He was born in Istanbul in 1977. He is holding Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration degrees from University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. Besides, he participated several professional certificate programs in Construction Management (Istanbul Technical University), Supply Chain Analytics (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Digital Marketing (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania). In addition to construction industry, he has had professional experiences in multiple industries in business development, management consulting and strategic planning areas. Kursad Yucel has been working in strategic planning area for a multinational corporation in Bangkok and also working for long term international growth strategies of Yucel Partners.