He was born in Istanbul in 1969. In 1987, he graduated from Robert College, in 1991 from Civil Engineering Department, the Faculty of Engineering in Istanbul Technical University. He earned his Master of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992, on the fields of Construction Company and Construction Management. Currently, he continues to his PhD with the subject “Bidding process for build-operate-transfer systems” at the Institute of Science, Civil Engineering Department, at Boğaziçi University.
Since 1992, he has worked in various positions, such as project engineer, chairman assistantship, project finance manager and project development director in Yapı Merkezi Construction and Industry Inc.
In addition to his Chairmanship of Yapıray companies, he administers the mission of Board membership of the other companies of YM Group, Yapı Merkezi Construction and Industry in the first instance.
Some of his fields of expertise are project and investment financing, Build-Operate-Transfer Model, cost control systems, tender systems, joint venture and strategic partnerships. Two of them in English, Erdem Arıoğlu’s eight technical articles have been published both nationally and internationally.