(1956) Süleyman Karaman was born in 1956. He graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Istanbul Technical University. In 1981 took his master’s degree from the same university and was granted the title of High Mechanical Engineer. Between 1979 and 1981 he performed prototype studies, improvement activities, and compliance tests on farming machinery and worked on the first Turkish tractor produced by the private sector. In 1981, he began working as assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Istanbul Technical University. In addition to his postgraduate studies, he also gave technical drawing and enginery lectures as Assistant Lecturer in the same faculty up until 1984. Between 1984 and 1994, he worked as Vice Enterprise Manager, Enterprise Manager, Vice General Manager, and Board Member in the automotive sub-industry. He was appointed as the vice general director of the General Directorate of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Electric, Tramway and Tunnel Operations (IETT) in 1994. He has attended seminars such as Total Quality Management, Permanent Improvement, and Synergistic Management. Additionally, he participated in the organization of the first and second International Transportation Symposiums and read the paper he prepared. He was appointed as advisor to the General Director of IETT in 2001 and later as General Director and Board Chairman to Turkish State Railways in 2003. Karaman serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of TTNET and Board Member of Net Ekran Televizyonculuk ve Medya Hizmetleri. Karaman who has been serving as a board member since June 30, 2012, was appointed to the Audit Committee membership on October 17, 2012.