Mr. Ertan was born in 1954/ İstanbul. He graduated from METU Department of Electrical Engineering. He worked as an electronic engineer and researcher on the research vessel Piri Reis of DEU Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology and actively took part in more than thirty survey projects carried out in the seas surrounding Turkey in 1981-1986. He also took part in foundation of Unitek LTD and Teknogen A.Ş. He participated in offshore surveys/studies along the Blue Stream pipeline route on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Piri Reis LTD in 2005-2006. He is member of the Aegean Tourism Association, The Chamber of Electrical Engineers Central Energy Committee, Aegean Region Chamber of Industry Energy Commission and World Energy Council. He is also representative of the Aegean Region of Turkish-Chinese Business Development and Friendship Association. His articles, focus on renewable energy sources and especially biomass, energy from biomass and fuel from biomass, are published in various magazines and newspapers.