Kamil Ekim Alptekin

Chairman of the Board

Ekim Alptekin is Executive Vice President of Eclipse Aerospace Inc. and Chairman of the Board for EA Aerospace.

Mr. Alptekin owns Real Estate and Defense companies in Turkey, including EA Insaat A.S. and ATH Defense and Security Solutions A.S. and is an investor in several other leading companies.

As a Vice-Chair of the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce (TABA), he is actively engaged in efforts to boost Transatlantic trade and bolster the commercial angle of decades-long Turkish-American partnership. He is on the board of the Defense Committee of the Turkish American Business Council (DEIK/TAIK) and serves as an Honorary Consul for the Republic of Albania in Turkey.

He was appointed in February 2011 as Turkey's representative to the Board of Directors to the United States Nowruz Commission.

Mr. Alptekin graduated from Utrecht University (The Netherlands) in law and economics. Following his graduation Mr. Alptekin gained experience in the Foreign Relations Committee of the United States House of Representatives as a Humanity in Action Fellow. He later served as a policy advisor in Dutch Parliament.