Management Structure


Board of Directors
Chairman Adnan Bali DETAIL

Adnan Bali

Chairman

Adnan Bali was born in 1962 in İslahiye.

His banking career began in 1986 at İşbank by joining the Board of Inspectors as Assistant Inspector after graduating from Middle East Technical University in Ankara with a BS degree in Economics in 1986.

After working at various managerial positions at İşbank, Mr. Adnan Bali was promoted to the post of Deputy Chief Executive in 2006. Having served as the Chief Executive Officer of İşbank since 1 April 2011, Mr. Bali has been elected as the Chairperson of İşbank as of 1 April 2021. Throughout his career, Mr. Bali has attended to various training programs held abroad, including an executive program at Harvard Business School in Boston Massachusetts.

Having served as TSKB’s Chairperson of the Board of Directors between 2011 and 2017, Mr. Bali has been reelected as of 31 March 2021.

Vice Chairman of the Board Ece Börü DETAIL

Ece Börü

Vice Chairman of the Board

Ece Börü was born in İstanbul  in 1966 and graduated from Management Engineering Department of İstanbul Technical University in 1988. Ms. Börü joined TSKB as an assistant specialist in Financial Control Department in 1989. She was promoted to Head of Financial Control in 2000 and to Head of Board of Internal Auditors in 2006. Between 2013-2020, Ms. Börü served as the Executive Vice President. As of 25 August 2020, Ms. Börü has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of Board of Directors of TSKB

Board Member, Chief Executive Officer Murat Bilgiç DETAIL

Murat Bilgiç

Board Member, Chief Executive Officer

Born in Ankara in 1968, Mr. Murat Bilgiç graduated from METU - Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations and received his master’s degree in Money-Banking-Finance at the University of Birmingham. He completed the Management Program at Manchester Business School and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Murat Bilgiç started his career in 1990 as Assistant Inspector at the Board of Inspectors of Türkiye İş Bankası. After serving as Vice Manager, Unit Manager and Head of Corporate Loans Allocation Department, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Türkiye İş Bankası on March 25, 2016. As of 07.04.2022 Mr. Murat Bilgiç will serve as CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of TSKB.

Board Member Murat Doğan DETAIL

Murat Doğan

Board Member

Murat Doğan was born in Samsun in 1977 and graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a BSc in Industrial Engineering in 2000. Following his graduation, he joined İşbank as an Assistant Specialist in Subsidiaries Division. Mr. Doğan was promoted as Division Head in the Subsidiaries Division in 2022. Since 7th of January 2022, he has been a member of TSKB’s Board of Directors.

Board Member Bahattin Özarslantürk DETAIL

Bahattin Özarslantürk

Board Member

Born in 1971, Mr. Özarslantürk graduated from İstanbul University, department of Business Administration. He started his professional career in 1994 at Türkiye İş Bankası Zincirlikuyu Branch as assistant loan specialist. Özarslantürk, who continued to work as a Specialist in the Risk Management Department in 2000, became Assistant Manager in the Corporate Loans Department in 2002 and the Regional Manager in the same department in 2006. He serves as Hadımköy Commercial Branch Manager in 2009, Güneşli Corporate Branch Manager in 2011, Commercial Loans Allocation Manager in 2013 and Başkent Corporate Branch Manager in 2017. Finally, he was appointed as Istanbul Corporate Branch Manager on January 30, 2020. Mr. Özarslantürk was elected as a member of TSKB’s Board of Directors in 24 August 2020.

Independent Board Member Mithat Rende DETAIL

Mithat Rende

Independent Board Member

Born in 1953 in Antakya, Mithat Rende graduated from the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Ankara. After graduation he worked in the Ministry of Commerce and then was admitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he held posts in Damascus, Rome, Brussels (NATO), Sofia, Vienna (OSCE) and London. Ambassador Rende also served as the Director of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry after completing the post-graduate program in Security and International Relations at the London-Royal College of Defence Studies. In 2005 he was appointed as Deputy Director General of Energy Environment and Water Affairs, served as Chairman of the Trade and Transit Working Group of the Energy Charter Conference in Brussels between 2005 and 2008, and was appointed as Ambassador to Doha (Qatar) in 2007. Ambassador Rende served as Director General of Multilateral Economic Affairs and Turkey’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change between 2010-2013. He was also a member on the Turkish Nuclear Energy Commission during the same period. Ambassador Rende was appointed as the OECD Permanent Representative of Turkey in 2013, and was elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the OECD in 2014. He retired in 2016 and since April 4, 2017 has been a member of the TSKB Board of Directors.

