Born in 1965 in Mersin, Turkey. Earned a degree in Economics in 1987 from Bosporus University. She started her banking career in 1987 in Akbank and worked as Specialist until 1989. She worked in Demirbank A.Ş. between 1990 and 2000 as Treasury Manager and she became the Assistant General Manager responsible for Treasury in Ulusalbank A.Ş. in 2000. She served as Vice Chairman from 2004 until 2014 in Şeker Yatırım A.Ş., served as Chairman from 2008 until 2014 Şekerbank Kıbrıs Ltd. and also served as Chairman from 2010 until 2014 in Şeker Mortgage Finansman A.Ş. She worked as the CEO and Board Member in Şekerbank T.A.Ş. from 2008 till 2014. Joined Alternatifbank (Abank) T.A.Ş. in 2014 as the CEO and Board Member and worked until March 2016. Since October 2016, she has worked as a Consultant of the Suzer Group Kentbank Croatia. She is also a Board Member in Turkish Banking Association since 2008.
Born in 1960 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University Faculty of Art on General Studies in 1982 and MBA degree from Harvard University in 1988. After his service at Samba Financial Group between 1983 and 1985 as an Assistant Manager in Corporate Banking Group, he joined Saudi Holandi Bank as Division Head. In 1996 he joined back to Samba Financial Group as Division Head. He worked as Financial Controller in Saudi Business Machines between 2000 and 2003. Until recently, he has worked as Senior Executive Vice President Group Head in Strategy and Business Development in National Commercial Bank. Besides, he served as a Board Member and a Credit Committee Member of Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası A.Ş in 2008.
Born in 1974 in Ankara, Turkey. Earned B.Sc. Degree in Business Administration from Bilkent University as a high honour student in 1996. She started her career in 1996 at Arthur Andersen İstanbul in audit department. She took part in the start-up of the Corporate Finance department of AA and worked in valuation, due diligence, feasibility studies as well as market research and other transaction support services in the firm until 1999. She joined QNB Finansbank as Assistant Manager in Financial Control and Planning Department between 1999 and 2001. After holding the office of Financial Control and Planning Department Assistant Vice President responsible of Belgian operations of Credit Europe Bank N.V. including HR and Operation Department from 2001 till 2003, she worked at QNB Finansbank as Financial Control and Planning Vice President until 2005. She specialized in transaction services in Financial Services USD multibillion deals while working at Ernst and Young İstanbul as the Partner, Financial Services Leader for Turkey between 2005 and 2014 and acted as Financial Service Industry Leader for audit, tax, transactions and advisory for E&Y since 2012. She had the duty of CFO and Deputy CEO at Alternatif Bank A.Ş. as a member of the Executive Committee between 2014 and 2016. From 2016 till 2017 October, she was the member of the Board and Credit Committee of Alternatif Finansal Kiralama (ALease), Chairman of the Board of Alternatif Menkul Değerler A.Ş. (Alnvest) and CEO and Board member of Alternatif Bank A.Ş. On 2017, Ms. Öner was appointed as the Board and Audit Committee Member of Türkiye Finans Participation Bank.
Born in 1963 in Al Ramadah, Saudi Arabia. He holds a bachelor's degree in Science and Computer Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He began his career as a computer engineer in the Ministry of Defense and Aviation. He respectively became the Chief Information Officer and the Chief Operating Officer in Retail Banking Group of Al Rajhi Bank. He operated as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Retail Banking Group between 2003 and 2007 and the Executive Vice President (EVP) between 2007 and 2012 in Al Rajhi Bank who is in charge with Private Banking, Corporate Banking, Treasury, as well as Human Resources and Credit Risk and Operations. During his course of office at Al Rajhi Bank he was a Board Member for Al Rajhi Bank, Malaysia, Al Rajhi Capital and Al Rajhi Takaful. Al-Ghamdi rendered advisory service in relation to Banking Management to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency and the National Commercial Bank between 2012 and 2013. He carried on his duty as CEO of the National Commercial Bank between March 2013-May 2018 and has been appointed as Chairman of the Board at The National Commercial Bank as of May 2018. Saeed Alghamdi, who undertook the position of Vice Chairman of the Board at Turkiye Finans Katılım Bankası on 28th March 2013, has been serving the duty of Chairman of the Board at Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası since 18th December 2015.
Born in 1972 in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Earned a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals and Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2004 at King Saud University. Joined Schulmberger Wire line & Testing (Oil Services) in 1996 as a Field Engineer operating in different geographical locations both off-shore and on-shore reaching the Engineer-In-Charge of Qatar land locations. He started his banking career in 1999 in Commercial Banking business in Saudi American Bank, a Citi Bank subsidiary. Joined The National Commercial Bank Corporate business in 2002 as a Senior Relationship Manager. He progressed to Commercial Business in NCB leading Central Region in 2008, followed by leading Eastern Region in 2010. He then moved on to Head Office to lead Commercial Business Kingdom wide in 2013. Prior to his appointment as Country Head, Wael headed the Finance Restructuring in June 2013 for a brief period. Over the years Wael has attended specialized Engineering, Banking and Leadership courses with reputable schools such as INSEAD, Darden and Harvard Business School. On November 1, 2016, Mr Raies was appointed as the General Manager of Türkiye Finans Participation Bank.
Born in 1974 in Ankara, Turkey. Holds a BS degree from the Middle East Technical University, an MBA degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Finance from the Istanbul University. He started his career at the Koç Holding Group Corporate Strategy division. He worked as the Business Development Director and held various management and board membership positions at the Oyak Group. He continued his career as the Group CFO and Board Member of the Erdemir Group between 2006 and 2010. He carried out his duty as CFO at Yıldız Holding A.Ş. since 2010. He is appointed as the Executive Deputy Chairman at Yıldız Holding A.Ş. as of October 2016. As of March 2014 Mr. Karakaş has also become Board Member at Turkiye Finans Katılım Bankası A.Ş. He has become Chairman of Audit Committee at Turkiye Finans Katılım Bankası at 15th January 2016.
