Serhat Yanik, who has graduated from the Public Administration Department of the Faculty of Political Sciences of Istanbul University in 1991, completed his master's degree at the Business Administration Department of the said university in 1994, and the doctorate program at the Business Administration Department in 2000, at the said university.

Mr. Yanik, who has initiated his career by holding an office at the Ministry of Finance in 1991, served as a Research Associate at the Faculty of Political Sciences of Istanbul University in 1992, and as a Ph.Degree Holding Research Associate at the said university in 2000, and as an Assistant Professor in 2001 again at the said university.

Mr. Yanik, who acted as a Visiting Researcher at the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for a period of six months in 1999 for the purpose of carrying out researches in the field of insurance, has received the title of Associate Professor in 2008, and the title of Professor in 2016.

Serhat Yanik, who currently serves as the Head of the Department of Accounting Finance of the Department of Business Administration of the Faculty of Political Sciences of Istanbul University, and as a the Member of the Crowd Funding Application and Research Center, and as the Member of the Governing Board of the Turkish Accounting Specialists' Society, and as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Internal Auditing-Turkey, lectures at various universities and organizations in respect of Accounting, Finance, Auditing and Insurance.

Mr. Yanik, who also holds a Public Accountant and Financial Advisor License (PAFA) and the Independent Auditor's Certificate issued by the Public Oversight and Accounting Standards Authority, started to hold office as the Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Gunes Sigorta as of June 25, 2019. Mr. Yanik has a good command of English.