Ihsan started his professional carrier at the Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV) as an expert and assistant coordinator at the technology development projects department. He also took part in the projects for designing national science, technology and innovation policies, and represented TTGV in the evaluation network of TAFTIE (The Association for Technology Implementation in Europe).
Ihsan then worked as a technology management expert in the Turkey’s leading automotive company (TEMSA). He was mainly responsible for implementing technology management principles for R&D teams, developing a technology roadmap scheme, coordinating external relationships with universities and R&D centres, national and international R&D funding agencies and networks on R&D and innovation, establishing and managing the intellectual property system of the company, and coordinating the establishment of the separate R&D company of TEMSA. After TEMSA, he worked at Technopolis Consultancy, as a senior consultant where he carried out research and consultancy on science, technology & innovation and sustainable development systems and strategies at regional, sectoral and national levels.
Ihsan is currently working as the coordinator of Project Management and Consultancy Group at TTGV. His duties include developing new programmes/projects targeting private sector, especially SMEs and Turkish ST&I system. Ihsan holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Middle East Technical University.