Mithat Rende was born in Antakya in 1953. He graduated from “Ankara Siyasal Bilgiler Fakültesi”. After that he worked at the embassies of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Rome, Brussel (NATO), Bulgaria – Sofia, Vienna Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and London.

At Royal College of Defence Studies, he completed his graduate program which was about Security and International Relations. Then he went on to become the president of the Department of Human Rights.

In 2005, He became the vice president of Energy, Water and Environmental Affairs. Between 2005 and 2008 he became the president of Energy Charter Conference’s Transit and Trade Study Group. Afterwards he was appointed as the ambassador of State of Qatar.

From 2010 to 2013 he was the Directorate General of Multilateral Economic Affairs. At this time, he also worked as Chief Negotiator for Climate Change and a member of Turkish Atomic Energy Authority.

In 2013 he was assigned to be a permanent representative of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In 2014 he become a part of executive committee of OECD. In 2016 he retired and since 4 April 2017 he has been a board member of Industrial Development Bank of Turkey.