Deputy Secretary General of Turkısh Standards Instıtutıon (TSE)
Mr. Zafer SOYLU graduated from Ankara University in International Relations Department in 1997. He hold his master degree from University of Illinois (U.S.A.) in International Economy between 2004-2006. Mr. Soylu has actively engaged in the activities to create a reliable and sound-worthy accreditation mechanism which aims to build mechanism for mutual recognition of Halal certificates among Muslim countries under the roof of Standards and Metrology Institute of Islamic Countries (SMIIC) affiliated institution to Islamic Cooperation Organization (OIC).
In that aspect, Mr. Soylu has especially taken an active role in the foundation of Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) in line with the rules of SMIIC in order to provide accreditation service in the field of halal certification in Turkey and the world as well. Within this context, Mr. Soylu holds an advanced knowledge and experience in the fields of product safety and inspection, market surveillance and inspection, conformity assessments, technical barriers to trade, quality infrastructure including accreditation, halal trade, certification and accreditation.
Mr. Soylu was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Halal Accreditation Agency on 5th of July 2018.