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Executive management

 

Hakan Binbaşgil

Board Member and CEO

Hakan Binbaşgil joined Akbank as the Executive Vice President in charge of Change Management in October 2002. He initiated the Bank's "Restructuring Programme" which has transformed Akbank into one of Turkey's most customer-focused, modern and innovative financial institutions. Hakan Binbaşgil was appointed Executive Vice President in charge of Retail Banking in November 2003, Deputy CEO in May 2008, and since January 2012 as Board Member and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank.

Prior to joining Akbank, Binbaşgil worked as a Management Consultant in the London and Istanbul offices of Accenture, and as Executive Vice President in a different private sector bank. Binbaşgil also served on the boards of directors of numerous companies domestically and abroad.​

After graduating from Robert College, Hakan Binbaşgil graduated from Bosphorus University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Binbaşgil also holds MBA and MS degrees in Finance from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, USA.

 

Bülent Oğuz

Executive Vice President - Retail Banking

Bülent Oğuz joined Akbank in March 2003 and served as Vice President and Senior Vice President of SME and Consumer Banking respectively. Oğuz was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of SME Banking in July 2013 and he has been in charge of Retail Banking since November 2018. Bülent Oğuz is the Vice Chairman of AkÖde and a Board Member of Ak Asset Management. Before joining Akbank, Oğuz held various managerial positions at Corporate Banking and Loans divisions at different private sector banks. Oğuz is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Political Science and Public Administration and holds an Executive MBA degree from Sabancı University.

 

Burcu Civelek Yüce

Executive Vice President - Strategy, Digital Banking and Payment Systems

Burcu Civelek Yüce joined Akbank in 2006 and was appointed as Senior Vice President of Strategic Management in 2009, Executive Vice President in charge of Human Resources and Strategy in 2014 and since June 2019 she has been serving as Executive Vice President in charge of Strategy, Digital Banking and Payment Systems. Prior to joining Akbank, she worked in international consulting and technology companies. Burcu Civelek Yüce has a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA degree from Boğaziçi University, both first in rank. She also participated in courses at Harvard Business School and Koç University. She is an alumni of IIF Future Leaders and a mentee in Women on Boards Initiative. She also acts as the Chairwoman of e-payment company AkÖde, and Board Member of Akbank AG, Ak Investment, Sabanci DX and Interbank Card Center (BKM).

 

Ege Gültekin

Executive Vice President - Credit Monitoring and Collections

Ege Gültekin joined Akbank in February 2015 as Executive Vice President in charge of Credit Monitoring and Collections. Gültekin is also a Board Member of AkLease, one of Akbank’s subsidiaries. Before joining Akbank, Ege Gültekin held various senior management positions at different banks and asset management companies. Ege Gültekin is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Department of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and holds a Master's degree from John Hopkins University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Information and Telecommunication Systems.

 

Levent Çelebioğlu

Executive Vice President - Corporate & Investment Banking

Levent Çelebioğlu joined Akbank in May, 2015 as Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate and Investment Banking. Prior to joining Akbank, he held various senior management positions at different private sector banks. Çelebioğlu is also the Chairman of Akbank AG and AkInvestment. Levent Çelebioğlu is a graduate of 9 Eylul University, Faculty of Economics, Monetary Economics & Banking Department.

 

N. İlker Altıntaş, PhD

Executive Vice President - Technology and Operations

İlker Altıntaş joined Akbank in March 2012. He served as Vice President of IT Enterprise Architecture and Senior Vice President of the IT Architecture and Core Banking Department. In January 2017, he was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Technology and Operations. Prior to joining Akbank, Dr. Altıntaş held various engineering and management positions in technology companies serving finance and banking sector. İlker Altıntaş is a Board Member of AkÖde. İlker Altıntaş is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Department of Computer Engineering and holds a PhD degree in software engineering from the same university. He also holds Executive MBA degree from Sabanci University, Business School. İlker Altıntaş has published many technical articles for international conferences, journals and is a committee member for various national and international conferences.

