1974-80, BA in Business Administration, universities of Istanbul and Munich. With Azizler Holding, Istanbul: Member of the Board and President, Executive Committee; Chairman or Vice-Chairman, Azizler companies. Senior Advisor to various global companies. Executive Committee Member of various NGOs including International Nut and Dried Fruit Council, Reus, Spain, Turkish-American Business Council, Turkish-German Business Council, Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation. Member of various associations including Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association. Founder of the Turkish Justice and Development Party (AK Parti). Since 2012, Advisor to the World Economic Forum.