IT Strategy Committee

It is the committee in which the strategies are planned and followed during the year are determined, responsibles are assigned to these strategies and the current status of the strategic projects are discussed.


After the Strategic Plan is established, IT Strategy Committee assigns EVPs and unit managers in order to prepare tactical plans for the strategic plan. The process of forming a Strategic Plan is repeated in each year of activity.

Taking into consideration the Bank's business strategy and the organizational structure within the Garanti BBVA Technology, IT Strategy Committee is responsible for advising large investments together with the establishment of the necessary management and organizational structure in order to achieve the IT targets established in line with the business objectives.

The Comittee's responsibilities are;

  • Determining the next year's Engineering & Data strategies / focus areas
  • Identifing responsible EVPs and unit managers for these strategies
  • At the second meeting to be held during the year, discussing the latest status of the projects and action plans.

Meeting Frequency: The Committee meets twice in a year, also meets quarterly for follow up (PSM)
Number of Meetings in 2020: 1

Committee Members 

Committee Members Committee Members' Titles
Recep Baştuğ CEO / Board Member
İlker Kuruöz Engineering & Data EVP
Mahmut Akten Retail Banking EVP
Cemal Onaran SME Banking EVP
Selahattin Güldü Commercial Banking EVP
Ebru Dildar Edin Corporate, Investment Banking & Global Markets EVP
Işıl Akdemir Evlioğlu Customer Solutions & Digital Banking EVP
Didem Dinçer Başer Talent & Culture EVP
Aydın Güler Finance & Treasury EVP
Aydın Düren Board Member
Ali Temel Chief Credit Risk Officer
Eray Kaya TC - Banking Applications EVP
Fatih Bektaşoğlu TC - Digital Bank., Customer Exp., Architecture EVP
Ferda Özge TC - Infrastructure & Communication EVP
Kutluhan Apaydın TC - CFE & Financial Companies EVP
Özgür Tüzemen TC - Data & Advanced Analytic EVP
Reha Emekli TC - Markets, CIB & Payment Systems EVP
Emre Kunt TC - Application Operations EVP
Feridun Aktaş TC - Corporate Security EVP
Şebnem İpekçi TC - Strategy & Control EVP
İlker Yavaş Abacus Operation Center Director
Tolga Haliler Organization & Process Development Director
Korcan Demircioğlu Customer Security & Trans. Risk Management Director
Seval Demirkılıç TC - Project And Agile Method Management Unit Manager