Dogan Taskent

Dogan Taskent

Partner at Arkan & Ergin, Member of JPA International

Startupbootcamp Istanbul Mentor

After graduating from Eidgenösische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1993, Mr. Taskent joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Polytechnic University of New York for the PhD program and received graduate degrees in Electrophysics and Technology MBA.

During 1998-2005, he worked as a R&D engineer, expert consultant and instructor at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. During that timeframe he lead major fiberoptic transmission system deployments for Verizon, BT, Telia, Deutsche Telekom, Global Crossing, Qwest, and UPC around the globe. Furthermore, he has consulted in the areas of Knowledge Management, Competency Management and Telecommunications Technologies as part of Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) in New York. In recent years, he played an active role in creating successful business plans for several start-up companies.

Since 2006, as Partner of Arkan & Ergin Corporate Finance, he has been working in telecommunications, renewable energy, startup ecosystem as company restructuring advisor in Turkey. Since 2012, Dogan Taskent is the Chairman of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey and Vice President of the Turkish–Swiss Business Council of DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board). He is also at the Advisory Board of Endeavor Turkey and a Venture Advisor for the European Investment Fund.