Board Member Abdi Serdar Üstünsalih DETAIL

Abdi Serdar Üstünsalih

Board Member

Mr. Üstünsalih, born in 1963 in Trabzon, began his career as an associate in 1991 at VakıfBank. After having served as manager in various branches and departments at VakıfBank, he served as the Head of IT, Retail Banking, Banking Operations, Basic Banking Application Development departments. Mr. Üstünsalih became Executive Vice President in July 2018 and he has been CEO and Executive Board Member of VakıfBank since May 27, 2019. Moreover, Mr. Üstünsalih is Board member of the Banks Association of Turkey and the Chairman of Güneş Sigorta A.Ş. Mr Üstünsalih has been elected as TSKB Board Member in 25 June 2019.

Independent Board Member Gamze Yalçın DETAIL

Gamze Yalçın

Independent Board Member

Gamze Yalçın has a BSc degree in Economics from the Middle East Technical University. She also holds a master’s degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham, UK. She attended to the Advanced Management Program (AMP193) in Harvard Business School in 2017. Ms. Yalçın started her professional career at İşbank as a business analyst in 1993 and has served in various functions of the Bank. She worked in the establishment and implementation of risk management systems and processes as a risk manager. Ms. Yalçın was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive in charge of Financial Institutions and Investor Relations on November 28, 2017. Gamze Yalçın was appointed as an TSKB Board Member on April 18, 2019. Due to being a member of the Bank’s Audit Committee, Ms. Yalçın is an independent board member.

Board Member Hüseyin Yalçın DETAIL

Hüseyin Yalçın

Board Member

Hüseyin Yalçın who was born in Konya in 1947 holds a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Administrative Sciences at the Middle East Technical University. He served as an Inspector, Assistant Manager and Branch Manager at Ziraat Bank between 1977 and 1990. From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Yalçın served as a Deputy General Manager and General Manager Consultant at Development Bank of Turkey. After the transfer of banks to Savings Deposit Insurance Fund, he served as a Senior Deputy General Manager at Yurtbank, as a Deputy General Manager at Sümerbank, as a Deputy General Manager at Kent Portföy and as the General Manager Consultant at Toprakbank from 2000 until 2002. He was elected as a member of the Board of Directors at İşbank in 2011 and worked for 6 years in same position. Hüseyin Yalçın was elected as a member of the Board of Directors at Milli Reasürans between 2017 and 2018. Since 6 April 2018, Mr. Yalçın has been a TSKB Board Member.

Board Member Cengiz Yavilioğlu DETAIL

Cengiz Yavilioğlu

Board Member

Cengiz Yavilioğlu, Economist Dr., holds a degree in Public Administration from Istanbul University. Mr. Yavilioğlu completed his master's degree in International Finance at Istanbul University and his doctoral studies in International Economics at Cumhuriyet University. He worked as a Research Assistant at Cumhuriyet University Department of Economics, later as Visiting Professor at The Turkish National Police Academy Faculty of Security Sciences, and as Deputy Chairman of Trustees at Rauf Denktaş University.

Mr. Yavilioğlu worked as the Head of the Finance and Fund Management Department at the Privatization Administration. He also served as Chairman and/or Board Member at the following companies: the Black Sea Copper Enterprises AŞ, Turkey Maritime Organization AŞ, TEDAŞ Meram Electricity Distribution AŞ, TEDAŞ Çamlıbel Electricity Distribution AŞ, Ankara Doğal Electricity Generation and Trade AŞ, TÜPRAŞ and Turkey Sugar Factories AŞ.

He was elected as the 24th term AK Party Erzurum deputy. He served as the Deputy Chairman in charge of Economic Affairs in Justice and Development Party, a Member of the Plan and Budget Committee of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, and as a Member of the Coups and Memoranda Research Committee. He also worked as the Deputy Minister of Finance in the 64th and 65th Governments. He has been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Treasury and Finance on January 30, 2021. Cengiz Yavilioğlu was appointed as a TSKB Board Member on March 25, 2021.

Board Member Celal Caner Yıldız DETAIL

Celal Caner Yıldız

Board Member

Born in Antalya in 1981, C. Caner Yıldız graduated with a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Hacettepe University in 2003. He started his professional career at İşbank as an assistant specialist in Corporate Loans Division. During his 18 years of service at the bank he mainly served in underwriting and project finance departments for the corporate lending business. Mr. Yıldız was promoted as Division Head in the Project Finance Division as of January, 2022. As of April 7, 2022, Mr. Yıldız was elected as a Member of TSKB Board of Directors.

