Irfan Önal, born in 1971 in Izmir, studied Public Administration at Ankara University and graduated in 1994. In 1995 Önal was appointed as Assistant Inspector of the Ministry of Culture and in 2006 Önal was appointed as Head Inspector at the Ministry of Culture and Tourısm. In 2007, Önal became the Culture and Tourism Attache to London. Önal has been Director General of Promotion fort he Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkish Republic. Önal is married with one child.