Mr. Mert started his career as a Mechanical Engineer after graduation in 1982 from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He worked in KCC-Baytur, SumertasHolding, Ortech Inc., Camsan, Celik Halat ve Tel Sanayi A.S. as VP, GM and Board Member until 2003. He assumed the positions as Head of Strategy and Business Development Department in Sabancı Holding, GM and CEO in Enerjisa between 2003 and 2016.  He joined STFA Group as a Group CEO in April 2016.
He graduated from the Middle East Technical University in 1982 and received MBA degree in Corporate Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1993, executive FMBA from Columbia University in 2000.  
He teaches part time "Energy Practices” at Ozyegin University Graduate Law School since 2012.  Mert is married with one son.