Graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Maritime Faculty, Deck department. After having three years sea experience last as unlimited/ocean going chief officer, decided to work ashore.  Completed his military service in short-term period, has worked for a year as Safety/ Fire-fighting/ Life Raft Sale and Operation Manager in a “service” Company. After all these working experience, worked for six years as authorized surveyor for here below classification societies and flag administrations:

BRS (Bulgarian Register of Shipping) Class Surveyor, Panama & Cook Islands Flag Surveyor, DBS Class Surveyor, Also has worked as a surveyor in an experienced and well known international company acting for insurance companies, IG clubs and underwriters for long years such as British Marine, Skuld, North of England, Ship Owners Mutual, American Club, Raets Marine, Navigators P&I.

Still working in marine sector by establishing Kozen Shipping Consultancy & Survey Company as surveyor and manager.