Murat Ağırnaslı was born in 1955 in Ankara, Turkey. He graduated from TED Ankara Kolej (A junior hight school and high school). He completed his undergraduate studies in Business Administration at the Bosporus University (Bogazici Universitesi) in Istanbul in 1979. That year he was admitted to the MBA program at the University of Richmond. He graduated from University of Richmond in 1981 with an MBA degree.

In 1983, he started an export trading company, Apparel Trading International, Inc. (ATI) in New York, where he currently serves as the CEO. ATI is a major off-price wholesaler and liquidator. For twenty five years, ATI has been involved in liquidations of excess inventories and has structured and executed financial partnerships in the garment industry.

Murat is also the president of Agime Group LLC, a New York Limited Liability Corporation that is involved in structuring start up ventures and investments predominantly in real estate business. He served as a member of the board and as the President of Turkish-American Business Forum. He is married and has a son.