Senior Management
Chief Executive Officer, Board Member Murat Bilgiç DETAIL

Murat Bilgiç

Chief Executive Officer, Board Member

Born in Ankara in 1968, Murat Bilgiç graduated from METU - Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations in 1990, and received his master's degree in Money-Banking and Finance at The University of Birmingham. He completed the Management Program at Manchester Business School and Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Murat Bilgiç started his career in 1990 as an Assistant Inspector at the Board of Inspectors of Türkiye İş Bankası. After serving as Vice Manager, Unit Manager and Head of Corporate Loans Allocation Department, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Türkiye İş Bankası on 25 March 2016. As of April 2022, Mr. Bilgiç has appointed as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of Boards of Directors of TSKB.

Executive Vice President Meral Murathan DETAIL

Meral Murathan

Executive Vice President

Meral Murathan was born in Erzurum in 1977, and graduated from the department of Economics at Boğaziçi University. She started her career in TSKB Treasury Department in 1998. After serving in a variety of roles and positions, she was promoted as Head of Financial Institutions in 2012. Meral Murathan promoted to Executive Vice President position in 1 April 2019. She has been currently in charge of Financial Institutions and Investor Relations, Development Finance Institutions, Loan Monitoring, Treasury and Corporate Communications Departments.

Executive Vice President Özlem Bağdatlı DETAIL

Özlem Bağdatlı

Executive Vice President

Born in Çanakkale in 1974, Özlem Bağdatlı graduated from the Faculty of Law at Marmara University in 1995. She started her career in the private sector in 1998. Beginning her career at TSKB as a Specialized Lawyer in 2003, Bağdatlı held various positions at the Directorate of Legal Affairs between 2003 and 2021. Appointed as Executive Vice President on 1 May 2022, Bağdatlı is currently working as the Executive Vice President responsible for the Departments of Legal Affairs, Human Resources, and Pension and Assistance Funds. She also acts as the Rapporteur of the Board of Directors.

Executive Vice President Hasan Hepkaya DETAIL

Hasan Hepkaya

Executive Vice President

Hasan Hepkaya was born in Samsun in 1981, and graduated from the department of Business Administration at Hacettepe University. He started his career in Garanti Leasing in 2003. After serving in a variety of roles and positions in Corporate Banking and Project Finance Departments in TSKB between 2005 - 2014, he was promoted as Head of Project Finance and Head of Corporate Banking respectively between 2014-2018. As of 1 April 2019, Hasan Hepkaya has been appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate Banking Marketing, Project Finance, Corporate Banking Sales, Economic Research, Financial and Technical Advisory and Advisory Services Departments.

Executive Vice President Hakan Aygen DETAIL

Hakan Aygen

Executive Vice President

Hakan Aygen was born in Konya in 1965 and graduated from Management Engineering Department of İstanbul Technical University. Mr. Aygen started his professional career in non-financial sector in 1989. He joined TSKB in 1995 as an assistant specialist in the Financial Analysis Department and completed his master’s degree on Management and Organization at the Marmara University in 1996. Mr. Aygen was appointed to Head of Corporate Finance Department in 2006 and promoted to Group Head in 2011. Having received his Accounting Finance doctorate degree from Marmara University in 2013, he was promoted as Executive Vice President on November 28, 2013. Mr. Aygen has currently been in charge of  Loans Allocation, Loan Analysis and Specialized Loans and Engineering Departments.

Executive Vice President Engin Topaloğlu DETAIL

Engin Topaloğlu

Executive Vice President

Engin Topaloğlu was born in Pazar/Rize in 1971. He holds BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University, and PhD degree in Finance and Banking from Kadir Has University. Working as a research assistant at Bilkent University between 1993 and 1995, Engin Topaloğlu started working in the finance sector as a member of the Board of Inspectors at İşbank. Serving as an Assistant Manager and Group Manager in the Budget and Planning Department of this institution between 2004 - 2008, Engin Topaloğlu was appointed as the Head of the Corporate Architecture Department in 2008, the Manager of Gebze Branch in 2011, the Head of Retail Banking Marketing Department in 2015 and the Manager of London Branch in 2016.

He served as a member of the board of directors at İş Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş., İşNet Telekomünikasyon A.Ş., Erişim Müşteri Hizmetleri A.Ş., the Turkish-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and as vice chairman of the board of directors at Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik A.Ş. Working as the Executive Vice President for Inspection, Risk Management and Internal Control at the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey since August 2021, Engin Topaloğlu holds the Chartered Finance Analyst certificate issued by the CFA Institute.

