Bahadır Balkır, born in 1964, completed his primary education in Istanbul Namık Kemal elementary school and his secondary education in French Saint Michel high school. Bahadır Balkır, who was graduated from Bogazici University Faculty of Engineering in 1988, knows French, English, Spanish and German languages.
He worked as an engineer in Arauco company, which was the biggest forest industry institution of Chilli- South America between the years of 1989-1990. Later, he assumed duties in the companies within the body of the family between the years of 1991-1999. He realized forestry products raw material importations from abroad. He organized operations in USA, S.Africa, New Zealand, Chilli, Scandinavia and Russia countries. He has realized the foundation of Balorman Company in 1999, where he is acting as president of board of directors at present.
He has been a board member of BEYSAD (White Appliances Suppliers Association) between the years of 2002-2010 and assumed the duty of the President of BEYSAD Board of Directors in the period of April 2010 – February 2016.
He is also carrying out the tasks of TUSIAD Vice President of Board of Directors, DEIK President of Chilli Business Council and DEIK America Business Councils Deputy Coordinator President.
At the same time his duties in Turkish Forestry Products Industrialists Association and European Wooden Packing Industrialists Confederation management cadres are actively continuing.
As of the date of TUSIAD General Assembly, dated February 20th, 2019, he is sustaining the Industry Policies Round Table Chairman duty.
Bahadır Balkır is married and father of two children.