Born in Rize, Yavuz Sütlüoğlu completed elementary school in Hatay Antakya and secondary and high school in Rize. He got his bachelor’s degree in Anadolu University İ.İ.B.F Business Administration in 2003. He completed his MBA in Yeditepe University. In 2003, Sütlüoğlu started his career in private sector, working in various positions in Sales in finance and FMCG companies. He also took part in project-based operations both for domestic and export markets. In 2008, Sütlüoğlu stepped into the public sector and joined Çaykur Purchasing Department. Having performed in different operations related to marketing and sales, Sütlüoğlu is now a member and Deputy Chairman of Board in Çaytaş, a Çaykur affiliate, besides leading his position in Çaykur.