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Wael Abdulaziz
A. RAIES

​Board Member and ​CEO​

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Ahmet MERT

Credit Quality and Collections  Executive Vice President 

 

Fahri ÖBEK

Information Technology & Operations Executive Vice President​

hakan-uzun  

Hakan UZUN

Treasury
Executive Vice President​​

 

Mete Mehmet KANAT

Finance and Strategy
Executive Vice President​​

 

Mehmet Necati ÖZDENİZ

Retail Banking
Executive Vice President

 

Murat AKŞAM

Commercial Banking
Executive Vice President

 

Özer BARAN

Credits
​ Executive Vice President

 

Züleyha BÜYÜKYILDIRIM

Human Resources
Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President​​

​Born in 1968, Hakan Uzun graduated from the Middle East Technical University (METU), department of Mechanical Engineering in 1991. He went on to obtain a Master's Degree at the University of Illinois in the United States between 1992 and 1995. He started his career in banking in 1996 at Körfezbank. He worked for various private banks as a senior executive in the area of Treasury and Financial Markets. Between 2008 and 2011, he worked at ING Bank Turkey as the Group Manager Responsible for Treasury and on October 2011 he joined the Turkiye Finans family as the Treasury Manager. He has been serving as the Vice General Manager responsible for the Treasury since November 10, 2015​ ​

Executive Vice President​​

Born 1964 in Rize. Holds BA degree from the Economic and Administrative Sciences Faculty of Marmara University. 1990 to 1993: Fund Management Manager at Faisal Finans Kurumu. 1995 to 1999: Assistant Manager, Fund Management and Treasury Department at İhlas Finans Kurumu. 1999 to 2005: Fund Management and Treasury Manager at Anadolu Finans Kurumu. 2006 to 2009: Treasury Manager at Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası. Since 2009: Assistant General Manager at Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası. His areas of responsibility include: Treasury Department and International Financial Department Banking.

Executive Vice President​​

After achieving a B.A degree in Sociology at the Middle East Technical University, Mehmet Necati Özdeniz joined Fortis Bank as a Network and System Management Assistant Specialist in 1999. He worked as Research Specialist at Veri Araştırma A.Ş. and Oyak Bilgi Teknolojileri from 2000 to 2003 and Data Research Manager at Oyak Bank from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, he started serving TEB as CRM and Segmentation Manager. He was transferred to Tekstilbank as CRM Manager in 2007. He worked as CRM and Segmentation Manager at Aktif Bank from 2008 to 2012 and CRM Senior Manager at TEB from 2012 to 2013. Having joined Türkiye Finans family in 2013, Özdeniz assumed the position of Customer Analytics and CRM Manager until 2015. He started working as CRM and Marketing Director at CarrefourSA in August 2015. Mehmet Necati Özdeniz has been working as Retail Banking Executive Vice President at Türkiye Finans since April 3, 2017. ​

Executive Vice President ​​

He was born in 1974 in Aydın. A graduate of the Departments of Statistics and Economics, Middle East Technical University, Bayram Uçar completed his MBA in the Institute of Social Sciences, Fatih University. In 1997, he joined Albaraka Turk Participation Bank, as the Corporate Financial Analyst and the Customer Intelligence Specialist. Between 1999 and 2004, he worked for Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank, holding the title of Financial Analyst and Corporate Marketing Specialist. He was transferred to Turkiye Finans (Anadolu Finans) in 2004 as the Senior Specialist of Financial Analysis and Intelligence. He held the title of Assistant VP for Corporate Credits between 2007 and 2009 to be followed by his role of Vice President of Project and Financial Loans between 2009 and 2015. Since June 2015, Bayram Uçar has been working as the Executive Vice President of Credits at Turkiye Finans.

Commercial Banking ​Executive Vice President​​

Murat Akşam graduated from the İstanbul Technical University department of Management Engineering in 1990. He worked as Sales Representative in Beko between 1991-1993, and as Regional Responsible in RAM Foreign Trade Corporation between 1993-1997. He started working as Credit Officer and Credit Allocation Assistant Manager in the Turkish Economy Bank in 1997. He served as the Corporate Credit Manager between 2000-2005, as Corporate and Commercial Credit Allocation Director between 2005-2014, and as Corporate Banking Group Director between 2014-2017. Murat Akşam has been working as Commercial Banking Executive Vice President at Türkiye Finans since May 2, 2017. ​ ​

Executive Vice President​​

Born in Tosya-Kastamonu in 1969. He graduated from Computer Science and Engineering Department, Ege University and received his Master's degree in Business Management from Koç University. He started his business career Bilpa and then continued at Egebank. He held various positions in Koçbank between 1991-2006. After the merger of Koçbank - Yapı Kredi in 2006 he took the position of Senior System Analyst in the Software Development. He was the Deputy General Manager in Charge of IT Management in Yapı Kredi Bank between 2008-2010. He served as the Department Head in Charge of Information Technologies, Vodafone Turkey (CIO) between 2010-2011. He has been the Executive Vice President responsible for IT Systems in Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası since June 2011. Areas of Responsibility at Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası as Executive Vice President: Information Systems Product and Service Development -1 Department, Information Systems Product and Service Development -2 Department, Information Systems Product and Service Development -3 Department, Information Systems Transformation Department, Information Systems Corporate Development Department, Information Systems Technology and Infrastructure Management Department, Business Continuity Department, Information Systems Corporate Architecture Department, Information Systems Project Management Department Software Development Department, Information Systems Operation Department, Information Systems Analysis and Quality Assurance Department, Alternative Distribution Channels and Payment Systems Development Department, Business Continuity Department ​and Operation Systems. ​Total banking and business management experience is 24 years.

