Cevat GENÇ was born in 1966 in Surmene district of Trabzon. After completing his bachelor’s degree at Hacettepe University Zonguldak Engineering Faculty in Mining Engineering department in 1989,he started his career in Samsun provincial General Directorate of Security in 1993, Mr. GENÇ was assigned as an auditor in General Directorate of Mining Affairs Monitoring and Evaluation Department between 1994-1999.
Mr.GENÇ worked as an engineer in General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration, II. Regional Directorate of Central Anatolia between 1999-2010, in 2006 he took charge as a superintendent in General Directorate of Mining Affairs in Registry Department. He was appointed regional deputy manager at II. Regional Directorate of Central Anatolia in 2010, in 2011 he became regional manager.
Mr. GENÇ served as Regional Director for eight years and Deputy General Manager of MTA between 2017-2019. In accordance to with the Presidential decree no 2019/172 he was appointed as General Manager of General Directorate of Mining and Petroleum Affairs on 06 July 2019. Mr.Genç was assigned as Chairman of UMREK on 31 July 2019.