Aslı Pasinli graduated from Boğaziçi University with an undergraduate degree on Economics. She also has a master’s degree from the University of Illinois and MBA degrees from the U.S.
Pasinli started her career in the Coca-Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta and she worked in the offices of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, İstanbul and Vienna for 6 years as a manager in the fields of strategic planning and marketing.
Between the years of 2003-2016, she was a partner in charge of the Soul Group restaurants, which she founded. With 80 team members, Soul Group restaurants serve for 10 thousand guests monthly and received many national and international awards. Soul Group restaurants received the most meaningful award from Time-Out magazine, which was a Special Achievement Award. The award was given because one of the Soul Group restaurants, La Mancha, became the first Green Restaurant in Turkey.
Pasinli initiated the Green Restaurant program in Turkey, which aims at reducing the carbon footprint that food and drink industry causes, and issues certificates to restaurants. With the program, production of organic fertilizer from food waste took place at the municipal level for the first time in Turkey. She was also vice president for Sustainability at Turkish Restaurant & Entertainment Association.
Pasinli has been the General Manager of the WWF-Turkey since January 2017.