Ahmet Karaman was born in Beskoy, Trabzon in 1960. He graduated from Haydarpasa Technical High School in 1978. He later studied engineering at the Queen Mary College, The University of London, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, graduating in 1984.
Karaman started his career as an aircraft engineer and continued between 1989-2013 in many companies as follows: Tur European Airways (Deputy General Manager), Air Alfa (Deputy General Manager), Air Anatolia (Deputy General Manager), Fly Air (General Manager), and Onur Air (Deputy General Manager).
Between 9 March 2013 – 30 May 2014, he served as general manager at TURKISH HABOM Inc. On June 1, 2014, he became general manager at Turkish Airlines Technic, Karaman is a member of the Executive Board of Turkish Technic.