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Board of Directors

Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan was born in İstanbul in 1977. He received his Bachelor degree from the Electronics Engineering Department of İstanbul University Faculty of Engineering; Faculty of Law of Bahçeşehir University and Diplomatic Studies of Oxford University - St Antony’s School. He completed his Master’s Degree at Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Communications Engineering Department of Technical University of Munich and at Biomedical Engineering Department of İstanbul University Institute of Science and Technology. He also received his PhD on Biomedical Engineering at the İstanbul University Institute of Science and Technology. Starting his career in İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 1995, Mr. Sayan worked in private companies in Turkey, Germany and USA in the fields of chip manufacturing, cell phone design and R&D after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree. He carried out studies in entrepreneurship by working under the initiative of Silicon Valley and he gave lectures on Information Law and New Trends in Informatics in many universities in Turkey and Germany. Ömer Fatih Sayan has given many lectures in conferences about research subjects and he has many articles published in scientific journals. He carried out his duty as Advisor to the Prime Minister and Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister between the years of 2007 and 2014. He has worked as Information and Communications Technologies Authority (ICTA) Chairman from June 2015 to July 2018. He has been assigned as the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure on July 21, 2018. He is married and father of 3. He speaks English, German and French.

Eyüp Engin joined Akbank in 1978 as an Assistant Internal Auditor. Following his auditing assignment, Eyüp Engin served as Department Head in Treasury, International Banking and Overseas Financial Institutions. He was appointed as the Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate Banking in 1996 and after 1998, Engin continued to serve as Executive Vice President in charge of International Banking and Overseas Financial Institutions Marketing.

Eyüp Engin was appointed to the position of Head of Internal Audit in 2007 and during 2007-2019 he served on Boards of Directors of Bank’s subsidiaries as the President of Audit Committee. He is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Engin was elected as Executive Board Member in March 2019.

Additionally, Eyüp Engin is a Board Member of TT Mobil İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. and TTNET A.Ş. and also Chairman of Argela Yazılım ve Bilişim Teknolojileri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Chief Advisor of President, Economist, Financial Analyst, Banker, Journalist, Columnist. He worked as economy commentator in Kanal 6, Kanal E and CNN Türk and columnist in Radikal, Vatan, Referans and HaberTürk. He was the producer and the presenter of Parametre and Finans Analiz TV programs. He also worked as a lecturer in Doğuş University. Between 2009 and 2012, he was the Chief Production Director of HaberTürk TV, economy commentator in Bloomberg TR and columnist in HaberTürk Newspaper. Between 2012 and 2013, he was the Chief Production Director of 24 TV and columnist in Star Newspaper. He continued to present the TV discussion program “Sansürsüz” in 24 TV, transferring from HaberTürk TV. He has served as the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor between July, 2013 and August 2014 and has been serving as Chief Advisor of President since August 2014. He was graduated from Galatasaray High School and Bilkent University, Faculty of Banking and Finance. He studied for master degree in Sorbonne University. He speaks English and French.

Can Yücel was born in Ankara in 1978 and graduated from Middle East Technical University with a bachelors degree in Economics in 1999. He started his business life as an auditor in T. İş Bankası A.Ş. and in his 20 years of service for İş Bankası, he mainly worked on monitoring, underwriting and project finance in the Corporate Loans Department of the Bank. He also served as a member of Board of Directors in several subsidiaries of İş Bankası and following his duty as the department head in Corporate Loans Underwriting Division, he’s currently heading Başkent Corporate Branch in Ankara. Can Yücel is married and he is fluent in English.

Selim Dursun was born in İstanbul in 1957. He was graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of Istanbul Yıldız Technical University in 1980. He worked in the private sector as Mechanical Engineer and served in executive positions between the years of 1980-2002. He served as Advisor to Minister in the Ministry of Transport between 2003-2005, as Executive Assistant of Ministry of Transport between 2005-2011, as General Manager and Chairman in TÜDEMSAŞ between 2011-2012 and as Advisor to the Minister in Ministry of Transport between the years of 2012-2015. He was elected as a Member of Parliament from Sivas province in the 25th and 26th Parliaments of Turkey. In the same period, he worked as the Chair of Peru Friendship Group of Parliament of the Republic of Turkey. He carried out various social activities in Non-Governmental Organizations as chairman, manager and member. He served as a Board Member of the Taekwondo Federation between 2004-2007, as the Chairman of Transportation Sports Club Association between 2006-2015 and as the president of Sivas Demirspor Club between the years of 2011-2012. He has been working as the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey since July 2018. He is married and father of 4.

