He was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1969. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Sakarya Faculty of Engineering Department of Industrial Engineering in 1993. He completed his Master’s Degree at Sakarya University, Department of Business in 1995 and received his Ph.D. from Department of Management and Organization in 1998. He started his academic career as Research Assistant in Department of Business at Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Sakarya University in 1994. In the Department of Business at Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Gaziosmanpaşa University, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor in 2001, Associate Professor in 2005 and Professor in 2010. He has been Professor in Department of Business at Faculty of Business, Sakarya University since 2011.
Prof. Dr. Kadir Ardıç who has been serving as General Secretary since February 2013 is married and has three children.