Özgür Cankara was born in Ankara in 1967. He has a Computer Science Engineering degree from Hacettepe University and Business Administration (MBA) degree from Middle East Technical University. He began his professional career as a Software Engineer at Sütor in 1989, then respectively, Software Project Manager at Eltek, Sales Engineering at Biltek. He joined METEKSAN Group as a Product Manager and after serving various positions within the group, he was appointed as Deputy General Manager at Meteksan System and Computer Technologies Inc. in 2009. Later, he joined Meteksan Defence as Vice President.