After being graduated from Yıldız University Department of Mechanical Engineering Artunç Kocabalkan, started his banking career with Ziraat Banking School. Kocabalkan worked in treasury departments of various banks and brokerage houses. In 2000 with the founding of CNBC-e, Kocabalkan entered to the media industry. He worked for CNBC-e as deputy chief editor and anchorman for 12 years.
Kocabalkan is currently the Chairman of Istanbul Financial Center Initiative. Kocabalkan received Master’s Degree of Economics and Finance from Boğaziçi University and a Ph.D. in Banking from Marmara University’s Institute of Banking and Finance.