Dr. Erkan Kalaycı was born in Switzerland. He graduated from University of Basel in Business and Economics in 2004 and completed his MSc in Business from the same university in 2005. In 2013, he received his Ph.D. in Financial Mathematics from METU with main focus in Energy Finance.

Dr. Erkan Kalayci has substantial professional and academic expertise in electricity, carbon, renewable / sustainable energy and climate change industries. He is specialized in energy / carbon economics and policy, trading, modeling, pricing, portfolio and investment management.

Since June 2016, Dr. Erkan Kalayci is Head of Portfolio Optimization Department at Enerjisa Trading. There, he is responsible for optimizing and managing of Enerjisa’s generation and sales portfolio as well as dynamic asset trading activities. He is also developing and implementing new hedge and flexible products to enhance Enerjisa’s portfolio management services.

From April 2014 to May 2016, Dr. Erkan Kalayci was Head of Quantitative Development & Market Analytics Department at Enerjisa Trading where he was responsible for building up and operationalization of market analysis / intelligence, global and Turkish energy market research, fundamental and statistical energy price and demand forecasting as well as quantitative analysis, modeling and pricing services for Enerjisa’s energy prop, asset and short-term trading and risk management departments.

Before joining Enerjisa, from 2005 to 2014, Dr. Erkan Kalayci worked in various positions, related with energy and carbon industries, in Switzerland for Axpo Trading, in Spain / Turkey for AF-Mercados EMI and led his own company GCF.

In Spring Semester 2014, Erkan was Instructor at METU, designed and gave the course “Energy Trading and Risk Management”.

Dr. Erkan Kalayci is a professional Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) holder from Global Associates of Risk Professionals (GARP).