He was born in April 1, 1954 in Gaziantep. He completed Gaziantep Imam Hatip High School as a boarding student.
After military service, he worked in custom procuders department sales&marketing deparment of the family company named Kahraman Agricultural Products.
After that he firstly became a stockholder and then became the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the family company.
The company reached a respectable place and recognition in the sector of dried fruits and nuts both in Europe and in the Middle East.
He also invested in innovation and developments of pistachios, pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, tahini and olive oil fields.
He was member of the Exchange Council Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce in Gaziantep. For more than 20 years, he served as representative in the General Assembly at the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey.
Since 1986, he is the Chairman of the Southeastern Anatolia Dried Fruits and Products Exporters Union. From 2000 up to now, he has served as Southeastern Anatolia Exporters Union Chairman Of The Board Of Presidents.
He is married and has 4 children and speaks fluent Arabic.
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