Erman Kalkandelen is the CEO of Franklin Templeton Turkiye Danismanlik A.S. for Turkey. He serves on the board of directors of Defacto Perakende Ticaret A.Ş, Şok Marketler Ticaret A.Ş. and Gözde Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Labor Economics with high honors. He then earned a Master's Degree (MBA) with high honors in Business Administration at Sabancı University. During his MBA studies, he specialized in strategic management at Florida University Warrington School of Business Administration.