Hasan was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied foreign languages at high school, did his BA at the English Translation and Interpretation Department of Istanbul University. Hasan also has a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate from the same university. After working as a freelance and in-house translator in Turkey, he moved to the US in 2007. Hasan finished his MBA with Information Technologies concentration at Goldey Beacom College in 2009.
Hasan moved back to Istanbul in 2013, got married and opened the Turkey office of a US-based multilingual translation agency. He served the industry as a translator, editor, proofreader, English language teacher, translation project manager, translation department director, and translation agency managing partner.
Hasan loves skiing, riding his motorcycle, vintage goods of any kind, going to the gym, watching and playing soccer, wrestling with his newborn son, and discussing translation industry with his wife who is a translation professor.