Caner Çimenbiçer

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Born in 1952, Bursa , Caner Çimenbiçer graduated from the Business Administration department of the Faculty of Administrative Sciences at Middle East Technical University in 1973. He started his professional career at Koç-Burroughs the same year. He joined İşbank in 1974 as an assistant inspector trainee on the Board of Inspectors. After holding various positions in the Bank, he was appointed as Senior Executive Vice President in 1998, and elected as Board of Directors member from 2005 to 2008 and the Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2011. Appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Anadolu Sigorta on 01 April 2011, Çimenbiçer was afterwards elected as the Chairman, on March 25, 2014. Caner Çimenbiçer served in various companies in the past ten years. Mr. Çimenbiçer was the Chairman of the Board at İzmir Demir Çelik Sanayi A.Ş. (1999-2005), Petrol Ofisi A.Ş. (2000-2005) and Petrol Ofisi Alternatif Yakıtlar Toptan Satış A.Ş. (2005). He was Deputy Chairman at Erk Petrol Yatırımları A.Ş. (2003-2005), and Petrol Ofisi Gaz İletim A.Ş. (2005), Board member at Avea İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. (2003-2005) and Chairman of the Board at Milli Reasürans T.A.Ş. (2008-2009).

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Hakan Aran

Deputy Chairman

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Born in 1968, Antakya, Hakan Aran graduated from the Middle East Technical University, Department of Computer Engineering in 1990. He started his career at İşbank as a Software Specialist Trainee the same year, where he was appointed as an Assistant Manager in 1999, andpromoted to Group Manager position in 2002. He became Software Development Manager in 2005 and was finally appointed as Deputy CEO in July 2008. Having completed his MBA on scholarship from Başkent University, Institute of Social Sciences in 2002, Hakan Aran has a master’s dissertation titled “Process Management and a Model on Information Technologies Supporting Customer-Centric Approach to Banking”. Hakan Aran is currently Chairman of Boards at SoftTech A.Ş., İş Net A.Ş. and Erişim Müşteri Hizmetleri A.Ş.

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İlhami Koç

General Manager and Director

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Born in 1963, Mr. İlhami Koç graduated from Ankara University, Department of International Relations in 1986 and started his career at İşbank as Assistant Auditor. In 1994, he was appointed as the Vice President in the Securities Department of İşbank. Following the foundation of Is Investment, he was appointed as the Head of Capital Markets and Portfolio Management in 1997. In 2001, Ilhami Koc moved to Is Private Equity as the CEO. In 2002, he became the CEO of Is Investment. Mr. Koç was promoted as the Deputy Chief Executive of İşbank in 2013. In 2014, he was elected as the Chairman of the TCMA and became a Board Member at Borsa Istanbul. As of November 14th, 2016, he was appointed to Anadolu Sigorta as General Manager

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Kubilay Aykol

Director

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Born in 1974, Bolu. Kubilay Aykol graduated from Middle East Technical University (Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences) department of Business Administration. He began his career in 1997 at Türkiye İş Bankası, as assistant inspector at Bank's Board Member of Inspectors. He was appointed Merter branch as branch manager position. He become an assistant manager in Retail Banking Marketing Department in 2007. He promted to group manager position in the Retail Banking Marketing, unit of Micro Individual Segment.

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Ömer Faruk Cengiz

Director

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Born in 1974 in Ankara, Ömer Faruk Cengiz graduated from the Public Administration Department of Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University in 1998. He started his career as an assistant credit specialist at Konya Branch of İşbank in 1999, where he later functioned as credit specialist at Büşan/Konya Branch, assistant regional director at Commercial Banking Sales Division of Kayseri Regional Directorate, manager of Kahramanmaraş Branch, Gaziantep District Sales Director, and manager of Konya Commercial Branch. On 27 April 2017, he was appointed as the head of SME Banking Division. Mr. Cengiz was named a Board Director of Anadolu Sigorta on 12 June 2017.

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Hafız Ekrem Kürkçü

Director

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1966, İstanbul. Ekrem Kürkçü graduated from Uludağ University / Education Faculty. He started his career as officer at Is Bank Harbiye Branch. He was promoted to Section Head and Sub Manager between 1995-2005 at Beyoglu Branch, Assistant Manager between 2005-2008 at Central Operations Division. He was promoted to Unit Manager the same year. Effective from September 2008 he became Division Manager at Foreign Trade and Commercial Loans Operations Division.

