As the Chairman of the Turkey-U.S. Business Council (DEIK/TAIK), Ekim Alptekin is committed to boosting Transatlantic trade and bolstering the commercial angle of decades-long Turkish-American partnership.
In the diplomatic realm, Ekim Alptekin proudly serves as an Honorary Consul to the Republic of Albania, and represents the Republic of Turkey in the Board of the United States Nowruz Commission. He is also a member of the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Turkish Industry and Business Association TÜSİAD. On the business front, he is a major shareholder of Eclipse Aerospace; an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based aircraft manufacturer. Ekim Alptekin is also commercially active in the Real Estate, Defence and Entertainment industries through his companies EA Property Development and Construction Investment, ATH Defense and Security Solutions and One Colony Organisation A.Ş..
In 2001, Alptekin graduated from the University of Utrecht with a degree in law and economics. After graduating, he worked for various international institutions, notably the United States House of Representatives in Washington DC, Dutch Parliament in The Haque and Interpol Counter-Terrorism Fusion Centre in Lyon. Alptekin served as the President of TABA/ AmCham in 2012-2014, was awarded the Commercial Leadership Award by the American Turkish Council in 2011 and the American Turkish Society elected Mr. Alptekin as a Young Society Leader in 2012.
Alptekin speaks Turkish, English, Dutch, French and German. He is married to Nigar Talibzade and is the father of Emir, Sara and Elisa Alptekin.