Oral Erdogan is currently professor of finance at the Istanbul Bilgi University. He is also an advisor to the Minister of Transport, Shipping and Maritime Affairs and Communications of Turkey, and an advisor to the Chairman of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping.
His areas of expertise include financial markets, investment analysis, transport economics and specifically maritime markets.
He worked as a chief engineer in Turkish Maritime Organization and as a research executive in the Istanbul Stock Exchange before joining the University in 2001. His BSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, MS and PhD in Management Engineering are all from Istanbul Technical University.