Soner Canko ¬is CEO of BKM, the Interbank Card Center in Turkey. Dr Canko graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Science, Public Administration Department. He also received a master's degree and PhD from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics. Dr Canko's career commenced in 1990, and he has held sales, management and consulting roles at Procter & Gamble, Citibank and Hewlett Packard. When he was the CEO of Bilesim Payment Systems, Dr Canko also served on the Board of Directors of BKM (Interbank Card Center of Turkey) as member and Chairman. He was the founder and CEO of First Data Turkey and, finally, Assistant General Manager of Ziraat Bank.