Arda Ermut

President, Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT)

President of Investment Office under Presidency of the Republic of Turkey and Board Member of Turkey Sovereign Wealth Fund, Arda Ermut 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.

He took over the position of Project Director with the establishment of ISPAT in 2007 under the auspices of the Prime Ministry, and progressed through various leadership roles at the Agency. Following his promotion to the position of ‘Chief Project Director’ in 2010, he led teams in charge of the Middle East and Southeast Asia regions.

Prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Ermut held the ‘Senior Advisor to the President’ and ‘Vice President’ titles and was serving as the head of the Public-Private Partnership Department at ISPAT.

By taking the helm at ISPAT, 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 is a Board Member of the airline company, SunExpress.

As well as being a Board Member of Vienna Economic Forum, he takes part in Turkish Basketball Federation as a Board Member.

He holds a BA degree in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University and is fluent in English.