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Oğuzman, Kemal

Oğuzman, Kemal

Oğuzman, Kemal

Oğuzman, Kemal (b. December 15, 1927, Gümüşhacıköy, Amasya – d. June 30, 1995, Istanbul), lawyer and academician. Member of the Vehbi Koç Foundation Board of Directors from its foundation in 1969 until his death in 1995. He also served for a long time as part of the management of Koç Holding and as a consultant for companies affiliated with Koç Holding.

In 1946, Oğuzman graduated from Galatasaray High School, before completing undergraduate studies at Istanbul University (IU) Faculty of Law. Following his graduation, he was appointed assistant to the Civil Law Chair at the same faculty. In 1955, he received a doctorate in law, becoming an associate professor in 1957, and a professor in 1965. From 1973 to 1974, he served as Istanbul University's vice rector, and from 1970 to 1980 he was a representative of the Faculty of Law in the university senate. He was also a member of the Inter-university Council. From 1978 to 1980, he was a founding member of the Ege University Faculty of Law. 

In addition to his expertise in civil law, Professor Oğuzman has written a number of works on labor and social security law. He was a member of the International Society for Labor and Social Security Law and served as president of the Turkish National Committee for Labor and Social Security Law. He represented both the government of Turkey and the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations at International Labor Organization (ILO) annual meetings. He was involved in the commissions to create a new Civil Law Code in 1976 and 1981, serving as commission president from 1983 to 1984.

Following his retirement from the Istanbul University Faculty of Law due to reaching the mandatory retirement age, he served as dean of Galatasaray University Faculty of Law, where he had previously played a founding role and taught civil law in its early days. While working at Galatasaray, he fell suddenly ill and passed away on June 30, 1995.

Abadan Unat, Nermin

Political scientist who received the Vehbi Koç Award for education in 2012.