Başar Arıoğlu has occupied various positions in Yapi Merkezi Group throughout his career. Currently, he is Chairman of Yapı Merkezi Construction and Industry, the flagship of the group and Yapı Merkezi Holding. He has hands on experience in the management of large-scale projects some of which are Mevhibe Inonu Tunnel with Wayss und Freytag of Germany; Izmir Metro with Bombardier of Canada; Dubai Metro with Mitsubishi, Obayashi and Kajima of Japan. He is currently leading the Eurasia Tunnel Project from Yapi Merkezi side being realized in partnership with SK E&C of Korea. Yapi Merkezi Construction with a backlog of 3 billion US Dollars, currently has projects in Morocco, Algeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Turkey. Mr. Arıoğlu is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1989 BS and 1991 MS) and also the current Honorary Consul General of Slovenia in Istanbul.