Erkin Saygı was born in Istanbul in 1945. He joined in Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.S. (The Şişecam Group) in 1966 during his university education. He completed his undergraduate education and received his MBA degree from the Institute of Business Economics, Istanbul University, while working in Şişecam. He charged with various positions within the Şişecam Group till 1990. In 1990, Saygı was appointed as the General Manager of Paşabahçe Mağazalari A.S., the glassware retailing company of the Şişecam Group. He retired in 2001 and founded Cam workshop with Ruhcan Topaloğlu.