Bozkurt Aran graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences in 1971 and started work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Third Secretary at the Department of Eastern Europe in 1973. Aran served as Vice Consul, at the Salzburg Consulate General; First Secretary at the Kuala Lumpur Embassy; and as Economic Counsellor at the Washington Embassy. He was appointed Consul General, Dusseldorf, Germany (1989-1993); Ambassador to Pakistan (1998-2000); Permanent Representative to UNESCO, Paris (2002-2004); and Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran (2004-2006). He also served as Permanent Representative of Turkey to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva (2007-2012).Aran chaired the Trade Policy Board, the Committee of Trade and Environment, and the Accession Working Committee of Belarus; and was a member of the Management Board of the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL). Aran is the director of the TEPAV Centre for Multilateral Trade Studies established in August 2012, Member of Board of Directors SiseCam.