IT Strategy Committee

Type of Committee: Main committee

Subcommittee Type: Legal / Approved by Board Members

Committee's Aim / Responsibilities: It is the committee in which the strategies are planned and followed during the year are determined, responsible 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 Committee’s responsibilities are;

  • Determining the next year's Engineering & Data strategies / focus areas
  • Identifying 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.

Committee History: Established on 15 February 2019.

Meeting Frequency: The Committee meets twice in a year.

Number of Meetings (2022): 1

Committee Members 

Committee Members Committee Members' Titles Responsibilities
Recep Baştuğ CEO / Board Member President
İlker Kuruöz Engineering & Data EVP President
Ceren Acer Kezik Retail Banking EVP Member
Sibel Kaya SME Banking EVP Member
Cemal Onaran Commercial Banking EVP Member
Mahmut Akten Corporate, Investment Banking & Global Markets EVP Member
Işıl Akdemir Evlioğlu Client Solutions & Digital Banking EVP Member
Tuba Köseoğlu Okçu Talent & Culture EVP Member
Aydın Güler Finance & Treasury EVP Member
Aydın Düren Independent Board Member Member
Murat Atay Chief Credit Risk Officer Member
Fatih Bektaşoğlu GT – Technology Center Director Member
Eray Kaya GT – Banking Application Director Member
Ferda Özge GT – Infrastructure and Communication Director Member
Kutluhan Apaydın GT – Corporate Solutions & Financial Companies Director Member
Özgür Tüzemen GT - Data & Advanced Analytic Unit Manager Member
Mustafa Şen GT – Payment Systems Director Member
Emre Kunt GT - Service Resilience & Continuity Director Member
Feridun Aktaş GT - Corporate Security Unit Manager Member
Şebnem İpekçi GT - Strategy & Control Unit Manager Member
İlker Yavaş Abacus Operation Center Director Member
Tolga Haliler Organization & Process Development Director Member
Korcan Demircioğlu Customer Security & Trans. Risk Management Director Member
Seval Demirkılıç GT - Project And Agile Method Management Unit Manager Member