I hold BA (1991) and MSc (1994) degrees in Economics from Istanbul University (Turkey), and an MSc in Quantitative Finance (2006) from Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey). Since 2017, I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Applied Statistics of the Mimar Sinan FA University (Turkey) without any work arrangements. As of January 2019, I am an all-but-dissertation Ph.D. in Statistics candidate. Also, I am a Ph.D. candidate in Business Administration with Information Systems main subject at the Åbo Akademi University (Finland) since 2019. With regards to my academic work experience, I worked as a Research Assistant at the Public Finance Department of the Istanbul University during my graduate studies, in addition to teaching Quantitative Methods for Financial Markets, and Money and Financial System courses at the MA in Banking and Finance program of Istanbul Bilgi University as an adjunct lecturer. I also taught undergraduate level Statistics courses as an Adjunct Lecturer at Linnaeus University (Sweden),
In addition to my academic background and experiences, I also worked in the private sector. Until July 2018, I was an executive professional in the banking and finance sector in Turkey. To name a few, I served as the CFO of a large retail and commercial bank and held an independent board member, chairman of the audit committee and member of risk management committee roles in an international investment bank. During most of my professional life, I worked on the analysis and modeling of financial data, which then led me to develop a theoretical interest in the field of Applied Statistics. I relocated to Sweden due to family reasons, which also entitle me to hold a valid residency and work permit in Sweden.