Kerim Özgür Yalçın was born in 1976 in İzmir. After his graduation from Istanbul University Electronic Engineering department, he completed his master’s degree in Electronics and Communication branch. Yalçın started his career at Albaraka Türk as a application developer in AS/400 systems in 1998. In 2000, he started his mainframe career at BİLPA which, in the future, will be renamed as Yapı Kredi Bank IT, as IBM OS/390 Mainframe System Programmer where he held several managerial responsibilities in the IT Infrastructure Development Section.
As of 2013, Yalçın is the Group Head of IT Infrastructure and Operations at Kredi Kayıt Bürosu A.Ş.