Meral Kurdaş graduated from Bosphorus University Business Administration Department in 1985, attained her Executive MBA at Manchester Business School and her Executive MIS at Bosphorus University in 2001. She started her career in 1985 as Management Trainee at Interbank, worked at Garanti Yatırım as Assistant General Manager of markting and private banking department between the years 1994-1997. During 1997-2000 she worked as Head of Corporate Marketing at Yapı Kredi Bank. She joined Sabancı Group in 2002 and worked as General Manager of Ak Pension until 2007. After the merger of Ak Pension and Aviva Life and Pension, she has worked as General Manager of Avivasa since October 31st, 2007. As of January 1st 2017, she has been working as Human Resources Group President at Sabancı Holding.