Born in Ankara in 1971. Graduated from the Statistics Department of the Faculty of Sciences and Literature of the Middle East Technical University. Completed his Masters Degree from the Management Department of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of the same university. Arslan began his career at Ziraat Bank in 1995. Served as manager at several private sector banks between 1998-2004. Between 2004-2012 he worked at Halkbank as Head of Section, Head of Department and Assistant CEO as well as the CEO of Arab Turkish Bank. He continued his career as the Deputy CEO responsible from Financial Management from March 2012; as Deputy CEO responsible from International Banking and Partnerships from January 2013 and as Deputy CEO responsible from the Management of Information Technologies from August 2014 onwards, all with the Ziraat Bank. Osman Arslan served as the founding CEO of Ziraat Participation Bank between February 2015 and June 2017 and since 8 June 2017 he serves as the CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Halkbank.