He is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. He has a Master's Degree in Capital Markets from Marmara University and Finance and Investment from University of Exeter in the UK. He is currently a PhD candidate in Design, Technology and Society at Özyeğin University. He has 17 years of banking and finance experience, including 3 years in Amsterdam and London. He had several responsibilities in asset and wealth management, private banking, investment banking and capital markets. He worked at the top financial institutions which are Garanti Bank, Garanti Bank Netherlands, Fibabank, YapıKredi Bank, Industrial Development Bank of Turkey, Finans Invest and ING Bank. His last position was the Head of Investment Products at ING Bank and Heaf of Discretionary Investment Management at ING Bank Asset Management.