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Serdar Tufekci

Vice President and Head of Major Partnerships, ENGIE North America

About Serdar Tufekci

Serdar Tufekci heads ENGIE’s major partnerships business that includes the campuses at Ohio State, University of Iowa, Georgetown University, Howard University and the Longwood Medical Center in Boston.  Prior to his current role, Serdar was the CEO of Ohio State Energy Partners where he started up the first comprehensive higher education energy P3 trailblazed.

For the past 25 years Serdar has led manufacturing, operations, construction, engineering and business development activities for US, Japanese and European organizations.

Serdar provides senior leadership to ENGIE’s academic collaboration activities with higher education institutions where he serves on a number of boards and committees.  He guest lectures a number of classes at Ohio State and is an active mentor in the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program.  Serdar is the creator of the Energy Innovation Center idea that is currently under construction at Ohio State, and has been serving on its advisory board since 2017. 

Serdar holds a PE license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a Fellow Chartered Engineer at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK.  Serdar has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University, a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University and an executive MBA from Purdue University.

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