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.

Levent Çelebioğlu - Executive Vice President – Corporate - Investment and Private ​Bankin​g​

​​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, Akbank (Dubai) Ltd and AkInvestment. Levent Çelebioğlu is a gra​duate of 9 Eylul University, Faculty of Economics, Monetary Economics & Banking Department.​

​Kaan Gür - Executive Vice President – Commercial Banking

Kaan Gür joined Akbank as Executive Vice President in charge of Commercial and SME Banking in January 2011. Gür 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. Gür, graduated from Gazi University, Department of Banking and Insurance.

Bülent Oğuz – Executive Vice President – SME Banking

Bülent Oğuz joined Akbank as a Manager in March 2003. He 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. 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.​​​

Arif İsfendiyaroğlu - Executive Vice President - Consumer ​Banking​

Arif İsfendiyaroğlu joined Akbank in March, 2015 as Executive Vice President in charge of Consumer Banking and Payment Systems. Prior to joining Akbank, he held various senior management positions at different private sector banks. A graduate of Istanbul Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Department of Textile Engineering, Arif İsfendiyaroğlu also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Bilgi University. ​

Kerim Rota – Executive Vice President-Treasury

Kerim Rota joined Akbank in November 2010 as Executive Vice President in charge of Treasury. Kerim Rota is also the Chairman of Ak Asset Management, Vice Chairman of Akbank AG and a Member on the Board of Directors of Akbank (Dubai) Limited and AKLease. Before joining Akbank, Kerim Rota served as Executive Vice President at various different private sector banks. Kerim Rota is a graduate of Gazi University, Faculty of Engineering. Rota also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Bilgi University.

​K. Atı​l Özus - Executive Vice President – CFO

Atıl Özus joined Akbank in November 2000 as Vice President of Financial Control and Risk Management, and later became Senior Vice President. In December 2007, he was appointed as Executive Vice President (CFO) in charge of Financial Coordination. Before joining Akbank, Atıl Özus served as an Audit Manager at Ernst&Young. A graduate of Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration, Atıl Özus is a Board Member on AKAsset Management, AKLease and Akbank AG.​

​Ahmet Fuat Ayla - Executive Vice President - Credit Allocation

Ahmet Fuat Ayla joined Akbank as Corporate Branch Manager in 2002, became the Senior Vice President in charge of Corporate and Commercial Credits Approval Unit in 2005 and was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate and Commercial Credits Approval in 2007. Ahmet Fuat Ayla currently serves as Executive Vice President in charge of the Credit Allocation of Consumer, Corporate, Commercial and SME Loans. Ayla is also the Vice Chairman of AKLease and a Member on the Board of Directors of Akbank AG and AKInvestment. Before joining Akbank, Ahmet Fuat Ayla held various senior management positions at different private sector banks. Ahmet Fuat Ayla is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration​

Ege Gültekin - Executive Vice President - Credit Monitoring and Follow Up

Ege Gültekin joined Akbank in February 2015 as Executive Vice President in charge of Credit Monitoring and Follow Up of Consumer, Corporate, Commercial and SME Loans. 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.

Burcu Civelek Yüce- Executive Vice President - Human Resources and Strategy

Burcu Civelek Yüce joined Akbank in 2006 and lastly served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Management. She was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Human Resources and Strategy in May 2014. Her areas of responsibility cover human resources, strategic management and branch channel development. 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 in Harvard Business School and Koç University.​

​Turgut Güney - Executive Vice President - Technology and Operations

Turgut Güney joined Akbank in October 2011 as Executive Vice President in charge of Information Technology. Prior to joining Akbank, Güney served as a senior advisor at Computer Task Group and Oracle Consulting in the U.S. and held various senior management positions at different banks, locally. Turgut Güney is a graduate of Hacettepe University, Department of Computer Engineering and holds a Master's degree from Southern Illinois University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Science.

Tolga Ulutaş – Executive Vice President – Direct Banking​

Tolga Ulutaş joined Akbank in September 2016 as Executive Vice President in charge of Direct Banking. Before joining Akbank, Tolga Ulutaş held various senior management positions at different companies. Tolga Ulutaş is a graduate of Istanbul Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering and holds MBA degree from San Diego State University.

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