One of Turkey’s leading names in financial advisory, Şaban Erdikler graduated from Ankara University’s Faculty of Political Science. After six years of public service as auditor, he joined Arthur Andersen as a tax manager. In 1992, he became Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of Arthur Andersen Turkey, before taking charge of company’s Balkan operations in 1994. In 2001, Ernst & Young tasked Erdikler with restructuring Andersen’s Turkey operations; that same year, he began a three-year stint as Chairman of Ernst & Young Turkey. He left this office in January 2004 and founded Erdikler Bağımsız Denetim ve Yeminli Mali Müşavirlik A.Ş. KPMG Yeminli Mali Müşavirlik A.Ş. and Erdikler Bağımsız Denetim ve Yeminli Mali Müşavirlik A.Ş., a long-established tax auditing and consultancy company in Turkey, are merging under KPMG Turkey.