Dr. Küçüközmen has started his official career at the Central Bank of Turkey in 1986. He was granted Jean Monnet study-award and received his MSc degree on European Economics and Finance from Loughborough University, UK in 1995. He wrote his thesis on deposit insurance. He then worked for the Deposit Insurance Department at the Central Bank of Turkey during 1996-1997. He was granted a scholarship from the Central Bank covering a two-year research in 1997. He conducted his doctoral research at the University of Exeter. He wrote his thesis on the “Distribution of Equity Returns and Implications for Value-at-Risk (VaR)” and awarded a PhD degree in 2000. He ran a banking course in the MBA program of Exeter University during his research. Upon completing his research, he joined to the BRSA the supervisory body for the Turkish banking system in 2000, shortly after its establishment and worked there as a deputy head of department of risk management. Dr Küçüközmen also taught at the FSI of BIS between 2002 and 2009.
After returning to his position in the Central Bank of Turkey, he then received the title of associate professor from the Inter-University Council, which led him to academic life after 2010. He taught as a part-time lecturer at the Financial Mathematics Department of the Institute of Applied Mathematics in Middle East Technical University, Ankara between 2001 and 2012. He also taught graduate courses in Real Estate Development at Ankara University, Faculty of Science, between 2009 and 2010. Currently, Prof. Dr. Küçüközmen is a full time lecturer at the Faculty of Business of Izmir University of Economics. He is the founding member and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Aegean Finance Association. His interests include non-financial sector risk management, risk management through data visualization, Basel-III, large data and graphic data mining, sovereign wealth funds and private equity funds, e-commerce and international business strategies.