Born in Istanbul in 1954, Faruk Eczacıbaşı is a graduate of the Istanbul German Lycee and Berlin Technical University's School of Management, where he earned his undergraduate and MBA degrees.
Faruk Eczacıbaşı began his professional career in the planning department of the Eczacıbaşı Group in 1980. After working in the United States for several years, he served in various positions in the Eczacıbaşı Group. Since 1996, he has served as Vice Chairman of the Eczacıbaşı Group.
Faruk Eczacıbaşı is also President of the Turkish Informatics Foundation (TBV), which was founded in 1995 to assist Turkey make the transformation to an information society. In this role, he has helped to prepare various research reports and contributed to the shaping of public policy.
Additionally, Faruk Eczacıbaşı is President of the Eczacıbaşı Sports Club, a position he has held since 1999.