Mr. Baran was born in Siirt, Turkey, in 1960. In 1981, he started his business life with 'Dost Boya Construction and Automotive Industry and Trade Inc.' where activities in construction and paint materials sector had been carried out.
In 2004 local elections, he was elected to the Assembly of the Municipality of Altındağ Provice and re-elected for a consecutive term in 2009.
Mr. Gürsel BARAN has been a member of ACC Assembly since 1999, and has been activly involve in ACC functions such as ACC Committee (1999-2000), ACC Specialization Commission (2000-2008), ACC Price Estimation Commission (2002-2009) and Chairman of ACC Accounts Review Commission (2003- 2016).
In the mid-term election of Ankara Chamber of Commerce taken place in December 2016, he took charge of the post as Chairman of the Board. Besides being the Chairman of the Board of ACC, he is also a member of the Board of Credit Guarantee Fund.
He is an active member of Siirt Education Culture and Aid Foundation along with the Installation and Construction Industry Supplies Association (TIMKODER).
He is married and father of three children.