Nuri Has was born in 1972 in Istanbul.

He attended İlhami Ahmet Örnekal Primary School in Istanbul, and went on to graduate from the Kalamış Private High School. At Georgetown University and the American University in Washington D.C. he studied English and management, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Management at Kadir Has University’s Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.

He launched his professional career in 1994 at the Has Automotive Sales and Manufacturing Corporation, and in 2003 was appointed to the position of general directorate. In 2007 he was promoted to the board of directors.

Nuri Has, has been taken posts at Kadir Has Foundation, which was established in 1992. He has consecutively been appointed as the assistant Foundation Director and Foundation Director. Later in 1999 ,he was elected as a member of the board of trustees. Acting as a the chair of Kadir Has Foundation for one period, Nuri Has is still the deputy chair of the Foundation.

In 2004, Has was elected as a member of the board of trustees of Kadir Has University. Between the years 2007-2011 he acted as the chair of board of trustees and between 2011 and 2015 carried the post of deputy chair of board of trustees. As of July 1st, 2015, he is once more the chair of board of trustees at Kadir Has University.

Nuri Has speaks English, and he is married and the father of two children.