He has graduated from the Robert College (Istanbul), received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Marmara University and his master's degree from Koç University. Worked as a consultant at AB Consulting and Investment Services. Then continues as the director of the ARI Movement, a Turkish NGO promoting participatory democracy. Later Ünlühisarcikli was the manager of the Resource Development Department of the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey. Now Özgür Ünlühisarcikli is the director of GMF's office in Ankara.