Kemal Ataman was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1967. After graduating from Türk Maarif Koleji in Nicosia, he went to the USA on a Fulbright scholarship where he obtained BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas and University of Southern California respectively.
Before his military service, he worked for a year as a lecturer at Eastern Mediterranean University. For the last 20 years, he has been working at Koopbank where he is now the Assistant General Manager responsible for IT and Payment Systems. Since 1992 he has been a part-time lecturer at Near East University’s computer engineering department. He also holds a MBA degree from Near East University. He is married and has a son.