Mr. Rota graduated from Industrial Engineering department of Middle East Technical University, Ankara with High honors. He received his M.S. degree from Stanford University, CA in 1982. He spent six years in banking sector, starting in Citibank as head of fixed income securities desk, then as Vice president of Impexbank setting up and heading the Treasury and Capital Markets department. Later he assumed the position of Assistant General Manager of Finansbank in charge of the investment banking division. During that time he managed to place the largest portion of the largest private sector IPO of Turkey and led various privatization and recovery projects. In 1992 he formed a joint venture with a French company, specializing in industrial minerals, as shareholder and general manager. In 2002, together with his partners, he started up his own company producing industrial washing machines and prior joining Arkan & Ergin JPA International he worked as assistant general manager at Ozkan Demir Celik, a large steel manufacturer.