Born in Istanbul in 1978, Melisa Tokgoz Mutlu graduated from Koc University, Department of Psychology. Having started her business life as a manager at Cherry Valley Food Industry in 1998, Mutlu is still working as the General Manager of the mentioned company. Additionally, Mutlu, who is also a Senior Manager in the Futem Representation Company, has been the Chairman of Sector Council of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Products since 2012. Ms. Tokgoz is also board member of Turkish Exporters Assembly and Turkish Exporters Assembly Women's Council. As a women entrepreneur, she created the brand "Accract" and produces and exports silver, marble and glass objects under this brand. Mutlu is married with 2 children.