Mr. Arkun graduated from Hamilton College, New York in 1998 with a double major in Economics and Mathematics. He is also an alumni of Robert College, Istanbul.
Mr. Arkun joined JP Morgan’s Mergers and Acquisitions team as an analyst in 1998 focusing on Natural Resources and Power industries.
In 2001, Mr. Arkun moved to London, UK and started to work for Inquam Limited, private equity company in telecommunications sector, as a manager in the business development team.
In 2005 Mr. Arkun joined Zapp Mobile (Inquam’s subsidiary in Romania) as the Director of Business Development, Marketing and Strategy. He led the transaction to sell Zapp Romania to Cosmote in 2009. After the sale of Zapp Romania, Mr. Arkun was retained by Cosmote as the Strategy advisor to the CEO.
Mr. Arkun moved to Baku, Azerbaijan in 2010 as the Director of Strategy and Business Development at Capital Resources Advisors. He also served on the Board of Directors of Nar Mobile, B&B TV and Aimroc. Mr. Arkun became the CEO of Aimroc, largest mining company in Azerbaijan, in 2014. He led the transaction of selling Aimroc to Azergold in 2017.
Mr. Arkun joined PASHA Holding as an advisor in August 2017.
Mr. Arkun has been appointed as CEO, Chairman of Board of Directors of JSC PASHA Bank Georgia from February 1st, 2018.