GBTA Convention Chicago 2019
President of the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency (Invest in Turkey), Arda Ermut started his professional career at the Prime Ministry of Turkey in 2005 working as a Media and Public Relations Consultant.
He took an active part in the establishment of Invest in Turkey in 2007. Ever since, he has played an integral role in promoting Turkey’s investment environment.
Progressing through various leadership roles at the Agency, in 2012 he was appointed Head of the Public-Private Partnership Department and became Vice President of Invest in Turkey.
By taking the helm at Invest in Turkey, 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. He took important steps to turn WAIPA into an actively operating, financially self-sustaining, and independent foundation.
Mr. Ermut holds a BA degree in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University. He is a Board Member of the Vienna Economic Forum and also serves on the boards of SunExpress, a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, and the Turkish Basketball Federation.