Ayhan Tugrul

Ayhan Tugrul


Chief Operating Officer, CARES


Ayhan Tugrul is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at CARES, where he is responsible for the development and effective implementation of CARES strategies and operational business plans. He is an active member of the CARES Board and Policy Advisory Committee as well as its operational technical committees.

Ayhan is a highly competent technical expert across the global sustainability and construction steel supply chain. Prior to joining CARES in early 2007, Ayhan worked for several major plc’s, gaining experience in the international certification and steel industries.

He was born in Turkey and educated at Istanbul Technical University’s Faculty of Chemistry and Metallurgy, where he gained a BSc in Metallurgy and Material Science Engineering, then continuing with a post graduate research courses in Slag Reduction Co. (Multiserv) and Sheffield University.

Throughout his career, Ayhan has completed numerous general management and specialist training courses. In particular, he has developed an extensive knowledge of management system standards (QMS, EMS and OH&MS), strategic planning and market research for the steel industry; corporate social accountability (CSR); sustainability; circular economy as well as Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Reporting.

He has presented a number of international seminars for construction supply chain and related industry professionals, across a range of industry topics.