Born in 1939, Zeki Celep graduated from the Gazi Institute of Education and Ankara University Faculty of Law. Between 1966 and1972 he worked for Işık Kitabevi and Sabah Gazetesi as a director. Between 1972 and 1988, he established İtimat İnşaat Ltd. Şti. and Antalya İmar Ltd. Şti. and completed the constructions of the Antalya Provincial Bank, Regional Office Complex, Antalya Airport, and also several other construction projects abroad. He currently serves as General Manager of the Construction Group and Executive Board Member in Charge of Construction at İhlas Holding A.Ş.