Levent Erkan has graduated from TED Ankara College and METU in Ankara. He has completed his master’s degree with 3.75 GPA at SIUE in the USA.
He has worked in the US between the years of 1996 – 2003 in the Projects in the areas of Change Management and Project Management in St Louis, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Charlotte and finally as Regional Manager of DeLeeuw from the Wall Street in the New York Region.
He has come back from New York to Ankara in 2003 and started up DeLeeuw International in Turkey as a Managing Partner. The company has become one of the fastest growing consulting companies in the Public and International Donor Market (EU) in Turkey in 2006. After the success of the company, it gained the attention of local and global companies then the company was acquired by WYG Group UK in 2007.
Levent Erkan first became the Country Director of WYG Turkey and then Reginal Managing Director of WYG Balkans. He has worked as one of the three Regional Unit Heads of WYG Group and was responsible from Turkey, Middle East and North Africa between 2012 and 2016. He has grown the company by 21 times in a period of 7 years. During that time, he has contracted more than 3000 Consultants and 200 Full-Time Staff from 25 different countries. His portfolio of projects and clients include more than 85 projects in Turkey, US, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Northern Cyprus. He left WYG by the end of 2015.
He started at Microsoft in 2016 as Deputy General Manager Responsible for the Public in Microsoft Turkey and became the member of the Leadership Team. He has also become the Champion for “Diversification and Inclusion” Initiative at Microsoft Turkey and focused to Gender Quality, Disabled People and Refugees to have a better environment and future; and also became responsible of Philanthropy Activities of Microsoft Turkey. In Microsoft Turkey, Levent Erkan took the lead in the actualization of technological solutions which will ensure public institutions get stronger and managed digital transformation projects to serve social benefit. He led the Team at Government, Health and Education Industries with Strategy Planning, Sales, Transformation and Performance. He left Microsoft by the end of February, 2018 and assumed the role of Chairman of WEglobal and a member of Advisory Board. WEglobal is a group of consultants who declared their vision as “Bringing to our work the humanity, skills and behaviours needed to deliver change effectively and fairly, and using the latest technologies to reach out to whole communities, sectors and countries with development solutions.
He is now an Angel Investor and a board member of TED Ankara College.