 

 

Mehmet Tugal

Executive Vice President - Commercial Banking

Mehmet Tugal joined Akbank in September 2005 and worked as Corporate Branch Manager and Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking respectively. He was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Commercial Banking in September 2017. Tugal is also the Chairman of Aklease and Vice Chairman of AkInvestment. Prior to joining Akbank, he held various senior management positions at different private sector banks. Mehmet Tugal is a graduate of Bilkent University, Business Administration and holds an MBA degree from Central Michigan University.

 

Türker Tunalı

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Türker Tunalı joined Akbank in September 2008 as Senior Vice President in charge of Financial Coordination and International Reporting. Prior to joining Akbank, he held various managerial positions since 1999. He was appointed as Executive Vice President (CFO) in charge of Financial Coordination in October 2017. Tunalı is the Vice Chairman of Akbank AG and Ak Asset Management, and a Board Member of AkLease and AkÖde, Akbank subsidiaries. Türker Tunalı is the Vice Chairman of Ak Asset Management, Board member of AkLease and Akbank AG. Türker Tunalı is a graduate of Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) since 2006.

 

Alp Keler, PhD

Executive Vice President - Private Banking and Wealth Management

Alp Keler was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Wealth Management and Private Banking in January 2018. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as CEO of Ak Asset Management since 2011. Alp Keler has over 20 years of experience in capital markets and asset management. Keler is also the Chairman of Ak Asset Management . Keler is a graduate of METU Civil Engineering Department. He also received an MBA degree from Bilkent University, the Master of Law in Economics (LLM) from Galatasaray University, Management Program of Harvard Business School and PhD in Banking from Marmara University. He is a CFA charterholder. Keler is the Chairperson of Turkish Capital Markets Association. He served as a chairman, board and audit member in various local and global capital market associations.

 

Yunus Emre Özben

Executive Vice President - Credit Underwriting

Yunus Emre Özben, after working at various companies since 1996 joined Akbank in October 2005 as Assistant Manager in Project Finance Division and promoted as Senior Vice President in charge of Investment Banking in March 2011. He was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Credit Allocation in August 2018. Emre Özben is the Vice Chairman of AkLease, and a Board Member of Akbank AG and AK Investment. Özben is a graduate of Marmara University Business Administration and holds an executive MBA degree from Sabancı University.

 

Zeynep Öztürk

Executive Vice President - Special Credits

Zeynep Öztürk, after working at various companies in the sector since 1990 joined Akbank in January 2011 as Senior Vice President in charge of Corporate and Commercial Credits Monitoring and afterwards worked as Senior Vice President in charge of Corporate And commercial monitoring and collection, and Head of Special Restructring Consulting respectively. Zeynep Öztürk was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Special Credits in January 2019. Zeynep Öztürk is a graduate of METU Business Administration and received MBA degree from İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University.

 

Şebnem Muratoğlu

Executive Vice President - Treasury

Şebnem Muratoğlu joined Akbank in April 1995 as Management Trainee. Muratoğlu has been working at the Risk Management since 2002 and appointed as Vice President in charge of Risk Management in November 2003, Senior Vice President responsible from Risk Management in November 2006 and CRO in March 2017. Lastly, she was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Treasury in January 2019. Şebnem Muratoğlu is a Board Member of Akbank AG, Ak Asset Management and AkLease, Akbank’s subsidiaries. Muratoğlu is a graduate of University of Kent Economics and holds a Master's degree from Macquarie University and FRM (Financial Risk Manager) certificate holder since 2003.

 

Pınar Anapa

Executive Vice President - People and Culture

Pınar Anapa joined Akbank in 1999 and after taking various responsibilities in Internal Audit division, she worked as Deputy Head of Internal Audit between 2007-2014. Anapa started to serve as Human Resources Management Senior Vice President in 2014, and she has been serving as Executive Vice President in charge of People and Culure since June 2019. Her areas of responsibility cover career development, organizational development, training, architectural solutions and purchasing. Pınar Anapa is a graduate of METU Economics and received an Executive MBA degree from Sabanci University in 2006.

 
 
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