Ali Fuat Erbil

Ali Fuat Erbil

President & CEO

Ali Fuat Erbil graduated from the Middle East Technical University Department of Computer Engineering, earned his MBA from Bilkent University and his PhD in Banking and Finance from Istanbul Technical University. After working as an executive at various private companies and banks, he joined Garanti BBVA as the Senior Vice President of Distribution Channels in 1997. Mr. Erbil was appointed as the Executive Vice President on April 30, 1999 and was responsible of several areas such as Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Financial Institutions and Human Resources as an EVP. Since September 2, 2015, Erbil has been serving as the Board Member, President & CEO. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Garanti BBVA International N.V., Garanti BBVA S.A. (Romania), Garanti BBVA Securities, Garanti BBVA Pension and Life, Garanti BBVA Factoring, Garanti BBVA Leasing, Garanti BBVA Payment Systems and Garanti BBVA Technology. In addition to his responsibilities, he also serves as the Board Member in the Banks Association of Turkey and the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and as the Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. Mr. Erbil has 26 years of experience in banking and business administration.

 

Mahmut Akten

Mahmut Akten

Executive Vice President
Retail Banking

With an undergraduate degree from Boğaziçi University in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and graduate degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, Mahmut Akten started his career in 1999 in the USA. After having served in various positions in the Finance and Treasury departments of a global construction materials company, he joined a global management consulting firm in 2006. Between the years 2006-2012, after having worked in Boston and Istanbul offices and lastly as an Associate Partner, he joined Garanti BBVA on July 1, 2012 as the Senior Vice President responsible for Mass Retail Banking Marketing. As of January 1, 2017, Mr. Akten was appointed Executive Vice President responsible for Retail Banking and is the Chairman of Garanti BBVA Mortgage. In addition, Mr. Akten serves as Board Member of Garanti BBVA SA, Garanti BBVA Securities, Garanti BBVA Payment Systems, Garanti BBVA Technology and Garanti BBVA Pension and Life. He is also a Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 19 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Akten’s areas of responsibility are Retail Banking Marketing, Mass Banking Marketing and Affluent Banking Marketing.

Didem Dinçer Başer

Didem Dinçer Başer

Executive Vice President
Customer Solutions and Digital Banking

Didem Başer graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Civil Engineering and earned her graduate degree from University of California, Berkeley. She started her career in 1995. Before joining Garanti BBVA, she worked for a global management consulting firm for 7 years and lastly as an Associate Partner. Ms. Başer joined Garanti BBVA in 2005 and worked as the Coordinator of Retail Banking Business Line during her first 7 years. Ms. Başer was appointed to her current position in 2012 and is also Vice Chairman of Garanti BBVA Pension and Life, Board Member of Garanti BBVA Payment Systems and Garanti BBVA Technology, and Board Member and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 24 years of experience in banking and business administration, Ms. Başer’s areas of responsibility are Digital Banking, Call Center, Enterprise Digital Solutions, Customer Experience and Satisfaction, Customer Analytics, Innovation & Product Development, Insurance and Pension Coordination, Corporate Brand Management and Marketing Communications

 

Aydın Düren

Aydın Düren

Executive Vice President
Legal Services and Collection

Aydın Düren graduated from the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University and earned his graduate degree on International Law from the American University, Washington College of Law. After serving as an associate, partner and managing partner for over 18 years at international private law firms in New York, London and Istanbul, Mr. Düren joined Garanti BBVA on February 1, 2009 as Executive Vice President in charge of Legal Services. Furthermore, Mr. Düren is Vice Chairman of Garanti BBVA International N.V. and Garanti BBVA Pension and Provident Fund Foundation, and Board Member of Garanti BBVA Payment Systems and Garanti BBVA Mortgage and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. Since June 2015, Mr. Düren is also serves as the Corporate Secretary of the Bank. With 27 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Düren’s areas of responsibility are Legal Advisory Services, Legal Collections, Litigation, Garanti BBVA Payment Systems Legal Services, Legal Operations, Wholesale Recovery and Retail Collections.

