Born in Bodrum, Muğla, in 1984, Derya Mutlu received his Bachelor’s degree from the Department of International Relations of Ege University and then studied MBA first in Public Administration at Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands) and then in Humanitarian Aid (NOHA) at University College Dublin (Ireland). Since 2011, he actively works in the field of humanitarian aid. In the meantime, he has worked with several international charity organizations including Support to Life from 2011 to 2013. The countries where he worked in the field include Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Malawi, Bangladesh and Mozambique.