Born in 1971 in Ankara, he graduated from Australian High School. He studied Electric Engineering at Vienna Technical University. He completed the Graduate Program on General Management at Harvard Business School.
He began his career in IT in 1995. In 2002, he estabished a startup for the gaming industry, Avaturk. Between 2005-2012 he served as the founding partner and managing director for Nintendo Turkey. In March 2012, he founded Riot Games Turkey. Until April, 2017 he served as the Country Manager of Riot Games Turkey. He then transferred to the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles to serve as the Director of Emerging Markets. Hasan Colakoglu is responsible for Riot Games’s activities in Turkey, Middle East, India, Brazil, and Latin America.