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Kemal Emre Sayar

Director

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1976, Ankara. A graduate of TED Ankara College and Industrial Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University, Kemal Emre Sayar completed the graduate programs on Information Technologies in Management(MS) at Sabanci University, and on Economics and Finance(MA) at Bogazici University. He started his career in 1999 as an assistant internal auditor for Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S. Following his service at Change Management and Strategy & Corporate Performance Management departments, he was appointed to Subisidiaries Department, where he still works as Unit Manager.

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Prof. Dr. Savaş Taşkent

Director (Independent)

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Born in İstanbul, 1943, Prof. Dr. Savaş Taşkent graduated from Faculty of Law at İstanbul University. He started his academic career in 1971 as an assistant in the Department of Law of the Faculty of Basic Sciences at İstanbul Technical University. He attended postgraduate seminars and received his PhD degree from the Faculty of Law at İstanbul University and subsequently received his Professor title in 1990. He also served as Deputy Dean between 1986-1992 and Vice Rector . In 1982 and in 1987, he undertook research studies abroad (at the Universities of Erlangen and Heidelberg). Writing many articles and books on the subject of labor law, he made translations from German law into Turkish. He served as a Counselor to the Minister at the Ministry of Labor and Social Security between the years 1991-2000 and he attended the ILO Conference held in Geneva as the Counselor to the Government during the years 1991-2003. Prof. Dr. Taşkent had also been the Head of Major Discipline of Law at the Faculty of Business Administration of İstanbul Technical University. He is currently retired and serving as a visiting professor at the same university, lecturing “Labor Law” and “Enterprise Law”, also holds Counselor position to Rector, regarding law affairs as of November 2013. He was elected to Isbank’s Board in 2005,2008 and 2011 respectively. He has also appointed as a member of the Audit Committee in March, 2008, the TRNC Internal Systems Committee in June, 2009, the Remuneration Committee in December, 2011 and the Corporate Governance Committee in February, 2013 at Isbank. Taskent left his position at Isbank as of March 2014.

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Cengiz Tezel

Director

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1962, Antalya. Cengiz Tezel has graduated from Freie Universität of Berlin, Germany and has a diploma in Business Administration. His professional career has started at Isbank in 1986, as a team member at Berlin Branch. He has become Money Market Dealer and International Bond dealer at Head Office Ankara in 1991, Assistant Manager responsible for Treasury at Isbank GmbH Head Office Frankfurt/Main in 1995, Assistant Manager at Isbank GmbH Frankfurt/Main Branch in 1998, Assistant Manager, responsible for Investment Banking, Investment Funds & Public Relations at Isbank GmbH Head Office Frankfurt/Main in 2006, Assistant Manager responsible for Retail Banking at Balmumcu Branch in 2007, Assistant Manager responsible for Retail Banking at Galata Branch in 2008, Branch Manager at Arapcamii Branch in 2008 and Branch Manager at Isbank Multinationals Branch (Corporate Branch) in 2012. He currently holds this position.

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Doç. Dr. Atakan Yalçın

Director (Independent)

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Born in 1971, İstanbul, Associate Professor Atakan Yalçın is on the faculty of School of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Özyeğin University. He previously was on the faculty of Koç University and has held visiting positions at Brandeis University and Boston College. Dr. Yalçın received an MBA degree from Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in 1996, and a Ph.D. degree in finance from Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 2002. Dr. Yalçın has taught courses in Investment Management, Derivatives Securities and Financial Management. His research interest is in empirical asset pricing and empirical aspects of financial economics. His work has been published in such journals as the Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and the Journal of Marketing. Dr. Yalçın is a member of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, Financial Management Association and the CFA Institute.

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Hasan Hulki Yalçın

Director

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Born in 1964, Ankara, Hasan Hulki Yalçın holds a degree in Economics from the Middle East Technical University and a Master’s Degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham (UK). After serving in various positions and capacities with İşbank for fourteen years, he joined Milli Re in 2003 and subsequently took part in a number of professional training programs abroad. He has been appointed to Milli Reasurans as a member of Board of Directors and General Manager on January 16, 2009. Hasan Hulki Yalçın is also serving as a member of Board of Directors in the Association of the Insurance Association of Turkey.

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