Ömer Barış Gökpınar studied Business Administration at Bogazici University. He completed his MBA at State University of West Georgia. He worked in various leadership positions in departments such as brand management, marketing and marketing communications at P&G, Vodafone and Turkcell
He began his career as a Marketing Expert at Worldspan in 1998. He worked as Senior Assistant Brand Manager at P&G between 2000-2004. He worked as the Brand Director at Alametifarika and Brand Group Director at TBWA / Istanbul before joining Vodafone in 2009, where he served as the Brand Strategy Senior Manager. Between 2012-2015, he worked at Turkcell, first as the Marketing Communications Senior Manager and then as the Director of Marketing Communcation. Since 2016, Gokpinar has been the Vice President of Corporate Brand at Samsung Electronics.