Mehmet Hakan Öktem started his professional carrier in 1999 in Roketsan where he served as a testing, integration, and production engineer.
In 2003 he moved to HAVELSAN, where he worked as a senior testing and integration engineer. While at HAVELSAN, he was assigned to Boeing, where he worked as a System Integration and Test Engineer and resided in Seattle/USA from 2003 until 2008. Returning to Turkey in 2008, Öktem worked as the Testing Group Manager at HAVELSAN, and then as a Hardware Development Manager.
Öktem was appointed Project Manager at Koç Bilgi ve Savunma Teknolojileri A.Ş. in 2009, and later as the System Engineering Department Manager. In 2016 he took on the role of Technology and Engineering Group Manager, where he has worked ever since.
Öktem received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Hacettepe University. He is married and has two daughters.