After finishing high school at Harrow School (1980–85), London, he received his B.A. in Managerial Studies from Rice University (1985–89), Houston, Texas, followed by his MBA from Harvard Business School (1995–97).
In 1990-1991, he attended the management trainee program of American Express Bank. From 1992 to 1994, he was an analyst at Morgan Stanley. In 1997, he joined Koç Holding, and held various senior positions within the company. From 2006 to 2010, he was the President of corporate communication and information of the family group.