Soner Altas was born in 1976. He started his career at the Ministry of Industry and Trade as an assistant inspector in 2000. He was promoted to Chief Inspector in 2010. He has been working as a chief inspector (auditor) at the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology since 2011.
He earned his Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from the University of Tennessee, United States in 2007. Upon his nomination by the University of Tennessee he was chosen as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society in 2007.
Altas is the author of many books written on Turkish Commercial Code, joint stock companies, limited liability companies, audit of companies, etc. Also, he has many articles on company law published by various peer-reviewed journals and economy newspapers such as Dunya. Altas is married and has two children.