Studied Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University and the State University of New York at Buffalo, from where he graduated in 1990. He worked for two years as a Power Generation Engineer at GE. In 1994 he obtained both an MBA and a Master of Science in Finance degree from University of Maryland at College Park. For one term he was an exchange student in the MBA program of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Business School. Erhan Kiliçözlü then worked for four years at Peregrine Investments Holding in Hong Kong and New York and for a year with Renaissance Capital in Moscow. In 1999 he moved to Paine Webber in New York, a year later he became Head of Fixed Income at Global Securities in Istanbul, Turkey. From 2002 until 2013 he served as a Director of Meridian Capital Limited in London. In 2014 Erhan Kiliçözlü returned to Istanbul, where he divides his time between activities for Meridian Group, the “Technology Reserve” start-up and Ermgassen & Co. He is Ermgassen & Co’s representative for Turkey, Kazakhstan and the Middle East.