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EMU Graduate Industrial Engineer Becomes World’s Youngest Factory Manager

EMU Graduate Industrial Engineer Becomes World’s Youngest Factory Manager

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Engineering Faculty, Industrial Engineering Department 2015-2016 Academic Year Spring Semester graduate A. Raouf Badarneh has become the world’s youngest Factory Manager.

Raouf who applied for a Factory Manager vacancy at Dubai based fire extinguishing systems producer NAFFCO ( was selected for the job out of hundreds of experienced applicants after 4 face-to-face interviews and a three-hour long private meeting with the company’s general manager.

A. Raouf Badarneh, who possesses a Business degree as well as an Industrial Engineering degree, stated that not only did he receive quality education in English during his time at EMU, but he also gained the opportunity to get to know different cultures because of the cosmopolitan environment it presented. Highlighting the importance of this Badarneh thanked his university and department for presenting him this opportunity.

According to the information provided by EMU Industrial Engineering Department Chair Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gökhan İzbırak Industrial Engineers and Operating Engineers can work successfully in the service industry (consultancy, transportation, energy, logistics, finance, banking, hospitals, brand management, programming, tourism, education, telecommunications, marketing, human resources etc...)  and for construction companies as well as in factories, presenting higher quality products and services whilst simultaneously lowering expenditure. The Industrial Engineering program provides students the opportunity to obtain a Mechanical Engineering or Business degree in addition to their diploma. The Industrial Engineering Department also has ABET accreditation ( which has only been obtained by 4 universities in Turkey. Since 1998, department graduates have been carrying out management jobs at national and international companies in the manufacturing and service sectors. They have also been gaining acceptance for postgraduate programs at the world’s best universities such as MIT and Cambridge.