Hale Ökmen Ataklı graduated from Istanbul Technical University Aerospace Engineering and received a master's degree on management engineering. Ataklı continues an undergraduate program in the field of child development.
Ataklı started her career in the field of human resources at Anadolu Endüstri Holding in 1999 and worked at Koç Information Technologies Group between 2002-2005. She assumed senior management roles in human resources at Danone Tikveşli Gıda between 2005-2007, at SHAYA between 2007-2011 and at HSBC between 2011-2017. In addition to her management posts in corporate companies, Ataklı also supported institutions as a freelance consultant in the field of human resources. Ataklı has more than twenty years of human resources management experience in different sectors including finance, technology and retail. In addition to her senior management responsibilities in international organization, she contributed to the change and development journeys of institutions as a consultant and executive coach.