Ceo​​

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.​

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Executive Vice President​​

He was born in 1974 in Aydın. A graduate of the Departments of Statistics and Economics, Middle East Technical University, Bayram Uçar completed his MBA in the Institute of Social Sciences, Fatih University. In 1997, he joined Albaraka Turk Participation Bank, as the Corporate Financial Analyst and the Customer Intelligence Specialist. Between 1999 and 2004, he worked for Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank, holding the title of Financial Analyst and Corporate Marketing Specialist. He was transferred to Turkiye Finans (Anadolu Finans) in 2004 as the Senior Specialist of Financial Analysis and Intelligence. He held the title of Assistant VP for Corporate Credits between 2007 and 2009 to be followed by his role of Vice President of Project and Financial Loans between 2009 and 2015. Since June 2015, Bayram Uçar has been working as the Executive Vice President of Credits at Turkiye Finans.

Executive Vice President​​

Born in Kırşehir in 1978, Ahmet Mert graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Starting his career in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Mert embarked on banking sector and having started at Garanti Payment Systems in 2001. He was responsible for Credit Assignment, Monitoring and Tracking Strategies and Policies at Risk Management and R&D/Business Development Units. He joined Turkey office of Experian, a global consultancy firm in 2006, where he worked as manager of Consultancy and Support Unit for Turkey and the Middle East. In 2010, he joined Türkiye Finans group as Risk Analysis Manager Ahmet Mert was appointed as principal to the role of Executive Vice President of Credit Quality and Collections on September 30, 2016, a position he had been assuming by proxy since July 2016. ​​​

Executive Vice President​​

Born in Istanbul in 1970, Taner Yavuz graduated from Boğaziçi University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Economics. He started his career in Yapı Kredi Bankası Supervisory Board as Deputy Inspector. He assumed several positions in various departments within the company including Financial Control, Management Information Systems and Budget Reporting between 1994 and 2006. In 2007, he assumed the role of Financial Planning and Analysis Reporting Manager in Credit Europe Bank. Working as Budget, Management Information Systems and Corporate Performance Manager at Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası since 2009, Mr. Yavuz was appointed as Acting Executive Vice President at Türkiye Finans and Strategy Business Group on July 21, 2016.​

Executive Vice President​​​​​

Mete Kanat was born in Ankara in 1977. He studied Business Administration at Hacettepe University and holds an MBA degree from Istanbul Bilgi University. Kanat worked as a Bank Examiner at the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency from 2001 to 2007, and as Deputy General Manager at Creditwest Bank (Ukraine) from 2007 to 2011. Mete Kanat joined Türkiye Finans as the Director of Legal Reporting and Financial Control in 2011. In 2014, he became Head of Risk Management Group. On March 31, 2016, he was appointed as the Vice President of Risk Management Group, continuing with his former duty. On September 30, 2016, Mete Kanat was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Strategy.​​

​Human Resources Executive Vice President​​​

Born in Istanbul in 1981, Züleyha Büyükyıldırım graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University as a double major with degrees in Economics and International Relations in 2004. She started her career at Kuveyt Türk Katılım Bankası A.Ş. After joining Türkiye Finans family in 2006, Büyükyıldırım worked at the Treasury Department and then served as Deputy Manager and Manager at the Strategy and Program Management Department. On September 30, 2016, Züleyha Büyükyıldırım was appointed as principal to the role of Executive Vice President of Human Resources, a position she had been assuming by proxy since June 2016.​​

Credits Executive Vice President ​​

Özer Baran, born in 1977 in İzmir, was graduated from Bilkent University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1999. He earned his master's degree from the İzmir University of Economics Graduate School of Financial Economics and currently continues his study for PhD at Kadir Has University Department of Finance and Banking. Özer Baran started out his career as an auditor at the Directorate of Supervisory Board of Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. in 1999. He then worked as an assistant manager at the Corporate and Commercial Loans department of HSBC Bank A.Ş. between 2007 and 2009 and as a manager at the Risk Management department of Eurobank Tekfen A.Ş. between 2009 and 2010. He joined the family of Türkiye Finans in 2010 and worked as a manager at the Directorates of Risk Policies and Reporting and then Project Loans and Commercial Allocation, respectively. Özer Baran had been working as an Executive Vice President at the Risk Management department since September 30, 2016. ​As the date of 2nd of August 2017, he has become Credits Executive Vice President. ​

