Gulldem is the former Director of Research and Strategy at Egeli&Co. Asset Management in Istanbul. She also served as Turkey economist for broker UniCredit Menkul Değerler A.Ş., chief economist at Ekspres Invest and as economist at Raymond James Securities. Guldem has an MA in economics from Hacettepe University in Ankara,. She is a visiting staff member at a private university in Turkey, lecturing on the Turkish Economy. She is also a columnist for eco-political news web site; www.paraanaliz.com. She is married with one daughter.