Osman Akyüz was born in Trabzon in 1954. He obtained his degree from the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University. He commenced his professional career in 1978 as a Tax Inspector at the Ministry of Finance. He was then transferred to Sezai Türkeş- Fevzi Akkaya Group (STFA) as an Auditor and Financial Consultant in 1983. In 1985, he started working as the Manager of Financial and Administrative Affairs in Albaraka Türk Participation Bank. He served as Manager and Deputy General Manager at various levels before becoming General Manager of the Bank in 1996. Retiring from Albaraka Türk in 2002, Mr. Akyüz served as a member of the Board of Directors at the same bank until July 2018, and as the Vice-Chairman of the Board between July 2018 and March 2020. Mr. Akyüz is also Board Member of EYG Real Estate Portfolio Management Inc and Member of the Board of Trustees at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University. Mr. Akyüz has been Secretary General of the Participation Banks Association of Turkey since 2002.