Born in Gaziantep, Kalyoncu completed his primary and secondary education in Istanbul and graduated from Ümraniye Anadolu High School. He participated in an academic program organized by Oxford Üniversitesi St.Hugh’s College when he was starting the final year of his high school education. He was the first Turkish student accepted to this program. During this period, he carried out academic research on Renaissance architecture.
While completing the university at the Department of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University, he was a visiting student at Architectural Association and Illinois Institute of Technology universities during this period.
The meeting of Kalyoncu with his business life took place during his undergraduate education. While carrying out his responsibilities in educational life and non-governmental organizations, he also worked as an intern at architectural offices and construction companies. After finishing the university, he worked at different stages in the affiliates of Kalyon Holding.
Continuing his academic development with his studies, Kalyoncu participated in programs at international universities. He completed Negotiation at Harvard University, Entrepreneurship at Babson College and Corporate Diplomacy at Tufts University.
By not limiting his education to his business life, he crowned his interest in music and his piano talent with the London School of Music certificate.
In addition to his business life, Kalyoncu has been closely involved with non-governmental organizations since his university years. Kalyoncu, who is Member of the Board of Trustees of Gaziantep Education and Service Foundation that is founding foundation of Hasan Kalyoncu University, and he is the Chairman of Turkey Design Council and also the President of Association of Real Estate Investment Companies.
Kalyoncu, who thinks family is greatest treasure, is married and has two children
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