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Levent Erkan

Levent Erkan has graduated from TED Ankara College and METU in Ankara. He has completed his Masters 3.75 GPA as 2nd place at SIUE in the USA.

He has worked in the US from 1996 till 2003 in the Projects in the area of Change Management and Project Management in St Louis, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Charlotte and finally as Regional Manager of DeLeeuw from the Wall Street in the New York Region. He has been part of as project manager or team member at critical change management projects such as Mergers and Acquisitions, re-engineering of company projects, new development of products and starting up new departments/units/companies with multiple companies at different States upto 2000 Project Team Members.

He has come back from New York to Ankara in 2003 after leaving his job as Regional Manager of New York and started up DeLeeuw International in Turkey as the Founder and Managing Partner. It has become one of the fastest growing consulting company in Turkey in 2006. The company has then been acquired by WYG Group UK in 2007. Levent became, first the Country Manager of Turkey for WYG and then WYG Balkans and Caucasus Regional Director. He has worked as one of the three Regional Unit Head of WYG Group who is responsible from Turkey, Middle East and North Africa between 2012 and 2016. He has grown the company by 21 times in the last 7 years. He has contracted more than 3000 Consultants and 200 Full Time Staff from 25 different countries. His portfolio of projects and clients include more than 85 projects in Turkey, US, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Northern Cyprus.

He has been awarded the Leadership in Excellence at WYG Group. He has been awarded the Best Project Management Consultant. He is certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

He was also Audit Board Member of TED University as a social responsibility and Instructor at TOBB MBA for Project Management Courses. He is an accredited Business Angel.

He is now the Deputy General Manager of Microsoft Turkey since November 2016. He is the Public Sector Leader. He is focused to Digital Transformation Projects. He is also responsible for Citizenship and Diversification & Inclusion Activities as the Champion for Microsoft Turkey.

He has published more than 30 Articles in the National Journals about Change Management, Strategy Management and Project Management. He has been the Key Speaker at more than 15 major Summits. He has been on cover of Ekonometri as the Leader of Project Management World.

He is a Key Speaker about Project Management, Strategy Management and Development Consultancy.

3 Times Marathon Finisher: 42 km Runner in New York, Istanbul and Stockholm which has completed the runs in the America, Asia and Europe. He has run for Foundation for the Training and Protection of Mentally Handicapped Children (ZİÇEV) 12 times in 8 different locations as a social responsibility to support Ziçev.