Birkan Erdal, founding partner of Midas Consultancy has worked, throughout his career, in positions such as consultant, senior manager, board chairman and chief executive officer at various reputable government agencies and private companies. General Directorate of Turkish Electricity Authority and Turkish State Railways (TCDD), Chief Executive Officer of Bilkent Holding and Doğan Holding are among his former foremost positions. Erdal, who served also as the Undersecretary of the Prime Ministry, assumed the Presidency of the Commission on State Economic Enterprises (KİT) during the 21st term of Turkish Parliament.
After completing his undergraduate education in METU Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Erdal earned his Master’s Degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Business Management. He is author of two books in which he analyzes economic and political challenges of Turkey and various articles in the fields of electricity-electronics industry, transportation, information, telecommunication and energy sectors, foreign trade, economy and politics. He is fluent in English.