Prof. Dr. Cem Zorlu

He was born on July 9, 1963 in Konya Ereğli. His father's name is Süleyman and his mother's name is Sebla.

He graduated from Selcuk University, Faculty of Theology. He completed his master's and doctorate at the same university. He started to work as a research assistant at Selcuk University. He became an associate professor of Islamic History and a professor in 2007. He carried out educational activities in Germany, Egypt, Jordan and Azerbaijan. He worked as the Dean of İnönü University Faculty of Theology for one year. He has 6 published books.

Cem Zorlu, who was elected as the 24th Term AK Party Konya Deputy in 2011, served as a member of the Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission and the Islamic Conference Organization Parliamentary Union during this period. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Maarif Foundation in 2016, and as the Rector of Necmettin Erbakan University in 2018. Zorlu, who was appointed as the Rector of Necmettin Erbakan University for the second time on 23 December 2022, speaks very good Arabic, good German, English and a little Persian.

Zorlu is married and has two children.