Born in 1950, Oktay Özinci is a graduate of the Business Administration Department of Boğaziçi University. He worked as a professional manager for twenty years of his career. After five years in the textile and chemicals industry, he joined the Unilever group and worked in executive positions in various companies and capacities in the group until he retired as Assistant Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2000.
He continues his own active business life. At the same time, he is a part-time academic at the Business Administration Department of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Boğaziçi University, and has been delivering lectures on Strategic Management since 2000.
He has been a voluntary member of the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey since 2002. He assumed the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2015. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Global Compact Network Turkey.