Ekim Alptekin | MEMBER

Mr. Alptekin graduated from the University of Utrecht with a degree in law and economics. After graduating, he worked for various international institutions, notably the United States House of Representatives in Washington DC, Dutch Parliament in The Haque.

Alptekin was a major shareholder of Eclipse Aerospace; an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based aircraft manufacturer and sold his shares to institutional investors before becoming commercially active in the Real Estate, Defense and Entertainment industries through his companies EA Construction and Investment, ATH Defense and Security Solutions and One Colony Organization.

Mr. Alptekin served as the Chairman of the Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAİK) in 2015-2017 and continues to be an Executive Board Member of TAİK. Mr. Alptekin was awarded the Commercial Leadership Award by the American Turkish Council in 2011 and the American Turkish Society elected Mr. Alptekin as a Young Society Leader in 2012.

Born July 13, 1977, Mr. Alptekin speaks Turkish, English, Dutch, French and German. He is married and a father of three.