After studying Industrial Engineering, he received his MBA from Kennesaw State University and his MA in Public Policy from Georgia State University. During this time, he started his professional career as a process development engineer at Assurant Solutions, which is one of the Fortune 500 companies. After working as a Coordinator at Kuehne Nagel, he returned to Turkey and founded the innovation consultancy firm QGroup. He managed the strategic planning processes at TUBITAK and designed the institution's innovation management processes. He worked with the Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV) on the development of innovative tools.
He has provided consultancy and training to many companies such as Halk Bank, TRT Belgesel, TTGV, Uludağ Beverage, Telateks A.Ş., Turkcell Global Bilgi, Havelsan, Eczacıbaşı Vitra, and others. Strategic Opportunity Canvas, Strategy Map, Strategic Business Model Design, Strategic Innovation Canvas, S-BUD, S3M-i (Strategic Management Maturity Model), and many other tools, methods, and models for innovation developed by Demir, whose portfolio includes many organizations from SMEs to multinational companies, from public institutions to non-governmental organizations.
Ferhat Demir teaches part-time communication and innovation courses at the Global Business School Barcelona and Bilgi University. He takes part in research projects at the Prague University of Economics, teaches entrepreneurship and innovation courses, and also continues his doctoral studies. He regularly writes innovation-oriented articles in Dünya Newspaper and Harvard Business Review.