Ebru Dildar Edin

Ebru Dildar Edin

Executive Vice President
Corporate and Investment Banking

Ebru Dildar Edin graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Civil Engineering and started her career in 1993. She joined the Corporate Banking Department at Garanti BBVA  in 1997. In 1999, she took part in the establishment of the Project Finance Department. After leading the department for 6 years as Senior Vice President, Ms. Edin became Project and Acquisition Finance Coordinator in 2006 and was appointed to her current position on November 25, 2009. A member of the Sustainability Committee since 2010, Ms. Edin also took responsibility of the coordination of the Sustainability Team, which was established in 2012 to implement the decisions of the aforementioned Sustainability Committee. Ms. Edin is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey, Vice Chairman of UN Global Compact Local Network, Board Member and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. Furthermore, Ms. Edin serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Garanti BBVA Securities and Member of the Board of Directors at Garanti BBVA SA (Romania). With 25 years of experience in banking and business administration, Ms. Edin’s areas of responsibility are Corporate Banking, Global Markets, Global Markets Sales & Financial Solutions, Global Markets, Cash Management & Transaction Banking, Financial Institutions, Corporate & Investment Banking Strategy, Analysis & Coordination, Project Finance and Sustainability.

 

Selahattin Güldü

Selahattin Güldü

Executive Vice President
Commercial Banking

With an undergraduate degree from Middle East Technical University in Public Administration, Selahattin Güldü started his career as Assistant Auditor in Garanti BBVA  Internal Audit Department in 1990. He worked as a branch manager between the years 1997-1999. He served as Regional Manager in several regional offices at Istanbul between the years 1999-2018. Mr. Güldü was appointed as Executive Vice President responsible for Commercial Banking on April 5, 2018. Furthermore, Mr. Güldü is a Board Member of Garanti BBVA Leasing, Garanti BBVA Factoring and Garanti BBVA Fleet. With 28 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Güldü’s areas of responsibility are Commercial Banking Anatolian Marketing, Commercial Banking Istanbul Marketing and Consumer Finance.

 

Aydın Güler

Aydın Güler

Executive Vice President
ALM, Capital, Investor Relations and Finance 

Aydın Güler graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Mechanical Engineering and joined Garanti BBVA Fund Management Department in 1990. After working at different Head Office departments for 10 years, in 2000 he was appointed Senior Vice President responsible for Risk Management and Management Reporting. Between the years 2001-2013, Mr. Güler served as the Senior Vice President responsible for Financial Planning & Analysis and was appointed as Coordinator in 2013. On December 21, 2015, Mr. Güler was appointed as the Executive Vice President in charge of Finance and Accounting and he is furthermore a Board Member of Garanti BBVA Pension and Provident Fund Foundation, Garanti BBVA Mortgage, Garanti BBVA Leasing and Garanti BBVA Fleet and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 28 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Güler’s areas of responsibility are Assets & Liabilities Management, Financial Planning and Analysis, Cost Management and Efficiency, Investor Relations, Financial Reporting and Accounting, Consolidation and International Accounting, Tax Management, BBVA Finance Coordination and Credit Cards and Member Merchant Coordination.

 

İlker Kuruöz

İlker Kuruöz

Executive Vice President
Engineering and Data

İlker Kuruöz earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bilkent University Department of Computer Engineering and started his professional career in the USA. Mr. Kuruöz worked at Garanti BBVA Technology as Application Development Senior Vice President between 1997-2006 and worked at a global consulting firm as IT Consulting Senior Manager. Between the years 2006-2016, he has served as Business and Technical Solutions Division Head, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Group Officer and for a short time acting CEO at a private telecommunication and technology services provider. Mr. Kuruöz worked as CTO at Doğuş Group and CEO at Doğuş Technology during 2016-2018. As of March 14, 2018, Mr. Kuruöz was appointed Executive Vice President responsible for Engineering & Data and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Garanti BBVA Technology. He is also a Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 27 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Kuruöz’s areas of responsibility are Organization and Process Development, Anti-Fraud Monitoring, Data & Business Analytics, Abacus Operation Center and Garanti BBVA Technology Center.

