Born in İzmir in 1974, Kivanc graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a BS in Management Engineering and Columbia Business School with an MBA. Kıvanç started his career at UBS in Switzerland. He worked as a consultant in AT Kearney and as a Director of Business Transformation & Strategy at American Express before returning to Turkey in 2008 to lead a team of consultants on strategy in finance, telecoms and consumer practices at Deloitte İstanbul as a Senior Manager.
In 2010, the global leader in payment systems, PayPal expanded its business and opened its Istanbul office. Kıvanç Onan was appointed as the Country Director. Today he is still leading PayPal’s operations with a broader responsibility as the Middle East and North Africa Regional Director, which covers 22 countries, including Turkey, as of 2014. Kıvanç is also a member to AIESEC Board of Advisors, Board of ETICAD (E-Commerce Sites’ and Operators’ Association), Board of ODED (E-money and Payments Association) and Young Society Leaders of Turkish American Society.