Tayfun Parpucu was born in Istanbul in 1955. After graduating in business administration from Marmara University in 1977, Parpucu pursued his graduate studies in business administration at Exeter University between 1977 and 1978. Parpucu started working at Kaleseramik's Insulator Division in Çan in the field of work analyses. From 1979 onwards, Parpucu assumed various roles in Kaleseramik including planning, financing, investments and procurement, and was appointed as the General Coordinator for Procurement and Investments at Kale Group Companies. Parpucu is also a member of DEIK's Turkey-Spain Business Council. Parpucu is married and speaks English.