Ecertaş was born in 1987 in Bursa Inegöl and graduated from Kartal Anatolian Imam Hatip High School in 2004. In 2009, he graduated from Beykent University, Department of Business Administration as a valedictorian. After receiving his undergraduate education, He did his Master’s degree in Marketing Communications at Emerson College in Boston as a Fulbright scholar. After working as a research assistant at MIT / Sloan School of Management, he continues his PHD in the field of Organizational Development and HR Management at Gebze Technical University. Between 2011 and 2019, he served as Corporate Development Manager and Board Member at Çilek, a leading children furniture brand. Between 2015-2017, He was also a founding partner of Mental HR, which operates in the field of Human Resources and Management Consultancy. He took part in “HR System Design, Performance Management Systems, Total Rewards Model, Strategic Planning, Talent Management, HR Digital Transformation and other Organizational Development” projects in many domestic and abroad organizations. He was one of the founders of Eurasia Invest, an international investment consultancy company, in 2018 and is still a member of the Board of Directors. Ecertaş, who has been involved in civil society and youth studies since his secondary education years, assumed important responsibilities at various levels from the Provincial Organization to the Headquarters in the AK Party Youth Branches in 2012-2018. He still continues to volunteer in various youth-related NGOs. Melih Ecertaş is fluent in English, intermediate in German and Arabic. He is married and has two children.