Selda Seçkinler was born in 1971. She earned her degree in public administration from the Middle East Technical University in 1993 and graduated from Koç University's e-MBA in 2012. She also attended the Productivity in Business (1998) programme at Loughborough University (London) and Executive Coaching (2005-2007) programme at the Academy of Executive Coaching (London).
Seçkinler worked as an Inspector at Yapı Kredi Bank between 1993 and 1998, Human Resources Manager at EGS Bank between 1998 and 2002, Human Resources Manager at Aksa Akrilik A.Ş. between 2002 and 2008, and Head of Human Resources at Kibar Holding between 2008 and 2011. From 2011 to 2016, Seçkinler served as the Assistant General Manager for Business Support Units at Posco Assan TST A.Ş. and then joined Kale Group in November 2016.
Selda Seçkinler is married with one child and speaks fluent English.