Prof. Dr. Küçüközmen has started his official career at the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey in 1986. He holds a BSc in Economics from Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, 1984. He holds an MSc degree on European Economics and Finance from Loughborough University of Technology, UK (1995) and a PhD degree in Finance, Exeter University (2000). Upon completing his PhD research, he joined to the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA) the supervisory body for Turkish banking system in 2000, and worked there as a deputy head of department of risk management; research department. He then returned to Central Bank in 2005 after serving five- year at the BRSA. He left the Central Bank of Turkey at 2010 for academic life. He also taught as a part-time lecturer at the Financial Mathematics Department of the Institute of Applied Mathematics in Middle East Technical University.