Last name : Eken
First name : Aykut Mehmet
Date of birth : September 9, 1947 in Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality : Turkish / Belgium

Education :

Master Degree in Town Planning at L’ Université Libre de Bruxelles,
Belgium (1975-1977)
Degree and License in Architecture at Istanbul Devlet Muhendislik ve Mimarlik Akademisi, Turkey (1967-1971)
Lycée de Galatasaray Istanbul, Turkey (1958-1967)

Marital status :

Married to Gonul Eken, Honorary Consul of St. Kitts and Nevis in Turkey

Family Status :

Father of two children and five grand children
Daughter/Esra Eken Krause (16.11.1975),
G. C. of Beta International S.A.,
Attended Georgetown University (B.A) and
California Western School of Law (J.D.),
Lives in USA
Son /Tolga Eken (16.01.1978), Commercial Manager at
Beta International S.A.,
Attended American University in Washington D.C.(BS. and MS),
Lives in Belgium & Istanbul

Hobbies : Travelling, collectible paintings, collectible inkwells, business, antique cars, painting, gravures of Istanbul and books

Home addresses :
Istanbul, Köybaşı Caddesi 193, Pınar Apt, Yenikoy ,Turkey
Brussels, 8 Rue Emile de Mot, 1050 Belgium
USA, 1 Highfiled Lane, Rutherford NJ 07070

Office addresses:

Betinoks Paslanmaz Celik Sanayi ve Dis Ticaret A.S.
Gülbahar Mah. Altan Erbulak Sok. Eken Apt. No:8 Kat:4
Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul
Phone: (+90) 212-5490700 Fax: (+90) 212-5490710
e-mail: web:

DEPOM Depolama Lojistik Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti.
Phone: (+90) 212-5490084 Fax: (+90) 212-5493352
İkitelli Organize Sanayi Bölgesi Turgut Ozal C. 18, Ikitelli
34306 Başakşehir Istanbul- Turkey
e-mail: web:

Kontuar Turizm Travel Agency founded in 1954
Cumhuriyet Cad. No:175/A, Harbiye, Istanbul – Turkey
Phone : +90(212) 2964680 Fax : +90(212)2967648-49
e-mail : web :

Beta International s.a.
Avenue de Tervuren 246, Brussels, Belgium
Phone : +32 (2)7629095 Fax+32(2) 762 8667
e-mail web

AMK International G.S.A. of PEGASUS Airlines
Rr. Lidhja e Pejes. Q.T. Perparimi. Nr. 45 Pristine – Kosovo
Phone: 00381 385 02 052 / 00381 382 47 693/695 Fax: 00381 385 02 053


-Brevet given by His Majesty King Albert II of Belgium – Officier de l’Ordre de la Couronne (2004)
– Eminent Services Plaque presented by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey “Ministry of Foreign Affairs High Merit Shield” (July 3rd 2009)
– Awarded “Gusi Peace Prize” 2011 by Hon. Barry Gusi in Manilai Philippines
– Brevet given by His Majesty Le Roi PHILIPPE and presented by Belgian Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Mr. Pieter De Crem Commandeur de l’Ordre de la Couronne (2015)

Current Position:

-Honorary Consul General of Jamaica in Turkey
-President of F.I.C.A.C, (Federation International des Corps e Associations Consular’s)

-Responsibilities in DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board)
* Coordinating Chairman of Turkish-Americas Business Councils
* Coordinating Chairman of Turkish -Caribbean Business Councils

-President of the Commercial Association of Turkey-Belgium Luxemburg in Turkey
-President of the Caribbean and Latin American Trade Association in Turkey
– Member of Board of Directors of Marmara Foundation Istanbul (Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation)
– Chairman / Bahçeşehir University, American Studies Center, Latin America Project Advisory Board,
-Member of Rotary Karakoy (Istanbul)