Arikan was born in Ankara Turkey. Following his Industrial Engineering studies in Koc University, he has received his MBA degree in Istanbul Bilgi University. Throughout this period, he had worked through several projects with different public and private entities including British Petroleum and Istanbul Metropolitan Planning Agency.
In the course of his academic studies and until joining Polaris Group, he has worked as an Advisory Assistant to Chairman in Turkish Exporters Assembly. Later on Arikan hold different positions in Polaris Foreign Investment Company where he started as Owner Project Representative and still appointed in boards of several group companies. Currently he is working as General Manager in Polaris International Industrial Parks which has based and extended its operations in Egypt with five companies in industrial development, energy and facilities management.
During last four years Arikan has been invited as speaker or panelist on development studies and industrial investment strategies in numerous national and international congresses, panels and forums He is also serving in advisory boards of various foundations.
Holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cairo University (1984), MA in Management of Construction Companies from the Bartlett School, College of London, United Kingdom (1987), in addition to numerous management certificates from top business schools.
He is the Chairman and CEO of SIAC Industrial Construction and Engineering Company, in addition to being the chairman and board member in several affiliated companies as well as public and private associations.
He is a board and founding member of the Egyptian National Competitiveness Council; founder and ex-Chairman of the supervisory board of the Egyptian Junior Businessmen Association (EJB); member of the World Economic Forum; board member of the Egyptian Businessmen Association (EBA); board member in the Export Development Fund, and a member in many other organizations and associations.
Mr. Mohamed Kassem: has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Cairo University and has a diploma in Marketing from Institute International de L'Administration Public, Paris.
After graduation he joined the Commercial Representation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Trade as a commercial Attache and retired as a commercial Counselor.
During this period he served in the Egyptian Embassies in Khartoum, Sudan and Washington D.C. He is the Chairman and CEO of World Trading Company.
Holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Accounting) from Ein-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Professional Development Studies, Financial Management, Operation Analysis and Staff Planning at Cornell University, USA. He has acquired a broad base of experience in financial controlling and executive operational positions in the Hotels, Tourism and Construction Industries.
He holds the position of Group Controller and board member in SIAC Investment Holding, Partner and Chairman at SIAC Development Holding, Partner and Chairman at SIAC Building material Holding, Partner and Board member at SIAC Construction Holding, Partner and Vise chairman at SIAC Industrial Construction and Engineering. In addition to this, he is a board member at Pyramids Industrial Parks, Polaris International Parks, New Cities Co., the Integrated Co., and Steeltec Co. Mr. Fahmy is a member of the Egyptian Society for Public Finance, Taxes and Hotels & Motels Financial Controller Association.