Dr. Baris Bekir Ciftci is the Director of Industry Analysis at Worldsteel. He is currently responsible of leading the Association’s research activities on market fundamentals, business strategies, and future prospects for the global steel, energy, and steelmaking materials and steel-consuming industries. He has conducted international-level economic and market studies on topics that stand at the top of the research agenda for steel and steelmaking materials markets over the last 10 years.
He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey and a Ph.D. Degree in Economics from the Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He currently lives in both Turkey and Belgium.

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