He was born in 1964 in Yozgat-Çekerek. He completed his bachelor’s degree in business management in Turkey, and received his MBA and PhD in the United States of America. In addition to his MBA degree, he completed a master’s programme on Manufacturing Engineering, and a PhD programme on Industrial Engineering.

He became an expert on aviation and automotive industries. Throughout his stay at the US, he worked in the automotive industry, with companies such as Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. In these companies, he worked on product development and lean production projects. He lectured in universities in the US and in Turkey. He provided consultancy services to many public and private sector companies. Moreover, he provided consultancy services to small and medium sized enterprises, including KOSGEB. In some of these companies, he served in the capacity of Director General, Deputy Chairman and Board Member.

During the economic crisis hitting Turkey in early 2000s, he specialized in enterprise-based crisis management, and worked as Vice-Dean and Head of the Business Management Department at Beykent University.

Also working in the field of Aviation and Maintenance & Repair, Dr. Fuat OKTAY served as Deputy Director General responsible for Strategic Planning and Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Production Planning and Information Technologies, at Türk Hava Yolları Teknik A.Ş. In the last three years, he has brought to life 5 different joint venture projects at THY Teknik A.Ş. in the fields of maintenance & repair, design and manufacturing.