He graduated from the Department of Business Administration of the Turkish Military Academy. He earned an MBA from the Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration and an MS from the Naval Postgraduate School of the USA. He completed his doctorate at Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Business Administration.
He served as KOSGEB President, Prime Minister's Chief Advisor and Member of Parliament. He still leads the Turkish Grameen Microfinance Program, which provides microcredit for the poor, as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Turkish Waste Prevention Foundation, of which he is the founder. He has published 17 books and numerous articles on Business, Operations Research, Statistics, Defense Industry and Happytalism.