Born in 1963 in Antalya, Turkey. Earned a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1987 from Bosporus University and MBA degree from University of Leuven, Belgium in 1990. After his service at Procter & Gamble in Belgium and Turkey, he joined Republic of Turkey, Privatization Administration in 1994 as specialist. He started his banking career in 1995 in Citibank and worked as Vice-President, Project & Structured Trade Finance until 2000. Joined AVEA İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. in 2001 as Finance Manager. He worked as Finance & Accounting Director until 2006 and as Chief Financial Officer until 2009. Worked in STFA Yatırım Holding A.Ş. from 2010 to 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. He also served as Board Member in Enerya Enerji A.Ş, a subsidiary of STFA Group, and its 9 subsidiaries from July 2011 to September 2014. Since 2015, he has worked as Freelance Financial Advisor. Foreign companies investing in Turkey, IFC and EBRD are among the institutions that he has worked as Financial Advisor.
Committee Chairperson & Board Member
Born in Denizli in 1966. Studied in Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University until 1986. Holds a BA degree in Economics and a MA degree in Accounting-Finance from Gazi University. In 1987, he started his career in the Undersecretariat of the Treasury as Junıor Sworn-in Bank Auditor. Between 1998-2001 he served as Vice President of the Board of Sworn Bank Auditors. At this time he acted as the Chairman of the Board of Sworn Bank Auditors by proxy for 9 months. Between 2001 - 2007, he served as the Department Head across several departments within Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency. During his role as Board and Audit Committee Member in Ziraat Bankası between 2007 - 2012, Mr. Kayhan also served as a Board Member in various domestic and foreign affiliates of the bank. Beside his role at Ziraat Bankası, he worked in Arab Turkish Bank as Board Member between July 2011 - March 2012. Since September 2012, he serves at Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası as Board Member and Audit Committee Chairperson. Mr. Oguz Kayhan is currently doing his PhD in Business Administration at Ankara University, Institute of Social Sciences.
Khalid Malik ALSHARIF
Born in 1964 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He holds an MBA degree from the College of Notre Dame (USA). He began his career at the Investment Services of Riyad Bank, Saudi Arabia in 1986 to become the Executive Vice President in charge of the Kingdom-wide Branch Network. Prior to this position, between 1988 and 2000, he took various responsibilities at Riyad Bank such as Corporate Relationship Officer, Assistant Branch Manager, Branch Manager, Main Branch Manager, Regional Operations Manager, Regional Manager, and Deputy Regional Manager. In 2000, he joined The National Commercial Bank (NCB), the largest bank in Saudi Arabia. He served as Head of Retail Distribution, Head of Customer Management Group, Head of Private Banking Division, and Sector Head of Individual Banking at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) between 2000 and 2010. He is currently Senior Executive Vice President/Sector Head of Corporate Banking and Senior Credit Officer (SCO) Level 1. Since May 2013, he has served as Board Member at Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası.
Board Member & CEO
Born in Ankara in 1963. Holds a BS degree from Gazi University and an MBA from the Manchester Business School and University of Wales (the UK). Started his career at Etibank where he worked from 1983 to 1985. Was in office at Citibank, Turkey from 1986 to 1996 and was appointed to Citibank, New York, USA until 1998. Then took office as Assistant General Manager at Kentbank from 1998 to 2000. From 2000 to 2008 took responsibilities in the management of business development and transformation projects at Türkiye İş Bankası. Within this period (2003 to 2005) held the position of Assistant General Manager, and a Director reporting to the Chairman at AVEA, a subsidiary of Türkiye İş Bankası. In 2008 held the position of CFO and Vice President of the Executive Committee at Dedeman Holding. V.Derya Gürerk has been since June of 2011 CEO of Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası and Board Member.
Born in 1981 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering from King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia and a M.Sc in Risk Management from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Majed Hamdan Al Ghamdi is an Executive Vice President at The National Commercial Bank (NCB), the leading financial services group in the region. In his role as head of Enterprise Risk Management within the NCB Risk Group he acts as the custodian of the control and financial risk management processes, conducting oversight of various activities with comprehensive coverage of all major risk disciplines. He has experience working in multiple regulatory jurisdictions including Saudi Arabia and Turkey. In his years of experience at NCB he progressed through various roles and played a pivotal part in building NCB’s Enterprise Risk Management capabilities. He also represents NCB in inter-bank cooperative and regulatory initiatives. Before working in the financial sector, he began his career at the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), one of the world's largest petrochemicals manufacturers. Since March 2016, he has become a Board Member at Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası.
Born in 1972 in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Earned a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals and Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2004 at King Saud University. Joined Schulmberger Wire line & Testing (Oil Services) in 1996 as a Field Engineer operating in different geographical locations both off-shore and on-shore reaching the Engineer-In-Charge of Qatar land locations. He started his banking career in 1999 in Commercial Banking business in Saudi American Bank, a Citi Bank subsidiary. Joined The National Commercial Bank Corporate business in 2002 as a Senior Relationship Manager. He progressed to Commercial Business in NCB leading Central Region in 2008, followed by leading Eastern Region in 2010. He then moved on to Head Office to lead Commercial Business Kingdom wide in 2013. Prior to his appointment as Country Head, Wael headed the Finance Restructuring in June 2013 for a brief period. Over the years Wael has attended specialized Engineering, Banking and Leadership courses with reputable schools such as INSEAD, Darden and Harvard Business School.