Sitki Egeli holds degrees from Bosphorus University (BA, Political Science), University of Chicago (MA, Security Studies), and Bilkent University (PhD, International Relations), and he has graduated from NATO Defense College in Rome. Beginning his professional career in US, in 1991 he has joined Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) where he eventually became the Director for International Affairs. Between 2000 and 2015, he held senior executive position in an international consulting firm. He taught international security courses at Bilkent University, KHO, and Izmir University of Economics. He has published several books, articles and papers on proliferation and non-proliferation, weapons of mass destruction and their delivery means, missile defense, nuclear deterrence, air power, international arms trade, and export controls. He is fluent in English, French and Turkish.