Dr. Hakan Bilir graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration in 1996. He completed his postgraduate education in the field of Science and Technology Policy Studies at the Institute of Social Sciences of the Middle East Technical University, and at the LLM Department of Information Technologies, Media and E-Commerce at the University of Essex, and completed his doctorate at the Department of Accounting and Finance at Ankara University.
He started his career at Yapı Kredi Bank in Corporate Marketing. Later, he worked as Competition Expert Assistant, Expert and Chief Competition Expert at the Turkish Competition Authority. Between 2010 and 2012, he served as deputy general manager of TPAO and as a member of the Board of Directors at TPIC. Then, he returned to Turkish Competition Authority and he still continues his career as a Chief Competition Expert.
He is a lecturer at Bahçeşehir University and Çankaya University, where he teaches post graduate level financial issues and competition law.