Having graduated from Delaware University Department of Business Administration in 1992, Tan Egeli got his master's degree (MSIA) from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper Business School.
After starting his career in 1994 at Citibank, Egeli served as a senior executive at establishments of Citicorp Securities, İnter Yatırım Securities and BSI Bayındır Securities in that order between 1996 and 2001 especially as responsible for international capital markets and asset management. After leaving BSI Bayındır Securities where he served as a Board of Directors Member and General Manager between 1998 and 2001, he lay the foundations for Egeli & Co. Financial Services Group by founding Egeli Consulting in 2002.
In result of the partnership he established in 2007 with British Ashmore Group which is known for its investments in developing markets, in 2008 Egeli founded Ashmore Asset Management, the first asset management company operating in Turkey with independent foreign capital. Until 2009 he served as CEO at Ashmore Turkey and Chairman of the Board at the subsidiaries of the Company.
While serving as General Manager at Egeli & Co. Asset Management, Tan Egeli also serves at Egeli & Co. Group companies Egeli & Co. Agriculture Investment Trust, Egeli & Co. Investment Trust, Egeli & Co. Corporate Support Services, Egeli & Co. Financial Investments, Batı Agriculture, EGC Energy and Simya Agriculture Investments as Chairman of the Board and as Board of Directors Member at İstanbul Erkek Liseliler Foundation. Tan Egeli speaks German and English and holds Capital Markets Board Advanced Level and Derivatives Licenses.