Serhat Yanık graduated from the Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Political Sciences at Istanbul University in 1991. Yanık later completed his MA and Ph.D. in Business Administration in 1994 and 2000, respectively, at the same university. He began his professional career at the Ministry of Finance in 1991. Yanık then worked as a Research Assistant at Istanbul University’s Political Sciences Faculty in 1992, Research Assistant Doctor in 2000, and Assistant Professor in 2001. In 1999, Serhat Yanık stayed in the UK for a period of six months as a Visiting Researcher at the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) to conduct studies in the field of insurance. He became an Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2016. Yanık is the Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance under Business Administration at Istanbul University’s Faculty of Political Sciences; Director of Istanbul University’s Crowdfunding Implementation and Research Center; Board Member at Expert Accountants’ Association of Turkey (TMUD); and Member of the Advisory Board at the Institute of Internal Auditing - Turkey. Mr. Yanık also lectures at several universities and institutions on accounting, finance, auditing, and insurance. Holding the licenses of Independent Public Accountant and Independent Auditor by the Public Oversight and Accounting Standards Institution, Yanık joined Güneş Sigorta as an Independent Board Member on June 25, 2019. He has a good command of English.