Nureddin Nebati was born in Viranşehir, Şanlıurfa on January 1st, 1964.

He is a political scientist. He studied at the Department of Public Administration the Faculty of Social Sciences, İstanbul University. He took his Master’s Degree in International Relations at the Institute of Social Sciences, İstanbul University. He took his PhD in Political Science and Public Administration at the Institute of Social Sciences, Kocaeli University. He gave lectures in political science, Turkish politics, state and political sociology at a variety of universities.

He is a businessman with a background in textile business. He served as a Board Member of MÜSİAD (Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association) and a Member of the Disciplinary Board at İstanbul Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a Member of MÜSİAD’s High Advisory Board. He continues to act as a Member of the Alumni Foundation and Association of the Faculty of Social Sciences at İstanbul University, the Society of Scientific Dissemination, Ensar, TÜGVA, ÖNDER, UTESAV, TDED, BEK, IDD, IDV and similar foundations and associations.

He is currently the President of the Foundation UTEV and the Turkish President of the Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform, and a Member of the Scientific Board at Opinion Center for Esenler Municipality.

He was elected as a Member of the AK Party’s Central Decision Board at its 4th Ordinary Congress. He also served as the president of AK Party’s Central Financial and Administrative Affairs and the Deputy Party Leader.

He was elected as a Member of the Parliament for İstanbul in the 24th term, for Şanlıurfa in the 25th term and for İstanbul once again in the 26th term.

Nureddin Nebati has taken office as Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Treasury And Finance as of September 6th, 2018.

He speaks English fluently, and knows some Arabic. Mr. Nebati is married and father of 4.

Avni 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, Garanti Mortgage Consultancy Services and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. Since June 2015, Mr. Düren also serves as the Corporate Secretary of the Bank. With 29 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Düren’s areas of responsibility are Legal Advisory Services, Litigation Services, Garanti Payment Systems Legal Services, Legal Operation Services and Legal Collections.​

Mr. Aclan Acar started his career in 1974. After working for the state-owned Halkbank for three years, he joined the Central Bank of Turkey in 1978 where he served in different departments until 1990. During this period Mr. Acar undertook several managerial responsibilities including establishing trading room, managing open market operations, reorganizing and managing foreign exchange transactions division of money markets and treasury department of the Central Bank.

Mr. Acar continued his career within the Doğuş Group, one of the leading conglomerates of Turkey, between September 1990-December 2018. First, he started at Garanti Bank, one of the leading private banks in the country, as the Executive Vice President in charge of Treasury and Financial Institutions. At this position, he also undertook administration of international branches and representative offices of Garanti Bank. Between 1994-1996 period, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Ekspres, then owned by the Group. Following acquisition of Ottoman Bank, the oldest and one of the most respected banks of the country, by the Doğuş Group in June 1996, Mr. Acar was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Between April 2000-December 2018, he served as a Member of Board and the Executive Committee of Doğuş Group. Between the years 2001-2005 he served as the Chairman of TANSAŞ and in the meantime as the Chairman of Garanti Insurance and Garanti Pension Company. Between January 2006-March 2018, he served as the Chairman of Doğuş Otomotiv. Between March 2018-December 2018, he served as the Chairman and CEO of Doğuş Media Group. In 2019 he established his own advisory company. Since 2019 he serves as Advisor of Global Exchange Company.

Mr. Acar took his Undergraduate degree from the Academy of Economics And Commercial Sciences in Ankara. Later on, he received his MS degree in Banking and Insurance from the same university. Between the years of 1985-1986, he attained his MA degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Enver İskurt was born in 1966 in Trabzon. Iskurt graduated from Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Construction. Iskurt, who started working as a Survey Team Engineer at the General Directorate of Highways, Van 11th Regional Directorate in 1990, worked as a control engineer, control chief and chief engineer respectively in the regions. After successfully carrying out his duties as the Director of the Highways Bridges Branch and the Head of the Highways Department (Head of the Department of Operations) in the General Directorate of Highways, Enver İskurt assumed the position of the Head of the Inspection Board. He is carrying out the Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure duty. He is married and father of 2.

The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors is 3 years.​

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