He was born in Karaman in 1962.


He completed the Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Mines. He completed his Master's Degree in Mining and Operations Research at Leeds University of England in 1986. He completed his second master's degree in Economics at the University of Delaware of the US in 1995.

Professional Business Life

1987-1989: General Manager of ETİBANK, engineer in Yöneylem Research Group,

1989-2007: He held various positions in the Prime Ministry State Planning Organization,

1989-1990: General Directorate of Incentives and Implementation, Assistant of Planning Expert in Evaluation of Investment and Export Incentives and Incentive Policies,

1990-1993: Planning Specialist responsible for investments of public institutions in the Mining Sector. He served as the United Nations Development Program National Project Coordinator,

1993-1995: Master in Economics at the University of Delaware of the USA,

1995-1996: He worked as General Manager of Economic Sectors and Coordination, Planning Expert,

1996-2002: He served as the Head of the Department of Priority Region in Development in the General Directorate of Regional Development and Structural Adjustment,

1999-2003: Deputy Chairman of OECD Working Group on Rural Development,

2002-2007: Deputy Undersecretary,

2003-2007: Chairman of the Board of the European Union Education and Youth Center and Member of the EU Negotiation Monitoring and Evaluation Committee,

He was elected Karaman Deputy in the 2007 General Elections.


Counseling of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN,

Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission Co-Chair,

Chairman of Turkey - Hungary Friendship Group,

He worked in Turkey Representative of the Southeast European Cooperation Process,

He was re-elected Karaman Deputy in the 2011 General Elections.

2011- 2013:

The Planning and Budget Commission of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey,

On 26 December 2013 he was appointed as Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications,

He delegated his duty on 7 March 2015 due to legal obligation,

He was elected deputy of Antalya in the 25th term,

He was appointed  Deputy Prime Minister as Mersin Deputy in the 26th term,

He was appointed to the cabinet as Minister of Development in the 65th Government and he is currently the deputy chairman in charge of Economic Affairs.

Elvan knows English very well. He is married and he is father of two children.