Born in 1967, Hakan Göral graduated from Eskişehir Anatolian High School in 1985 and Boğaziçi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1990. He then received his MS from Marmara University, Department of Industrial Engineering. Göral also attended advanced programs in Executive Management and Leadership at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, and Stanford University.
Between 1990 and 2002, Göral was in charge of coordinating supplier development, purchasing, and central purchasing operations as Group Manager in the Automotive Supply Coordination Group of Koç Holding and was also leading a number of projects within the Koç Automotive Group. He then worked as Deputy General Manager responsible for Sales, Human Resources, Information Technologies, Accounting, and Finance and CFO at Mako Elektrik (Magneti Marelli J.V.) between 2001 and 2004.
In 2006, Göral assumed the title of Senior Vice President, Turkey at Componenta, which had acquired Döktaş, and served as Executive Board Member of Componenta Corporation and as the general manager of four business units in Turkey. Göral was also Member of the Board at Componenta Dökümcülük ve Ticaret A.Ş. and Kumsan A.Ş.
Between 2012-2016, Göral was CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board at İnci Holding, and was chairman or member the board of several İnci Holding Group Companies such as İnci Akü, İncitaş, ISM, İnci Lojistik, Aten Brantner, and Maxion İnci.
In April 2016, Hakan Göral was appointed General Manager of Toros Tarım and Tekfen Holding Deputy Vice President in charge of the Agri-Industry Group.