Secretary General

Secretary General

Assoc. Prof. M. Lütfi ARSLAN

Born in Vezirköprü in 1972, Assoc. Prof. M. Lütfi Arslan completed his primary and secondary education in Merzifon. Having graduated from the Department of Business Administration (English) at Marmara University in 1995, he earned his master’s degree in Human Resources Management and Development from the Institute of Social Sciences and his PhD degree from the Department of Economic History at the same university. From 2000 to 2002, he was in USA, where he earned another master’s degree from the Department of Communication, Culture and Technology in Georgetown University. After working for 15 years in private media and human resources sector, he was appointed as an assistant professor in Management and Organization of Business Department in the Faculty of Political Sciences at Istanbul Medeniyet University in 2011. Having been assigned as the head of the Business Department in 2012, he was appointed as the acting General Secretary of IMU in 2014, an office which he is still holding. In addition, he is also serving as the acting Director of the School of Civil Aviation and as the acting Director of the Legal Consultancy Department.

Assoc. Prof. Arslan published several works about human resources management, business administration, reputation, negotiation, and interviewing and continues his studies on history of business and management thought.

Since his school years, Assoc. Prof. Arslan has carried out social responsibility activities particularly for young people and founded the GENÇ (Youth) Journal in 2006, working as the chief editor of the journal for five years until he started to work in the university. He was also the founding president of the International Youth Association in 2008 and as the president he took charge in developing and carrying out various projects about youth mobility, career plans of young people, disadvantaged groups, and social media in cooperation with the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Department of Associations, İstanbul Development Agency, and local governments.

In addition to being one of the founding members of Uluslararası Bilişim ve İş Zekâsı Derneği (International Association of Information and Business Intelligence) founded in 2015, Assoc. Prof. Arslan continues his social responsibility activities as a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Board at Istanbul Academy of Sciences (IBA), a non-governmental organization that focuses on helping to improve the professional qualities of young academics.

In addition to his academic works, Assoc. Prof. Arslan has published seven books for the youth, two of which under the pseudonym Mehmet Köprülü. He is fluent in English and Arabic and is married with three children.


Tel:              0216 280 2060
Address:    Dumlupınar Mahallesi, D-100 Karayolu No:98
                    Kadıköy / İstanbul