Civan Sözkesen graduated from Izmir American High School and completed his undergraduate degree in Production Systems and Industrial Engineering in Sabancı University. In 2008, he completed “Cross Border Innovation” from Harvard University and persuasion and hypnose techniques training from Richard Bandler. In 2009, he was assigned as Vice President of Funika Holding and associated companies. As a Pioneer in establishment in Denizli, Funika Holding operates in textile with fabric dye factory and water treatment plant and in software development with mobile application and game development studios. At the same time, he is a partner in Partner Republic (expert company in big data analysis), Palm (electric scooter company) and Nappo Pizza Restaurants chain (the only Italian certified restaurant chain) and has investments in american ventures (Applovin and Coursera) through American funds. Civan Sözkesen serves as TAİDER Family Business Association Executive Board Member and Habitat Association Vice Chair.