Melih Kırkgöz

Melih Kırkgöz

Manager, Systems Engineering, Fortinet

Melih Kirkgoz holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Electronics and Communications Engineer) from Istanbul Technical University and a Post-Graduate Degree (Business Administration) from Marmara University. 20+ years of experience in system administration, IT/Security consultancy and project/team management within network/information/application security fields.
He gained many multi-vendor certifications for Network, Security Management and UNIX systems throughout his career.
He holds a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certificate since 2007.
After 6 years of duty (Security Systems Administrator & Security Consultant roles) at Koc.net (MSSP) he joined Fortinet in year 2008 as a “Senior Security Consultant”.
In 2015 he was promoted to “Systems Engineering Manager” for Turkey and later in 2018 appointed as the “Regional Technology Director” for the region covering Turkey, Poland and CIS countries.
He was also elected into the elite “Office of the CTO” group in 2015 by Fortinet CTO & Founder Michael Xie himself.
In this prestigious role he contributes in shaping Fortinet’s Core Product Roadmap and Strategy utilizing his field experience and competitive market know-how.