Adnan was born in Ankara, Turkiye. He studied Mechanical Engineering in Bogazici University in Istanbul and graduated with BSc. Later he graduated from Istanbul University with a Master of Business Administration degree. His first job was at a large commercial bank where he started after a 10 months Management Training program.
In 1991 he decided to leave the finance sector and founded an engineering company in Ankara. His company Trimetal Engineering was designing and building pre-engineered buildings. The company grew quickly to 60 employees and completed many projects.
Adnan and his wife Elif immigrated to Canada in 2006 for their two sons’ educational purposes. He again founded an engineering company in Oakville, Ontario which designs buildings and renewable energy projects which is still very active.
Adnan had a childhood dream of becoming a farmer as his ancestors tended vineyards in Turkiye for centuries. He purchased a fallow 60 acres land in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and became a viticulturist and winemaker. Icellars recently became a Net Energy Zero winery. Their farm is Certified Organic and Certified Sustainable.