Executive Vice President Aziz Ferit Eraslan DETAIL

Aziz Ferit Eraslan

Executive Vice President

Aziz Ferit Eraslan was born in Istanbul in 1969. Following his graduation from the Public Administration Department of Orta Doğu Technical University in 1991, he completed the MT Banking School of Ziraat Bank. In 1992, Mr. Eraslan started his professional career at Isbank's Board of Inspectors. He completed his master’s degree at the Stirling University of Scotland between 1996-1997. At the Accounting Department of Isbank, Mr. Eraslan was appointed as Deputy Manager in 2000 and as Group Manager in 2003. Between 2007 and 2012, he was positioned as the Department Head at the Accounting Deparment, name of which was in time transformed to Financial Management Department. Between 2013 and 2015, Mr. Eraslan was in charge of Chief Executive Officer position at Closed Joint Stock Company Işbank. In October 2015, he was appointed as Executive Vice President who is responsible for Board of Inspectors, Risk Management and Internal Control Departments at TSKB. In September 2020, he was appointed as Executive Vice President who is responsible for Financial Control, Budget Planning, Corporate Compliance, Treasury and Capital Markets Operations, Loan Operations Departments.

Executive Vice President Poyraz Koğacıoğlu DETAIL

Poyraz Koğacıoğlu

Executive Vice President

Koğacıoğlu completed his undergraduate education at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU) and obtained his master's degree in business administration (MBA) at Koç University. During his MBA education, Koğacıoğlu joined the Bocconi University exchange program.

Having worked as a research assistant at Koç University between 2002 and 2004, Koğacıoğlu continued his career as an Equity Research Analyst at Oyak Investment from 2005 onwards. Koğacıoğlu worked as a Senior Analyst at 3 Seas Capital Partners in 2006 and as a Specialist in TAIB-PDF Corporate Finance in 2007. In the same year, Koğacıoğlu worked as a senior specialist in the corporate finance team at Ak Investment. In 2010, he assumed office as an assistant manager at the same institution.

Koğacıoğlu then transferred to the corporate finance team at Garanti Securities as a manager in 2012 and worked there as a director in M&A and IPO from 2015 to February 2019. He was appointed as Executive Vice President at Şeker Real Estate in February 2019. Poyraz Koğacıoğlu assumed office as the Executive Director at TSKB Investment Banking in May 2019. As of 1 May 2022, Poyraz Koğacıoğlu has been appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate Finance Department.

Executive Vice President Bilinç Tanağardı DETAIL

Bilinç Tanağardı

Executive Vice President

Mr. Tanağardı was born in Konya in 1973 and graduated from the department of Computer Science Engineering at Istanbul University in 1994. He started his career at Degere International and then continued his career as a Software Engineer at Sınai Yatırım Bankası in 1999. Mr. Tanağardı joined TSKB in 2002 and after serving in a variety of roles and positions in Information Technology departments, He was promoted as Head of System and Network Support Department in 2015. As of 1 May 2022, Mr. Tanağardı was appointed as Executive Vice President in charge of Application Development, Enterprise Architecture and Process Management and System and Network Support Departments.



Director Tolga Sert DETAIL

Tolga Sert

Director

Mr. Tolga Sert was born in Malatya in 1973. He graduated from METU’s Petroleum Engineering department in 1995. He continued his education by having a Master’s degree from Yeditepe University’s Business Administration department in 2003. Beginning his career as an Assistant Expert at Garanti Bank in 1995, Mr. Sert then served as a Credit and Risk Officer at Total. On December 16, 1998, he started to work as an assistant investment advisor at the Treasury department of the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB). He assumed duties at Risk Management, Financial Control, Bahrain Branch, Investor Relations and Budget and Planning departments. He was later appointed as Financial Control Manager in 2016. Appointed as a Director as of 1 May 2022, Mr. Tolga Sert is currently in charge of Financial Control, Credit Operations and Treasury and Capital Market Operations departments.

Director S. Hüseyin Gürel DETAIL

S. Hüseyin Gürel

Director

Born in 1983 in Istanbul, Seyit Hüseyin Gürel graduated from the Department of Economics at the Middle East Technical University in 2007. Starting his professional life at Industrial Development Bank of Turkey, Gurel held various positions in Financial Analysis Department between 2007 and 2015. Gurel was positioned in Corporate Banking Department in 2015. Gürel waş promoted as the Department Head of Corporate Banking Marketing in 2019 and appointed as Department Head of Advisory Services and Marketing in 2020. As of 1 May 2022, Seyit Hüseyin Gürel appointed as Director in charge of Advisory Services Sales and, Financial and Technical Advisory Department.

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