Şenol Duman was born in Karapınar-Konya in 1968. He earned his BA degree from Ankara University, School of Political Sciences, Department of Public Administration in 1990. He received an MA degree in Public Management from the Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz School of Public Policy and Management; and a Ph D degree in Public Policy and International Relations from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. After returning to Turkey in 2003, he worked as an Assistant Professor and Associate Dean at Atılım University, School of Business until 2004.
He worked as Chief Marketing Officer in charge of sales and marketing at Türksat A.Ş., Government Satellite Company between 2004 and 2008. He was a Member of the Board in Eurasiasat S.A. in Monaco during the same period. In 2008, he became a partner of Aeroturq A.Ş., an enterprise operating in the satellite telecommunications, aviation, and defense industries where he worked for 3 years as General Manager and Board Member. In 2011, he became the founding partner and General Manager of another enterprise, SM5 A.Ş., a high-tech venture company. He was a Board Member of Raintrade Petrokimya A.Ş. between April 2015 and April 2016. He was as the General Coordinator of the D8 Fertilizer Association an International Organization where Şenol Duman represented Turkey in the Association’s annual meetings in the year of 2015 and 2016. He has been serving as an Independent Board Member of the Turkish Growth and Innovation Fund (TGIF) since April 2015. In January 2015, he went back to his professional career, assuming the role of Deputy Director General responsible for the supply chain at Gübretaş A.Ş., where he left in September 2016 to join Borsa İstanbul as Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer.
Şenol Duman speaks English. He is married with two children.