Mehmet T. Nane started his career in 1988. After holding positions in various business units at the Türkiye Emlak Bankası, Demirbank and Demir Invest until 1997, respectively; he held roles including Vice President of the Strategic Planning and Project Development department, Director of the Retail Group and General Secretary of Sabancı Holding within the Sabancı Group, which he joined in 1997, until 2005. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Teknosa between 2000 and 2005, CEO of Teknosa between 2005 and 2013 and CEO of CarrefourSA between 2013 and 2016. Mehmet T. Nane, who transferred to Pegasus Airlines in March 2016 and served as CEO for 6 years, continued his duty as Vice-Chairperson of the Board & Managing Director of the company as between March 2022-March 2023. Mehmet T. Nane has been working as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Pegasus Airlines as of 30 March 2023.
Mehmet T. Nane graduated from Boğaziçi University, department of International Relations, in Istanbul, in 1990. In 1993, Mehmet T. Nane received a full scholarship for his graduate degree from the department of International Banking and Finance at Heriot Watt University in Scotland. He also completed the Harvard Business School Executive Management Program in 2013.
Mehmet T. Nane has served as Chair of the Board of Governors and Chair Committee of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Founding Chairman of Asia Pacific Retailers Federation (FAPRA), Founding Chairman of the Turkish Federation of Shopping Centers and Retailers (TAMPF), Food Retailers Association (GPD) and Chain Stores Association (ZMD), Board Member of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Retail Council, Chairman of the Board of the SEV Health and Education Foundation, and Chairman of the Association of the Harvard Business School Turkish Alumni Association. He currently holds the following positions in various Non-Governmental Organisations:, Member of the Chair Committee of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Chairman of the Board of the Turkish Private Aviation Enterprises Association (TÖSHİD), Vice President of Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Civil Aviation Council, Vice President of Turkish Tourism Investors Association (TTYD), Member of the Board of Trustees and Board Member of the TOBB GS1 Turkey Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees of the SEV Health and Education Foundation and Member of the Board of Trustees, Board Member of the Boğaziçi University Foundation.
Mehmet T. Nane is a Founding Member of the Yanındayız Association and Women in Technology Association (WTECH), and he joined the PWN Equality Ambassadors as a part of the Manifesto of Gender Equality Supporting CEOs by Professional Women Network (PWN) Istanbul.
Mehmet T. Nane is married with 2 children.