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 – 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.​​​

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.​

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.

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. ​

Levent Çelebioğlu - Executive Vice President  - Corporate & Investment ​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 and AkInvestment. Levent Çelebioğlu is a gra​duate of 9 Eylul University, Faculty of Economics, Monetary Economics & Banking Department.​

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.

İlker Altıntaş – Executive Vice President - Technology and Operations​

İlker Altıntaş joined Akbank in March 2012 as Vice President of IT Enterprise Architecture and later became 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. Before joining Akbank, İlker Altıntaş completed two banking transformation projects during his career as an executive of technology companies, involved in the development of finance/banking products and led engineering processes. İlker Altıntaş is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Department of Computer Engineering and holds a PhD degree of software engineering from the same university. 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 – Executive Vice President – 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. 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.

Ali Karaali – Executive Vice President  – Treasury

Ali Karaali joined Akbank as Executive Vice President in charge of Treasury as of December 2017. Prior to joining Akbank, Karaali held various managerial positions at local and international banks. Ali Karaali is a graduate of Boğaziçi University's Department of Industrial Engineering and also completed his post graduate degree in the same department.

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. He served as a chairman, board and audit member in various local and global capital market associations.  

​Yunus Emre Özben – Executive Vice President – Credit Allocation

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.  Yunus Emre Özben is also the Board Member of Ak Asset Management, subsidiary of Akbank. Özben is a graduate of Marmara University Business Administration and  holds an executive MBA degree from Sabancı University.

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