Melih had founded AIM Property Development, launched OZ Mall brand and run as the CEO of the company between 2005 and 2014. The company was focused on developing megamalls including entertainment and other facilities in Russia. OZ Mall (220,000 m2) was awarded as the best mall in Russia in 2013 by ICSC. Melih remains as a major partner and a board member of OZ-Mall developments. Prior to his entrepreneurial activities including being an angel investor for several internet companies, Melih spent 15 years with managerial positions including country responsibilities for Coca-Cola International and Philip Morris International. Melih has an extensive working and living experience in Europe, Central Asia and Russia.
Melih holds a BA degree in Economics from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, Master of Business Administration from Woodbury University, CA, USA and Master of International Management from Thunderbird Graduate School, Arizona, USA. In addition, Melih completed Global CEO Program in IESE, Barcelona, Spain and Business Leadership Program in IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland. Melih is currently the President of Business Council of Public Forum between Turkey & Russia and serves as a board member for Summa Construction.