Sartuk Karasoy, PhD was born in Akhisar in 1965. He graduated from Middle East Technical University’s (METU) Aeronautical Engineering department in 1988 and completed his post graduate and doctorate studies at the same department. He worked as a part-time lecturer at METU’s Aerospace Engineering department for nearly 15 years. Mr Karasoy has been working for ROKETSAN Inc. for 25 years and he has been the Vice President of Advanced Technologies and Systems since 2015. As of 2017, Mr Karasoy is a Member of the Steering Committee of Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries and the Vice President of the Executive Board of DeltaV Space Technologies Inc. company. Mr Karasoy knows advanced level of English and beginner level of Italian. He is married and a father of two daughters.