Bülent Hiçsönmez was born in 1969 in Ankara. He attended Tevfik Fikret High School and graduated from METU in the Electronic Engineering Department. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering obtained from the Northeastern University and has a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Imperial College Management School. He worked at Digital Equipment Corporation and Sun Microsystems. In the last 3 years of his time at Sun Microsystems he was located in Egypt taking on the role as the General Manager for the Levant and North Africa region. After 7 years of holding various positions at Sun Microsystems he transfered to Google. Since 2007 he has been the Country Director for Google Turkey.