Ekrem Arıkan

Merkezi Kayıt Kuruluşu A.Ş., CEO / Board Member

He completed his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering at Boğaziçi University and his MBA at Yeditepe University. Currently he is working on his PhD thesis at Istanbul Commerce University. He speaks English, German, and beginner-level Arabic.
He worked at Microsoft as a Support Engineer in 1998, a Program Specialist in 1999, and a Program Manager in Windows International Product Development Group since 2000.
He started to work in Ziraat Teknoloji (Fintek Finansal Teknoloji Hizmetleri A.Ş.) as IT Architecture Manager in 2007, Project Management Office Manager in 2009, IT Security Manager in 2011, and was appointed as Corporate Development Director in 2013.
In 2014, he worked at Ziraat Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş as IT and Corporate Development Group Manager responsible for Information Technologies, Customer Services and Call Center, HR and Support Services.
In 2015, he started to work at the recently founded EPİAŞ (Energy Exchange – Enerji Piyasaları İşletme A.Ş.) firstly as a Consultant to Chairman and then appointed to the role Strategy Development Director.
In 2016, he started to work in Borsa Istanbul Group at Takasbank as the Executive Vice President for Information Technology.
Since April 2019, he has been working as General Manager and Board Member at MKK which is Central Securities Depository of Turkey.