Director Of Research

Bora Şekip Güray

Bora Şekip Güray joined Istanbul International Center for Energy and Climate (IICEC) as Director of Research after 20 years of service and experience in public and private sectors in the energy markets of Turkey. Prior to joining IICEC, Bora Şekip Güray worked as Manager in Energy Strategic Business Unit of Sabanci Holding (2011-2018); expert, adviser to Director General, Head of Division and Acting Head of Department within General Directorate of Energy Affairs of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (2001-2011); Project Engineer and Chief Engineer in former Turkish Electricity Generation and Transmission Co. (1998-2001); and Research Assistant in Hacettepe University Engineering Faculty (1997-1998)

In his previous roles and capacities, he assumed an active role in various projects regarding energy policy and strategies, energy planning, energy market design and operation, energy infrastructure and asset management. He also contributed to bilateral, multilateral and international energy topics related work.

Bora Şekip Güray was ranked first in graduation from Nuclear Engineering Department of Hacettepe University in 1997 with a B.Sc degree followed by an M.Sc. degree with his thesis work on nuclear reactor dynamics, simulation and artificial intelligence applications from the same department in 2001. He earned qualification in his Ph.D. studies and conducted some academic work on energy systems, thermodynamics, and sustainability at Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University. He has awarded scholarships and certificates from Japan International Cooperation Agency in “Nuclear Electricity Generation (2001) and “Modelling Energy Infrastructure and Energy Security” from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (2009). Güray also participated in International Energy Agency’s Standing Group for Long-Term Cooperation (IEA SLT) activities, including as a team member of in-depth energy policy reviews of Spain and Czech Republic (2009-2010) and as the Country Coordinator of Turkey review in 2009.

Bora Şekip Güray is a regular contributor on various undergraduate and graduate programs as an invited speaker on topics related to energy strategies, energy market operations, energy technology, and efficiency.