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.

Currently, in addition to his position as CEO at Akbank, Binbaşgil is also the Chairman of Ak Asset Management, Ak Investment, AkLease, Akbank AG and Akbank (Dubai) Ltd.

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.
 
Ahmet Fuat Ayla - Executive Vice President - Credits
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 Monitoring and Approval of Consumer, Corporate, Commercial and SME Loans. 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
 
Hülya Kefeli - Executive Vice President - International Banking
Hülya Kefeli has held various positions in the Foreign Relations and International Banking Divisions of Akbank since 1983 before being appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of International Banking in 2007. Kefeli is also a Member on the Board of Directors of Akbank (Dubai) Limited and AKLease. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK)’s China and UK Business Councils. After attending Robert College, Hülya Kefeli graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Business Administration and Engineering.
 
K. Atıl 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 all of Akbank's subsidiaries.
 
A. Galip Tözge - Executive Vice President - Consumer Banking
A. Galip Tözge joined Akbank in September 2002 as Senior Vice President in charge of Retail Banking Distribution Channels and was appointed as Executive Vice President in December 2007. Before joining Akbank A. Galip Tözge served as Executive Vice President at a different private sector bank. A graduate of Marmara University, Department of Business Administration, A. Galip Tözge holds an MBA degree from the University of Missouri in the USA.
 
Bade Sipahioğlu Işık - Executive Vice President - Human Resources
Bade Sipahioğlu Işık joined Akbank in 2001 as Human Resources Planning Vice President. After serving as Human Resources and Organization Senior Vice President, she was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Human Resources in September 2010. Prior to joining Akbank, Bade Sipahioğlu Işık held various positions in the field of human resources at Intertech, Humanitas and other private sector banks. A graduate of Marmara University, Public Administration (French), Bade Sipahioğlu Işık has a Master’s degree in Business Management and Corporate Social Development from Institut Des Etudes Politiques in Paris.
 
Mehmet Sindel - Executive Vice President – Payment Systems and Corporate Communication
Mehmet Sindel joined Akbank in November, 2010 as Executive Vice President in charge of Payment Systems. Prior to joining Akbank, he held various senior management positions at different private sector banks. Mehmet Sindel is a graduate of Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Business Administration.
 
Kerim Rota – Executive Vice President-Treasury
Kerim Rota joined Akbank in November 2010 as Executive Vice President in charge of Treasury. 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.
 
Kaan Gür - Executive Vice President – Commercial Banking
Kaan Gür joined Akbank as Executive Vice President in charge of Commercial and SME Banking on January 14, 2011. Prior to joining Akbank, he held various senior management positions at different private sector banks. A graduate of Gazi University, Department of Banking and Insurance, Gür is also a member of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) and the Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association (TUSİAD).
 
Alper Hakan Yüksel - Executive Vice President - Corporate Banking
Alper Hakan Yüksel joined Akbank in March 2011 as Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate Banking. Prior to joining Akbank, Yüksel held various senior management positions at different financial institutions locally and abroad. Alper Hakan Yüksel holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University.
 
Saltık Galatalı -Executive Vice President - Private Banking
Saltık Galatalı joined Akbank in November 2009 as Senior Vice President in charge of Private Banking Investment and Strategy and was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Private Banking in July 2011. Saltık Galatalı began his career at the Istanbul Stock Exchange and before joining Akbank, he held various senior management positions at different financial institutions. A graduate of Istanbul University, Department of Economics, Saltık Galatalı holds an MBA degree in Investment Management and Banking from Adelphi University in the US.
 
Turgut Güney - Executive Vice President - Information Technology
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.
 
Orkun Oğuz - Executive Vice President - Direct Banking
Orkun Oğuz joined Akbank as Executive Vice President in charge of Direct Banking in January 2013. Oğuz began his career working as a Marketing Analyst at FedEx in the United States and later served for many years as a Managing Partner at Peppers & Rogers Group, serving as Chief Executive Officer first of the EMEA region and finally of the U.S. office and providing consultancy on Banking and Financial Services. Oğuz is a graduate of Boğaziçi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA degree in Management from the University of Georgia in USA.
 
Bülent Oğuz – Executive Vice President – SME Banking
Bülent Oğuz joined Akbank as a Manager on 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 as of 1 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.
 
Özlen Sanıbelli - Executive Vice President - Operation
Özlen Sanıbelli joined Akbank in January 2003 as Senior Vice President in charge of Branch Network Restructuring as part of the bank’s Restructuring Programme and later established the Quality Management department where Ms. Sanıbelli served as Senior Vice President. Between 2007 and 2008, Ms. Sanıbelli was in charge of the project management processes of Akbank Banking Center in Gebze. In addition to Quality Management responsibility, Ms. Sanıbelli executed Process Management and contributed to improve operational efficiency of the Bank since 2009 prior to her appointment as Executive Vice President in charge of Operations in October 2013. Sanıbelli graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Industrial Engineering department. She also holds an MBA degree in Engineering Management from the same university.
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