Born in Bolu in 1952 Sedat Eratalar graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Economy and Finance, and started his career at the Turkish Ministry of Finance. Within three years, he earned the title of financial auditor and carried on with his works in value added tax and state-owned enterprises matters.
Eratalar moved on in his career assuming the Manager position in the Tax Department of Arthur Andersen Turkey in 1981 and later became an international partner of Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1988. Eratalar is also the founding partner of Erdikler-Eratalar YMM A.Ş. (Erdikler-Eratalar CPA, Inc.), which was founded in the closing months of 1990 and became an associate of Arthur Andersen.
Between 1997 and 2001, Eratalar headed the Tax Departments of Arthur Andersen’s offices in Turkey, Romania, and Bulgaria and has participated in various domestic and overseas training programmes, in addition to local and international seminars and conferences.
Sedat Eratalar, who provided in-house tax consultancy services to domestic and foreign companies that operate in banking, production, construction, tourism, and trade fields, is also an expert in foreign exchange legislation and the banking system. In September 2001, Eratalar founded his own company, Eratalar Yönetim Danışmanlık A.Ş. (Eratalar Management Consultancy, Inc.), and started providing management consultancy services to local and foreign companies in various fields, including tax, management, and financial consultancy on mergers and acquisitions.
Following a reorganisation in 2012, Eratalar Management Consultancy added a new dimension to its activities and the company title was changed.
Sedat Eratalar is a member of the Chamber of Sworn-In Certified Public Accountants and TUSIAD (Turkish Industry & Business Association), DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board) and the Tax Council. Eratalar acts as a board member and auditor in a number of companies such as Deutsche Bank and Borusan Holding, to name but a few, and has also served as a member of the Board of Directors and Board of Supervisors in companies like Coca Cola, Adel Kalemcilik, Turkcell, and Deloitte. Eratalar speaks English and German.
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