Corporate Crisis and Business Continuity Management Committee

Duties of the Committee during the crisis:

  • Manages all the crisis situations that the bank will face, regardless of the nature of the event, For this purpose, coordinates and integrates all parties that need to respond to the crisis.
  • Activated by the President. If the President considers the situation as a crisis after a preliminary analysis of the situation, he formally calls the committee to a meeting. 
  • Requests information from the incident management teams about the situation.
  • Makes the necessary decisions to manage the crisis effectively.
  • Manages the crisis by giving instructions to the teams responsible for implementing the decisions taken, coordinates the relevant business areas, monitors the actions taken and the results of the decisions.
  • Officially declares to all relevant stakeholders when the crisis is over,. This statement is made by the chairman of the committee
  • Uses lessons learned during crisis management to improve crisis management plans.

The Committee's duties under normal circumstances:

  • Provides support and guidance for the creation of business continuity management plans.
  • Provides support, and guidance for the establishment of the business continuity policy and business continuity program, which determines the Bank's business continuity vision and principles, in line with the Bank's strategic objectives. Provides support, and guidance for the progress of the business continuity management program in line with policies and objectives.
  • Evaluates and approves the test and exercise schedule and test methods determined within the scope of business continuity. Evaluates the test reports and provides support for the necessary improvements for the identified development areas.
  • Evaluates the internal and external audit outputs for the business continuity program and determines the priorities of the development areas identified in the reports.
  • Evaluates and approves the recovery solutions determined within the scope of business continuity management program within the determined budget.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness, suitability and adequacy of the business continuity program.
  • Ensures compliance with business continuity management policies, standards, risk reduction controls and procedures throughout the Bank.  
  • Encourages the adoption and implementation of the roles and responsibilities determined in the business continuity policy within the bank organization.  
  • Enables the spread of business continuity culture and awareness within the bank.  
  • Participates in trainings and plan exercises in order to increase the maturity level in crisis preparation and rapid response.

Meeting Frequency: The Committee meets once a year.
Number of Meetings in 2020: 1

Committee Members 

Committee Members Committee Members' Titles
Recep Baştuğ CEO / Board Member
İlker Kuruöz Engineering & Data EVP
Dr. M. Cüneyt Sezgin Board Member
Aydın Düren Board Member
Işıl Akdemir Evlioğlu Customer Solutions & Digital Banking EVP
Didem Dinçer Başer Talent & Culture EVP
Aydın Güler Finance & Treasury EVP
Ebru Dildar Edin Corporate, Investment Banking & Global Markets EVP
Mahmut Akten Retail Banking EVP
Selahattin Güldü Commercial Banking EVP
Cemal Onaran SME Banking EVP
Ali Temel Chief Credit Risk Officer
Ferda Özge TC - Infrastructure & Communication EVP
Feridun Aktaş TC - Corporate Security EVP
Şebnem İpekçi TC - Strategy & Control EVP
Reha Emekli TC - Markets, CIB & Payment Systems EVP
Fatih Bektaşoğlu TC - Digital Bank., Customer Exp., Architecture EVP
Eray Kaya TC - Banking Applications EVP
Özgür Tüzemen TC - Data & Advanced Analytic EVP
Kutluhan Apaydın TC - CFE & Financial Companies EVP
Emre Kunt  TC - Application Operations EVP
Özlem Ernart Head of Risk Management
Cevdet Yılmaz TC - Application Services Resilience Management Unit Manager
Şebnem Arasıl TC - Business Continuity Manager