Dr. Ömer Şahin Ganiyusufoğlu
Chairman, Corporate Members Advisory Group (CMAG), International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP);
Consultant to Chairman, Shenyang Machine Tool (Group) Co., Ltd., China
Global Sustainable Development Goals - An Obligation for All of Us!
In our daily life we get plenty of news about political and economic issues, sports, cultural events, but also about poverty and natural disasters. We spend too much time dealing with daily issues instead of thinking about the background of poverty and national disasters. In our western world, we enjoy a prosperous life without being aware of what are the consequences of our high living standard and our wastefulness. Academic studies show that the way of our living style will lead to a disastrous future. We will consume the resources, we will damage the environment and we will destroy eco-systems. We all do not take notice of these facts. In 1987, the United Nations, after comprehensive studies, took an initiative, and defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for preventing our earth and the mankind from further damage. In this presentation, the SDGs will be introduced and how the SDGs could be put into reality will be presented. Furthermore, proposals will be made on how each of us could contribute to SDGs in daily life by simple changes in our life style.
Ömer Şahin Ganiyusufoğlu received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1979 and his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (with a focus on machine tools and manufacturing technology) in 1984, both from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, working as a research associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in the Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology and Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Design (IPK – Berlin), directed by Prof. Dr. Spur. Between 1985 and 1989, he worked at the German CNC lathe manufacturer Traub, as Head of Automation. In 1990 he joined Yamazaki Mazak Germany, and worked there until 2005 as the Managing Director. He joined the German CNC lathe manufacturer Index-Werke in 2006, and moved to China as the General Manager of Index Dalian Machine Tool Ltd., which is a Joint Venture between Dalian Machine Tool Group and Index-Werke Germany. In 2011, he joined Shenyang Machine Tool Group (SYMG) Co., Ltd. in Shenyang, China. As a senior consultant to the Chairman of the Group, he currently supports the company in terms of strategy, globalization and international cooperation.
Ömer Sahin Ganiyusufoglu is a Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Within the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), he is representing SYMG as a Corporate Member. Since 2016 he has been serving as the Chairman of the Corporate Members Advisory Group (CMAG) of CIRP. He has been a member of the German Engineers‘ Association (VDI) since 1977. He is a recipient of the “Best Labor Award” of the City of Dalian, the “Rose Prize” of the City of Shenyang, the “Friendship Award” of Liaoning Province in China and the “Friendship Award” of the Chinese government in 2018, which is the highest honor awarded to a foreigner in China.
Business Development Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, UK
Circular Economy and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
James is responsible for identifying and engaging with new businesses and corporate members who wish to join the CE100 Program. As part of the business team at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, James’ focus is telling the story around Circular Economy and helping organizations to connect with various program and projects at the Foundation.
James has recently relocated back to the Isle of Wight after a 15-year hiatus. During this time, he spent 2 years working in the commercial sector and 12 years as a mine clearance diving officer with the Royal Navy, travelling the world and enjoying the adventure.