He was born in Edirne in 1964. He attended İstanbul Erkek Lisesi and Faculty of Engineering at Bosphorus University, where he studied Industrial Engineering. After 1 year AIESEC training program in Switzerland, he obtained his BSc Industrial Engineering degree in 1990. Gürhan Çoban started his career as production engineer in the Bus Production Plant of Mercedez Benz Türk A.Ş. in İstanbul and worked in various management positions between 1991-2011. At July 2011 Gürhan Çoban joined Türk DemirDöküm Fabrikaları A.Ş. as Production Director and he is assigned as Board Member from February 2014 on. He is married and has two children.