Born in 1955, Sedat Birol completed his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering of Aachen University in Germany and his master’s degree in Organic Chemistry at Florida Atlantic University.
Before joining the Eczacıbaşı Group in 1990, Birol worked respectively at Bayer Türk, Process Products (USA) and ICC Chemicals (USA).
At Eczacıbaşı, Birol has served as General Manager of Eczacıbaşı Fine Chemical Products (1990-1994), General Manager of Eczacıbaşı-Baxter Hospital Supply (1994-2001), and General Manager of Eczacıbaşı Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing (2001-2004), Executive Vice President in charge of Healthcare (2004-2016). Birol was appointed Vice President in charge of Corporate Communications in April 2016 and retired from Eczacıbaşı Group by October 2017.
Sedat Birol has been a member of ISO and Executive Board Member of the Turkish American Business Council (TAIK) for many years representing Eczcıbaşı. Birol is still a Board Member of TAIK.
Birol has received his Coaching Certificate after his retirement. Since then he has been active in consulting, giving seminars, coaching and acting as a mentor.
Birol is married and has a doughter.