Arif Aktürk has BSc in Mechanical Engineering degree from Middle East Technical University (METU), MBA in Engineering Management from City University-London, Business School Department of System Science. He acted as engineer, manager, Director, Managing Director in various energy companies. He has 23 years experience in natural gas market in Turkey. He is the top executive of a natural gas company in Turkey and also member of the boards of two gas distribution companies in Turkey. He is also member of the board of PETFORM (NGO in Petroleum and natural gas fields). He is the co-writer of book called “Last 10 Years of Turkish Diplomacy”. He has been publishing articles various energy magazines.