He was born in 1961 in Trabzon. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of International Relations. He completed his Master's and doctoral studies in England and Turkey. His Master's thesis is on” European Union Environmental Management “ and his doctoral thesis is on” management of Global Enterprises". In 2000, he became an Associate Professor of Management Science. He became Prefect in 1987 and served in various districts until 1995. Between 1995 and 2000, he served as the head of the Department and Deputy Director General in the Directorate General of local administrations of the Ministry of Interior. In addition to these duties, he served as the National Secretary of the Turkish delegation representing Turkey at the local and regional governments Congress of the Council of Europe from 1995-2000. In the same years, he was a delegate to the Congress in Turkey in his expertise on local government, per cross-border cooperation, and in the local and regional democracy Committee (CDLR), which is the top Committee. For two years in 1999-2000, he held the position of chairman of this committee. During this period, he served as copywriter and consultant for television programs consisting of 26 episodes under the names” community of the future “and” community of knowledge". He also contributed or presented papers as a participant to more than forty official and scientific meetings in national and international fields. He served as governor of Nevşehir in 2000-2001, as General Secretary of TOBB in 2002, and as governor of Yalova from 2003-2011. He has been governor of the Centre since 2011. Since 2012, he has taught part-time at Başkent University and TOBB-ETU, international organizations, international firms, International Entrepreneurship, Environmental policies and European Union political history. In the 2018-2019 academic year fine Period, "Public Administration" and "Administrative Judiciary" courses were given in Istinye University, Faculty of economic and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. Yusuf ERBAY, who speaks English and French, has 29 articles and 5 books published on various topics, including local governments, the environment and globalization.