Arda ERMUT – President, REPUBLIC OF TURKEY INVESTMENT OFFICE
11:00 – 11:15 High Value Added Investment – Technology
He holds a BA degree in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University.
He started his professional career at the Prime Ministry of Turkey in 2005, working as a Media and Public Relations Consultant at the Prime Ministry Office in Istanbul Dolmabahce.
He took over the position of Project Director with the establishment of President of the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) in 2007 under the auspices of the Prime Ministry, and progressed through various leadership roles at the Agency. He led teams in charge of the Middle East and Southeast Asia regions. Prior to his appointment as President of ISPAT in May 2015, Mr. Ermut held the ‘Advisor to the President’ and ‘Vice President’ titles and served as the Head of Public-Private Partnership Department at ISPAT.
In August 2018 Mr. Ermut was appointed as the first president of the Investment Office of Turkish Presidency.
Arda Ermut also assumed the Presidency of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), the umbrella organization that covers 170 national and regional investment promotion agencies from 130 countries. Mr. Ermut took important steps to turn WAIPA into an actively operating, financially self-sustaining and independent foundation.
Mr. Ermut is a Board Member of Türkiye Wealth Fund, SunExpress (a JV between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines) and Turkish Basketball Federation.