Industrialist, businessman, politician congressman, minister (B. 1939, İstanbul- D. 6 July, 2008, Istanbul). His full name is Mehmet Ersin Faralyalı. He is the father of Ahmet Faralyalı who is Turkey Representative of International Investment Fund (KKR) and Serdar Faralyalı who is known with his projects on information sector; and father in law of Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı who is Vice President of Doğan Broadcast Holding and Ebru Ansel.
He graduated from Izmir Ege University School of Economics. He was elected as Head of Administrative Board of Ege Chamber of Industry. He became the President of TOBB. He was elected as congressman of 19th Term of Izmir from True Path Party. He was the Minister of Energy and Natural Sources during the 49th Government. He contributed to establish of free zones in Turkey. He passed away in Istanbul in 6 July 2008. He was married and had two kids.
REFERENCE: Türkiye Kültür ve Sanat 2009 Yıllığı (2009).