Hakan has been serving as the Head of Department for Financial Instruments and Market Development at Turkish Treasury since 2011 and his works are focused primarily on entrepreneurship ecosystem to improve access to finance for SMEs. His department is now actively working on venture capital issues to strengthen the financial ecosystem through developing public policies for business angels and business angel networks. Mr. Erturk actively took part not only in the creation of business angels and funds of fund programs but also in improving the quality and volume of business angel investments. He is also dealing with the implementation of the fund of funds system which was established in early 2014 to support the venture capital funds and co-investment funds. Besides, he also works on improving other alternative financing instruments to increase access to finance.
He graduated from Ankara University, Department of Economics in 2000 and started his career at Turkish Treasury as an auditor. In 2008, he got his MBA (Finance) degree from University of Illinois in the United States. Currently, he is working on a doctorate in venture capital at Department of Business Administration in Ankara University.