Vice President​​

Born in Trabzon in 1974, Mr. Ataoğlu graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Economics in English. Having started his career at EGS Bank Supervisory Board as an Inspector, he took over the position of Lead Inspector at Internal Control Management of Family Finans in 2013. Taking office as manager at various Business Units within the company, he assumed the role of Internal Inspection Director in March 2016. Ogün Ataoğlu was appointed as Acting Executive Vice President at Operations Business Group in Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası on July 21, 2016.​​​

​ ​Intern​al Systems Managers

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Abdüllatif ÖZKAYNAK

Senior Executive Vice President Responsible for Internal Systems​

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Emre ERTÜRK

Head of Board of Auditors
Senior Vice President

 

Emre ÜNAL

Risk Management Centre
​Senior Vice President

 

Ogün ATAOĞLU

Internal Control Department
Senior Vice President​

Senior Executive Vice President Responsible for Internal Systems​

Born in Antalya in 1960. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Gazi University. Started his business career in Egebank, he held various positions at Accounting, Budgeting and Financial Control Department of the bank. He became the Financial Affairs Group Manager in Anadolu Finans Kurumu in 1998. He took active roles in the merger of Family Finans and Anadolu Finans as well as in the sale of majority shares of Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası to NCB. After working as Financial Control Manager in the Accounting and Budget Department, he has been serving as the Executive Vice President responsible for Finance since August 2011. Areas of Responsibility at Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası as Executive Vice President: Accounting and Tax Department, Budget, Management Information Systems and Corporate Performance Department, Statutory Reporting and Financial Control Department, Purchasing, Construction and Administrative Affairs Department, Investor Relations Unit. Total banking and business management experience is 30 years. He took over the role of Executive Vice President of Finance in August 2011 and serves as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Strategy between 2015 and 2016. Abdüllatif Özkaynak served as the Acting CEO and Board Member in Türkiye Finans as of June 2016. As the date of 1st of November 2016, he has become Senior Executive Vice President Responsible for Internal Systems.​​

Executive ​​Vice President​

Özer Baran, born in 1977 in İzmir, was graduated from Bilkent University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1999. He earned his master’s degree from the İzmir University of Economics Graduate School of Financial Economics and currently continues his study for PhD at Kadir Has University Department of Finance and Banking. Özer Baran started out his career as an auditor at the Directorate of Supervisory Board of Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. in 1999. He then worked as an assistant manager at the Corporate and Commercial Loans department of HSBC Bank A.Ş. between 2007 and 2009 and as a manager at the Risk Management department of Eurobank Tekfen A.Ş. between 2009 and 2010. He joined the family of Türkiye Finans in 2010 and worked as a manager at the Directorates of Risk Policies and Reporting and then Project Loans and Commercial Allocation, respectively. Özer Baran has been working as an Executive Vice President at the Risk Management department since September 30, 2016. ​​

Senior Vice President

Born in 1976 in Samsun, Emre Ertürk graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He holds an MBA degree from Istanbul University and a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Boğaziçi University. Beginning his career in banking at Dışbank in 1999, he held office as the Inspector and Unit Manager of the Inspection Board respectively until 2005. He later worked as the Assistant Head of the Inspection Board at Fortis Bank between 2005-2011 and at TEB between 2011-2012. Joining the Türkiye Finans Participation Bank family in 2012, he has been working as the Head of Inspection Board ever since. ​​

Senior Vice President

Born in Trabzon in 1974, Ogün Ataoğlu graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics in English. He embarked on his career in 1999, working for EGS Bank as Assistant Inspector at the Board of Auditors. In 2003, he started working for Family Finans Bank as Senior Controller at the Department of Internal Control. He served as Deputy Head of Internal Control Department and then as the Compliance Manager/Compliance Officer in 2009. In 2012, he was appointed as the Head of Internal Control. Since March 2016, he has been the Senior Vice President of Internal Control Department. ​ ​​

Senior Vice President​

Born in 1966 in İstanbul, Tahir Cem Berik holds a BA degree from the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University. Having successfully completing Ziraat Bank Banking School, he also earned an MBA degree from Ahmet Yesevi University. Having a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certificate, Berik held office in Ziraat Bank between 1990-1997 as the Project Valuation Specialist and in Kazakhstan Ziraat International Bank (Almati, KZ) between 1997-2000 as the Foreign Operations Manager. He then worked at Ziraat Bank between 2000-2003 as the Manager of Financial Control Unit, at Ziraat Bank International AG between 2003-2006 as the Munich Branch Manager, and at Ziraat Bank between 2006-2012 as the Compliance Manager/Compliance Officer. Joining Türkiye Finans Participation Bank in 2014 as the Legislation Compliance Manager, Tahir Cem Berik is currently working as the Legislation Compliance Director since March 31, 2016. ​​

 
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