Ezgi Akpınar graduated from Koç University, Economics and Business Administration in 2005. After doing her MA in Marketing at Tilburg University, Akpınar completed her PhD at Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management. She completed her doctoral studies at the Wharton Business School. After Vrije University and Koç University, she started working at Sabancı University in 2019. Akpınar has been the Director of Professional Graduate Programs at Sabancı University since September 2022.