Nihan de Pessôa-Pardellas was born in Istanbul, Turkey.

After studying at the English High School for Girls, B.A.L Istanbul, she moved to Miami and graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors degree in Business Management and Organization and a minor in Advertising.

After the university, she stayed in Miami and worked in Fisher Island at the “Vole & Pingaro Partnership, South of Fifth Publications and Fisher Island Real Estate” where she gained a vast experience in the luxury real estate sector.

In 2006 she came back to Istanbul and established Ultramar Yachts . She ran the exclusive distributorship of the Italian Luxury Yacht Brand Riva and other prestigious brands İn Turkey for 14 years.

In 2019 she also established “Ultramar Homes” with an exclusive collection of luxury properties in primary locations in Italy and all around the world. 

Currently she is working as a consultant to her clients in obtaining their dream yachts and dream homes.

She holds the “Honorable Mansion Award” of the 2005 Rothschild Entrepreneurship Competition.

She is married and speaks various languages.