Kadem Ekşi was born in 1965 in Rize, Turkey. He completed his primary and secondary education in Maltepe, Istanbul and in 1990 he graduated from Geophysics Engineering department of Istanbul University Engineering Faculty. After graduation, he had started to his professional career working as an engineer in the Ministry of Public Works and Settling until 1991. His professional career that started in the public sector, continues in the private sector with the geoscience company of which he is founder, Ekşioğlu EMA Trade Co. Ltd. The company carries out project and consultancy services in the field of architecture and engineering; residential construction services in the field of construction; operates gravity, georadar, seismic methods and drilling services, explores natural gas, geothermal, minerals, metallic minerals, coal, aggregate and estimates mineral reserves, conducts district based groundwater survey to supply water for residentials and industrial in the field of geoscience; conducts geological, geotechnical, soil and risky area surveys, performs earthquake risk analyses, prepare geological and geotechnical reports in the field of geotechnics.
Mr. Ekşi made scientific researches on political science in Bahçeşehir University and the Institute of Environmental Sciences of Boğaziçi University.
The Member of National Resources and Reserves Reporting Committee of Turkey (UMREK)
The Assembly Member of Istanbul Chamber of Industry (İSO)
Supervisory Board Member of Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB)
Building Sector Board Member of Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (MÜSİAD)
Turkey – Kuwait Business Council Member of Foreign Economic Relation Board (DEİK)
The Member of the Association of Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Companies (GYODER)
The Founder of the Foundation of Entrepreneurial Businessmens (GİV)
The Founder of Earthquake Engineering Association of Turkey (TDMD)
The Member of the Chamber of Geophysical Engineers of Turkey
The Member of the Solidarity Association of Environmental Organizations (ÇEKÜD)
He has been a founder member, board of directors’ member, chairperson and member of the associations in beforementioned non-governmental organizations and has been carrying on many duties.
Mr. Ekşi has shared all his experiences gained through his professional career, started in the Ministry of Public Works and Settling and continued in the private sector, with his peers at non-governmental organizations, symposiums, scientific activities and in articles and on various platforms in Turkey and abroad.
Kadem Ekşi is married with two children.