Ahmet Erdem graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering and holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Istanbul University, Institute of Management (Graduate School of Business). He held senior level positions in Shell’s Turkey, Middle East and Europe operations since 1990. Erdem assumed a major role in the establishment of Shell&Turcas Petrol A.Ş. as a joint venture of Shell and Turcas in 2006. Serving as Shell Kenya Country President in 2008 and 2009, Erdem currently is the Shell Turkey Country President. In addition to his responsibilities at Shell, Erdem also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Investors Association (YASED), TOBB’s (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Petroleum and Petroleum Products Industry Council President, and Board member at Turkish Oil Industry Association (PETDER) and Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK).