Atilla graduated from Civil Aviation & Transportation Management program. After finishing his university, he completed his MBA degree at Istanbul University. He also successfully completed the Harvard Business School, AMP program. He joined Çelebi in 1993 and since then took several operational and executive roles within the group.
After his tenure at Çelebi Hungary as a Managing Director, he became back in Turkey as Ground Handling and Business Development President for Çelebi Aviation Holding in 2010. Currently, he is serving as President for Ground Handling & Cargo (EMEA) and an executive director for the group companies and Chairman for ASA - Airport Services Association.