Mr. Murat İkinci started his early career as a Computer Engineer at HAVELSAN in 1997. In 2000 he continued his career at STM Defense as a Computer Engineer and was appointed General Manager in 2018, the role which he successfully carried out until 2020. During this time, he played critical roles in completing many high-level defense projects; including software development projects, C2 systems, autonomous systems and critical defense technologies. He served as a Deputy General Manager responsible for Engineering and Consultancy, consisting of Maritime Programs, Defense Procurement, Consultancy Services, and Airworthiness Certification Services at STM.
During his duty, he played a critical role in one of the largest export projects in Turkish defence industry, Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker Project, in addition to the development of MiLGEM National Corvette Project. Currently, as of July 2020, he acts as Chief Executive Officer of Roketsan.
In addition to his CEO role at Roketsan, Mr. İkinci is the Board Member of the Turkish Space Agency (TUA), Vice Chairman of SAHA Istanbul, and Board Member of the Defence and Security Committee of SASAD.
Mr. İkinci holds a B.S. and also a M.S. degree in Computer Science, in addition to an Executive MBA Degree from Bilkent University, Ankara.
He speaks English fluently and is married with two children.