Following a bachelor's degree at Economy and Mechanical Engineering Departments of Texas University, Hakan Bulgurlu completed the joint MBA program at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
He started his professional life in Ram Foreign Trade Inc. in 1995. He worked as the Sales Manager in Ram Pacific until 1996. He worked as the Far East representative of Arçelik, Beko Elektronik, Atılım A.Ş. and Beko Ticaret from 1996 to 2000. In 2000, he was assigned as Ram Pacific General Manager. He worked as Arcelik-LG Air-Conditioner General Manager between 2007-2010. He served as the Deputy General Manager Responsible for Sales in Arcelik A.S. Europe, USA, Asia-Pacific in 2010. Hakan Bulgurlu was assigned as Arcelik A.S. General Manager as of February 17, 2015. Bulgurlu is a Board Member of Foreign Trade Association of Turkey (TURKTRADE), Founding Chairman of Turkey - Hong Kong Business Council organized under Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) and Executive Board Member of European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (APPLiA).