He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Business Administration in the United States and then received his Ph.D. from Istanbul University. Kılıç, who participated in various certification and training programs in countries such as Japan, USA, and Spain, worked in various sectors in Istanbul, Washington, and Moscow. Most lately, Kılıç worked at Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Exchange and effective as of 22 October 2018 he started working as the General Manager of Istanbul CVB. He has published many national and international articles and he has also published a book.