Ahmet Erdem is a graduate of Istanbul Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering. He also studied Engineering Management at Istanbul University, Institute of Management. From 1990 onwards, he assumed senior positions at Shell’s Turkey, the Middle East and Europe operations. In 2006, Mr. Erdem performed a major role in establishing the Shell & Turcas joint venture in which he is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
He was appointed Shell Kenya Country President for the period 2008-2009 and currently serves as Shell Turkey Country President. Aside from his responsibilities at Shell, Mr. Erdem also serves as Chairman of the International Investors Association (YASED); Petroleum and Petroleum Products Industry Council President at the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB); Independent Board Member at Sabancı Holding; Board Member at Oil Industry Association (PETDER), Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), Energy Efficiency Association (ENVER); and Advisory Board Member at British Chamber of Commerce.