Born in Denizli in 1974, Himmet Karadağ graduated from Antalya High School in 1991. He entered Gazi University Department of Public Administration the same year and graduated in 1995. He earned his MBA degree from the University of Exeter, Business School in 2010.
Himmet Karadağ started his career in 1998 as Assistant Revenue Expert at Ministry of Finance Revenue Administration. He worked at the Tax Inspector Board (formerly Account Experts Board) of Ministry of Finance as Assistant Tax Inspector (formerly assistant account expert) between 1999 and 2002 and as Tax Inspector (formerly account expert) between 2002 and 2005. He served as Official Advisor to the Commissioner at the Revenue Administration between 2005 and 2006 and as Official Advisor to the Minister of Finance between 2006 and 2008. During the years 2009-2011, Karadağ worked at the Tax Inspector Board (formerly Account Experts Board) of Ministry of Finance as Senior Tax Inspector (formerly senior account expert) and Deputy Head of Group. Then, he worked as Head of Department at Ministry of Finance General Directorate of Revenue Policies in 2011 and 2012.
Himmet Karadağ assumed the position of Board Member of the Capital Markets Board in 2012 and became the Deputy Chairman of the Board in January 2016. Appointed as Borsa İstanbul Chairman of the Board on April 1, 2016, Himmet Karadağ was elected as Board member of Türkiye Wealth Fund on January 19, 2017. He was appointed as Türkiye Wealth Fund Acting Chairman of the Board on September 8, 2017. He is married with four children.