Sumru Oz is a graduate of Bogazici University Electrical Engineering Department. She got an MA degree in Economics from the same university in 1991. After working for 14 years as a telecommunications software design and test engineer in Türkiye, Spain, Belgium, and Germany for Alcatel, she returned to economics and completed her PhD at Marmara University in 2005. She worked as a project specialist at TUSIAD-Sabanci University Competitiveness Forum, where she conducted research on competitiveness and prepared reports on Türkiye, China, India, and Korea, organized conferences on these countries, and maintained the database on Türkiye’s export competitiveness as well as benchmarking Türkiye’s competitiveness in general (2006-2009).

Sumru Oz has joined the Economic Research Forum in April 2009.