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Mustafa Kılıçaslan was born in Malatya, in 1966. He completed his middle and high school education at Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi, and earned his undergraduate diploma on Economics from Boğaziçi Üniversity. Working as a research and teaching assistant at West Georgia State University in the US, Kılıçaslan finished his postgraduate studies in Business Administration through a scholarship. Following his graduation, Kılıçaslan started “Cosmo Shop”, Turkey’s first chain of modern health and personal care products. He later sold the company in 2006 to the Hong Kong-based Hutchinson Whampoa Group.

Mustafa Kılıçaslan was born in Malatya, in 1966. He completed his middle and high school education at Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi, and earned his B.A. in Economics from Boğaziçi University. Working as a research and teaching assistant at West Georgia State University in the US, Kılıçaslan finished his postgraduate studies in Business Administration through a scholarship. Following his graduation, Kılıçaslan started “Cosmo Shop”, Turkey’s first chain of modern health and personal care products. He later sold the company in 2006 to the Hong Kong-based Hutchinson Whampoa Group. Having worked as a manager in Sony and Eastman Kodak, Kılıçaslan played a role in the development of both companies within Turkey. He joined Microsoft with the goal of popularizing internet usage and worked at Microsoft’s headquarters in Seattle for 7 years. He worked as Manager in various regional and global positions within the company for over 17 years. After leaving Microsoft, Kılıçaslan served as Turkey’s representative in the Intellectual Ventures fund. He is a founding member of the Mentoro Platform, which advises on areas such as strategy design and management of digitalization/technology. Currently, he provides financing for firms and organizations through “Structured Trade Finance”.

An angel investor for new business ventures, Kılıçaslan is a member of the Boğaziçi University Board of Trustee and teaches postgraduate courses at Bahçeşehir University.