Forging the bonds of business

Meet Ahmet Koray

Defense Projects Manager

Email: [email protected]

(434) 202-7790 x101

Mr. Koray retired from the Turkish Navy in 2002 after 25 years of service as an engineer. Key assignments during his naval career include Turkish deputy at the NATO Seasparrow Project Office, technical liaison officer for the transfer of U.S. frigates to the Turkish Navy at Naval Sea Systems Command, and director of the Weapon and Electronic Systems Department at Turkish Naval Forces headquarters in Ankara.

Mr. Koray graduated valedictorian from the Turkish Naval Academy, and with distinction from Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering. He completed technical training in the U.S. and Europe on various naval weapons and systems, to include the 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight gun, which coursework he completed with the distinction of honor at Service School Command, Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.

Upon retiring from the Navy, Mr. Koray joined the consulting firm AMI International, where he served as a naval consultant from 2002-2016. From 2008-2012, he was additionally employed as a senior program manager for Havelsan, a Turkish software and systems company, and in 2014 he joined Zenith Quest Corporation as a defense consultant. Mr. Koray is currently ZQC’s senior defense projects manager, a position in which he leverages his strong network within defense industry circles, and his considerable experience in business development and technical program management, to serve the company’s international customers.