Arda Batu completed his high school education at The Browning High School, he then studied consecutively at New York University and Bosphorus University’s department of Political Science and International Relations. He completed his internship at the European Parliament and attained his MA degree from Marmara University European Studies Institute. Arda Batu's career began in 2004 at Yeditepe University’s Political Science & International Relations Department where he served as a research assistant. He transitioned to the corporate sector when he joined HB Consultancy Group in 2007 whilst continuing his affiliation with the university as a research assistant and lecturer. His keen interests in government relations and strategic communications led him to Istanbul-based regional corporate communications firm, StratejiCo. He joined Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation on June 2014 where he manages, promotes and advances the Confederation’s strategic interests.
Arda Batu serves as an independent board member at Federal Mogul Izmit Piston, a subsidiary of Tenecco Powertrain in Turkey. In addition he is on the executive board of Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), High Council Member of Human Development Foundation, and the editorial board of Turkish Policy Quarterly.