Semih Yalcin studied history and law at the University of Bonn, Germany. He has worked for various employers. After graduating from high school, he served two years as a soldier in the German army and worked as a helper on construction sites, at DHL as a loader, in the archives, at Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln (WDR) and at the Cologne wholesale market.
Five years ago, he started as a bicycle courier at Foodora and was a team leader there. He now works for the international online delivery service provider Just Eat Takeaway, which includes Lieferando. For more than four years, he has represented the interests of the employees as a works council member, at times even on the supervisory board of Delivery Hero SE. Parallel to his work at Lieferando, he works on various projects, gives workshops and works as freelancer.