Ferzan Çelikkanat graduated from Akdeniz University, the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management in 2002 and continued his education by doing a master in business administration (MBA) in Southern State University in USA. Çelikkanat started his professional career in New Orleans Marriott hotel in USA as operation assistant manager. He returned to Turkey after a while and worked as an operation manager in Marmara Bodrum Hotel. He started to work in Polat Renaissance Hotel Yeşilköy in 2003 – 2005 as Marketing and Sales Manager. Then he was transferred to Astaş Holding which makes branded real estate and tourism investments in 2005 – 2010 and after completing his task there with outstanding success for a long time, Çelikkanat performed his task as a General Coordinator in the company by being responsible for developing, branding, construction and operating of real estate projects.
During this period, he realized Anantara Spa projects with Kempinski Residences Astoria, Astoria Shopping Mall, Kempinski Residences Bellevue, Maçka Armani Project.
Ferzan Çelikkanat was transferred to Divan Group within the body of Koç Holding in 2010 – 2012. He was Business Development Manager in real estates which belong to Koç Holding and Hotels, Residences, Restaurants, Pastry Shops and all the other investments within Divan brand. Çelikkanat who is an experienced name especially in terms of branded development in tourism and real estate projects became General Manager of Er Yatırım Turizm ve İnşaat Şti in 2012. Within the body of Er Yatırım, Çelikkanat was engaged in an activity to create and realize branded hotel real estate portfolio which has 500-million-dollar value. He still undertakes 6 branded hotel project developments, investments and business managements.
Ferzan Çelikkanat who knows English and German is married with two children.