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Recep Baştuğ

Recep Baştuğ

President & CEO

Recep Baştuğ graduated from Çukurova University Faculty of Economics. He started his career in Garanti BBVA Internal Audit Department in 1989. Mr. Baştuğ worked as Corporate Branch Manager during 1995-1999, Commercial Regional Manager during 1999-2004, Commercial Banking Coordinator during 2004-2012, and served as an EVP of Commercial Banking and Consumer Finance during 2013-2018. After serving in various capacities on a number of Board of Directors at one of Turkey’s largest industrial groups, on September 6, 2019, he was appointed as the Board Member, President & CEO at Garanti BBVA. 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, Garanti BBVA Factoring, Garanti BBVA Leasing, Garanti 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. Baştuğ has 30 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 S.A. (Romania), Garanti BBVA Securities, Garanti Payment Systems, Garanti BBVA Technology and Garanti BBVA Pension. He is also a Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 21 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Akten’s areas of responsibility are Retail Banking Marketing, Mass Banking Marketing, Affluent Banking Marketing and Customer Finance.

Didem Dinçer Başer

Didem Dinçer Başer

Executive Vice President
Talent and Culture

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 served as the Executive Vice President responsible for Customer Solutions and Digital Banking between the years 2012-2020. On February 29, 2020, Ms. Başer was appointed as the Executive Vice President responsible for Talent and Culture and she is also Vice Chairman of Garanti BBVA Pension, Board Member of Garanti Payment Systems and Garanti BBVA Technology, and Board Member and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 25 years of experience in banking and business administration, Ms. Başer’s areas of responsibility are Talent and Culture Front, Talent Solutions and Compensation Discipline, Talent and Culture Business Execution, Talent and Culture Projects, Internal Communications and Culture Discipline, Construction and Premises Discipline and Corporate Physical Security. /p>

 

Aydın Düren

Aydın Düren

Board Member
Legal Services

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. Mr. Düren has been appointed as a Board Member and Audit Committee Member on 17 June 2020. Furthermore, Mr. Düren is Vice Chairman of Garantibank International N.V. and T. Garanti Bankası A.Ş. Pension and Provident Fund Foundation, and Board Member of Garanti Payment Systems and Garanti Mortgage and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. Since June 2015, Mr. Düren also serves as the Corporate Secretary of the Bank. With 28 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Düren’s areas of responsibility are Legal Advisory Services, Legal Collections, Litigation, Garanti Payment Systems Legal Services, Legal Operations, Wholesale Recovery and Retail Collections.

Ebru Dildar Edin

Ebru Dildar Edin

Executive Vice President
Corporate, Investment Banking and Global Markets

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, Board Member 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 S.A. (Romania). With 26 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, Financial Institutions, Corporate & Investment Banking Strategy, Analysis & Coordination, Investment Banking and Finance, and Sustainability.

 

Aydın Güler

Aydın Güler

Executive Vice President
 Finance and Treasury

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 Treasury and he is furthermore the Vice Chairman of Garanti BBVA Fleet, Board Member of Garanti BBVA Leasing, Garanti BBVA Mortgage, Garanti BBVA Pension and Provident Fund Foundation and Garanti BBVA Pension and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 29 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Güler’s areas of responsibility are Assets & Liabilities Management, Financial Management, Financial Data, Performance Management and Budget Planning, CostManagement and Efficiency, Investor Relations, Financial Reporting and Accounting, Finance Projects, Purchasing Department and Credit Cards, 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 as 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 28 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Kuruöz’s areas of responsibility are Garanti BBVA Technology Center, Banking Disciplines, Data & Business Analytics, Core Units, Organization and Business Process Engineering, Corporate Security, Customer Security and Transaction Risk Management and Abacus Operation Center.

 

Cemal Onaran

Cemal Onaran

Executive Vice President
Commercial 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, since 2012, and Executive Vice President of Garanti BBVA in charge of SME Banking since 2017, Mr. Onaran was appointed as the Executive Vice President responsible from Commercial Banking as of February 2021. Mr. Onaran also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Garanti BBVA Fleet, Vice Chairman at Garanti BBVA Mortgage and Board Member at Garanti BBVA Pension, Garanti BBVA Leasing, Garanti BBVA Technology, Garanti BBVA Factoring and Garanti BBVA S.A. (Romania) and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 30 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Onaran’s areas of responsibility are Commercial Banking Anatolian Marketing and Commercial Banking Istanbul Marketing.

 

Sibel Kaya

Sibel Kaya

Executive Vice President
SME Banking

Sibel Kaya has a bachelor’s degree from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, department of City and Regional Planning. She started her career in Garanti BBVA, as a Management Trainee, in 1997. She held various positions in Commercial Banking Department between 1998-2005, served as Branch Manager and Commercial Branch Manager in various branches between 2005-2016, worked as the Regional Manager in Aegean Region between 2016-2018. After having served as the Human Resources Director between 2018-2021, as of February 2021, she was appointed as Executive Vice President of Garanti BBVA in charge of SME Banking. With 23 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mrs. Kaya’s areas of responsibility are SME Medium & Large Enterprise Banking and SME Small Enterprise Banking Marketing.

Murat Atay

Murat Atay

Executive Vice President
Chief Credit Risk Officer

Murat Atay, graduated from Middle East Technical University Department of Political Science and Public Administration, earned his master’s degree in in Accounting from Yeditepe University, and holds a doctoral degree in Banking and Finance from Istanbul Okan University. Starting his career as a corporate and credit analyst at Garanti BBVA, he worked as a Corporate Branch Manager between 2000-2009, and as the General Manager of Garanti BBVA Romania between 2009-2012. During this time he also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Motoractive, Ralfi and Domenia companies. After having served as the General Manager of Garanti BBVA Mortgage between 2021-2020, as of January 2021, he was appointed as Chief Credit Risk Officer. With 27 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Atay’s areas of responsibility are Wholesale Risk, Retail Risk, Corporate & Commercial Loans Restructuring; Risk Planning, Monitoring and Reporting; Risk Analytics, Technology and Innovation; Regional Loans Coordination.

 

Işıl Akdemir Evlioğlu

Işıl Akdemir Evlioğlu

Executive Vice President
Client Solutions

Işıl Akdemir Evlioğlu graduated from Bilkent University Department of Economics and earned her graduate degree in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management. She started her career in 2003 as a Consultant at a global consulting firm where she last served as a Junior Partner between 2003-2012 before joining Garanti BBVA. Ms. Akdemir Evlioğlu served as the Vice President of Marketing at Garanti Payment Systems between 2012-2017 and as the CEO from January, 2017 to February, 2020. On February 29, 2020, Ms. Akdemir Evlioğlu was appointed as the Executive Vice President in charge of Customer Solutions and Digital Banking. In addition, Ms. Akdemir Evlioğlu serves as Vice Chairman of Garanti Payment Systems. With 16 years of experience in banking and business administration Ms. Akdemir Evlioğlu’s areas of responsibility are Digital Banking, Client Digital Solutions, Corporate Brand Management and Marketing Communication, Customer Experience and Satisfaction, Insurance and Pension Coordination, Customer Contact Center and Customer Analytics, Innovation and Product Development.