He was born in Ankara (1976). After finishing Ankara Mimar Kemal High School, he graduated from Selçuk University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Civil Engineering (1999). He did masters degree in the field of Urban Transformation (2017).
He worked in various private sector companies, doing business activities in the field of construction sector (1999-2005).
He held the office as a Specialist in TOKİ Ankara – Directorate of Application (2005-2006)
He was assigned to carry out his duty in TOKİ İstanbul Directorate of Application – Department of Application Branch in European Side (2006-2009).
He fulfilled his duties as the Board Member in the Directorate General of Emlak Konut GYO AŞ, which is affiliated to T.R. Housing Development Administration (2009-2018 July).
As the first Minister of Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change in the new Cabinet, Murat Kurum is married and the father of 3.