He was born in 1981 in Alacam district of Samsun Province.

He completed his primary education in 1992 in Samsun Province Atakum District Deniz Evler Primary School, in 1995 in Samsun Province Atakum District Republic High School (Middle Part) and in 1999 in Samsun Province Ilkadım District Tülay Basaran Anatolian High School. He graduated from Izmir Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Engineering, Industrial Engineering Department in 2004. He did his military service as a reserve officer in 2005 as the engineer responsible for the Statistical Process Control of Armored Vehicles Quality Control Operations (IPC) at Adapazarı 1st Main Maintenance Center Command Quality Assurance Directorate.

He started his career in 2006-2008 by Dimes Food Industry. He started as a Production Planning and Logistics Engineer at AŞ. He worked as a Strategic Planning Engineer at İSTAÇ AŞ in 2008-2009. Between 2009 and 2012, he worked as a Recycling and Compost Plant Chief at İSTAÇ AŞ. During this period, the IPC was applied in the maintenance and repair operations of the facility and the renovation works of the facility were carried out. In 2012, he was appointed to the newly established Industrial Waste Operation Chief Unit of İSTAÇ AŞ. Managed workforce, machinery equipment and facility investments to establish the institutional infrastructure of this unit and to improve its operational capability.

He has been working as Project and Corporate Development Manager at İstanbul Energy AŞ since November 2015.

Zuhtu Celenk is married with two children and speaks English.