Bahadır Balkır was born in 1964 and studied at the French high school Saint Michel. In 1988 graduated from the Industrial Engineering department of Istanbul Bosphorus University. Bahadır Balkır speaks French, English, Spanish, German and very few Russian.
In 1989-1990 he worked in Chile as an industrial engineer in Arauco, which is the biggest wood industry group of South America.
Starting from 1985 Balkır family represented Arauco in Turkey. Between 1991-1999 Bahadır Balkır worked in various companies of Balkır family around the World. He was responsible from the importation of wooden raw material into Turkey. He managed the operations in Chile as well as in United States, South Africa, New Zealand, Scandinavian countries and Russia. In 1999 he established Balorman and as of today he is the chairman of the board of directors of Balorman. Balorman manufactures wooden and plastic components for home appliance industry and also provides wooden pallet services to various sectors.
He has been the president of Beysad (White Good Suppliers’ Associations) between 2010-2016.
Bahadır Balkır is also active in the managemenet teams of the Turkish Wooden Products Manufacturers Association (TORİD) and the European Pallet and Packaging Confederation (FEFPEB). He is a board member of TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) and chairman of the Chilean business council at DEİK (Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey).
His favorite sports are skiing and boxing. He listens latin and all other versions of jazz music.