(1972) Ali Polat was born in Elbistan, Kahramanmaraş. He was graduated from İstanbul University Department of Public Finance in 1997. He completed his MA degree at Marmara University Banking and Insurance Institute in 2000, and his Ph.D. at the same Institute in 2007. As he was studying his MA and Ph.D., he worked at the foreign transactions and international banking departments in Faisal Finans Kurumu A.Ş, Family Finans Kurumu A.Ş and Türkiye Finans Kurumu A.Ş. During his banking career, he worked at Finance Department in F-Secure in 2001, a global security software company in San Jose, California. In 2009, he had a break in his 9 years banking career and started to work as Assistant Professor in Management Faculty at the King Saud University at the same year. Between April 2009 and August 2014, he lectured in banking and finance for bachelor and graduate degrees and researched in these topics. He has published articles in national and international journals and copyright books. As of September 2014, he was assigned as Principal Consultant of Prime Ministry and still occupies the same position. He is married and has 3 children. He speaks English.