Ömer Burhanoğlu was born in 1960 in Trabzon. He graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He pursued his master’s degree in the Department of System Analysis in Istanbul Technical University and earned Ph.D in Management Engineering. He is one of the leaders in automotive industry with his experiences of more than 37 years. He has transformed Farplas, his work shop in Bayrampaşa, into one of the leading companies in a short time thanks to his innovative, creative attempts since 1983. He still serves as CEO and a member of Executive Board of Farplas. He is also founder partner and CEO of the other companies under the Fark Holding (Fark Labs, Farel, Faraero, Farform, F+Ventures, Comodif). As a photography artist, Burhanoğlu follows the philosophy of living a “whole life” with a harmonious balance of allocating his time among family, art, sport, social responsibility and business. His photography work is collected in “AYNI AYRI”. All incomes of the book is dedicated to Ömer Burhanoğlu Hospital which is assigned to the Ministry of Health in Trabzon. Ömer Burhanoğlu takes initiative in various platforms and is actively involved in the startup ecosystem. Currently, he is member of Executive Board of Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB/UIB), member and former President of TOSB Organized Industrial Zone, member of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Automotive Industry Council, and member and former President of Automotive Suppliers Association of Turkey (TAYSAD).