Born 1971 in Tepedam (Turkey), studied business administration at the University of Giessen.
After completing his studies, Ercan Keles began his career in 1998 in the Controlling department at Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, Oberkochen. He subsequently held various other positions within the Carl Zeiss group, most recently Finance Director for Carl Zeiss Ltd., London, United Kingdom.
Ercan Keles joined the thyssenkrupp Group in 2006 as head of Controlling for Contracting and subsidiaries at Uhde GmbH, Dortmund. In 2007 he was also appointed commercial director of Uhde Services GmbH, Haltern. In 2008 he assumed responsibility for Corporate Controlling at thyssenkrupp Technologies AG. One year later he was appointed member of the Management Board of the Components Technology business area at thyssenkrupp AG with responsibility for Controlling, Finance & Accounting and IT.
Ercan Keles was appointed member of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp Elevator AG, Düsseldorf, as Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2012.