Bülent Hiçsönmez was born in 1969 in Ankara. He attended Tevfik Fikret High School and graduated from METU with a degree in the department of Electronics Engineering. Hiçsönmez holds a master’s degree in electronics engineering obtained in the USA and a master’s degree in business administration obtained from he UK.  Hiçsönmez worked at Digital Equipment and Sun Microsystems. Whislt at Sun Microsystems he sevred as the General Manager for the Egypt, Levant and North Africa Region. Hiçsönmez has been pursuing his duty at Google as the Google Turkey Country Director since 2007.

Bülent Hiçsönmez speaks English, is married and has one child.