 

Cemal Onaran

Cemal Onaran

Executive Vice President
SME Banking

Cemal Onaran graduated from Middle East Technical University with a B.S. in Public Administration in 1990 and started his career as Assistant Auditor in Garanti BBVA at the Audit Committee in the same year. Between years 2000 2007, he worked as the Regional Manager in various regions of Garanti BBVA in Istanbul. After the establishment of Garanti BBVA Mortgage in October 2007, he was appointed General Manager of Garanti BBVA Mortgage. After having served as the General Manager of Garanti BBVA Pension & Life since August 1, 2012, Mr. Onaran was appointed Executive Vice President of Garanti BBVA in charge of SME Banking on January 1, 2017. Mr. Onaran is Chairman of the Board of Directors at Garanti BBVA Fleet, Vice Chairman at Garanti BBVA Mortgage and Board Member at Garanti BBVA Pension & Life, Garanti BBVA Leasing, Garanti BBVA Technology, Garanti BBVA Factoring and Garanti BBVA Romania and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 28 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Onaran’s areas of responsibility are SME Medium & Large Enterprise Banking and SME Small Enterprise Banking Marketing.

 

Ali Temel

Ali Temel

Executive Vice President
Chief Credit Risk Officer

Ali Temel earned his undergraduate degree from Boğaziçi University Department of Electric-Electronic Engineering and started his carrier in banking in 1990 at a private bank. Mr. Temel joined Garanti BBVA in 1997 and after working as the Senior Vice President in charge of Cash Management and Commercial Banking departments, he served as the Executive Vice President responsible of Commercial Banking between 1999-2001 and as the Executive Vice President responsible of Loans between 2001-2012. On December 10, 2015, Mr. Temel was appointed as the Chief Credit Risk Officer. Furthermore, Mr. Temel is Vice Chairman of Garanti BBVA Leasing and Garanti BBVA Factoring, Board Member of Garanti BBVA SA (Romania) and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 28 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Temel’s areas of responsibility are Wholesale Risk, Retail Risk, Corporate Credits & Project Finance Restructuring, Commercial Credits Restructuring; Risk Planning, Monitoring and Reporting; Risk Analytics, Technology and Innovation; Regional Loans Coordination.

 

Osman Tüzün

Osman Tüzün

Executive Vice President
Human Resources and Support Services 

Osman Tüzün graduated from the Middle East Technical University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and earned his MBA from Bilkent University. He started his banking career in 1992 and served in various branches and head office departments for 7 years. He joined Garanti BBVA in 1999 as the Senior Vice President responsible for Branchless Banking. Between the years 2000-2005, he served as the Senior Vice President of Retail Banking. During 2005-2008, he was the CEO of a private sector company. In 2008, Mr. Tüzün returned to Garanti BBVA as the Coordinator responsible for Human Resources and on August 19, 2015 he was appointed to his current post. Mr. Tüzün is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Garanti BBVA Retirement and Provident Fund Foundation and Board Member and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 26 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr.Tüzün’s areas of responsibility are Human Resources, Learning and Development, Construction and Premises, Purchasing and Corporate Security.

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Please find below the disclosures dated March 01, 2017:

Hüsnü Erel, who is in charge of Technology, Operations, Central Marketing and Product Development, has decided to retire after 24 years in Garanti BBVA and resigned from his duties in our Bank as of February 28, 2018. In accordance with the Board of Directors’ resolution dated March 1, 2018, İlker Kuruöz was appointed as the Executive Vice President in charge of Engineering and Data and will begin his duties following the provision of relevant legal approvals. Furthermore, Recep Baştuğ, who is in charge of Commercial Banking, has resigned from his duties, effective from March 31,2018. Following his resignation, our Bank’s organizational chart will be structured in the upcoming period.

Please find below the disclosure dated December 27, 2017:

Mr. Gökhan Erün, the Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President of our Bank in charge of Corporate Banking and Treasury will be resigning from his position as of January 15, 2018. Following Mr. Erün’s departure subject to completion of mandatory legal procedures Ms. Ebru Dildar Edin, Executive Vice President of our Bank currently in charge of Project Finance shall assume these responsibilities and shall become the Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate Banking, Project Finance and Treasury.