYIZ is the R&D Director of Arçelik Group. Bayız started his professional career in Aselsan A.Ş. as Research and Development Engineer in 1993. He started working in Arçelik A.Ş. as engineer at Production & Engineering Department in 1994. Since November 2017, he has been working as R&D Director of Arçelik A.Ş. He is currently leading 20 R&D Centers in 6 different countries namely Turkey, Romania, Taiwan, UK, Thailand and China.

Bayız is an active Member of KUAR (Koç University Arçelik Creative Industries Research Center), Koç University Engineering Department Advisory Board and METU MEMS (Middle East Technical University Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems Research and Application Center) along with the other memberships of Harvard and METU Alumni Associations. He is also supporting national and international institute memberships leading the innovation initiatives. He is a member of YPO – Romania chapter since 2017. He is a member of World Economic Forum Global Iot Council .

Bayız is interested espacially in global R&D management, open innovation, technology scouting & networking, entrepreneurship, start-up ecosystems, lean management, design thinking methodologies and encouraging younger generations for innovation.

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