Hüseyin AYDIN – Chairman of the Board
Hüseyin Aydın graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Ankara Economics and Business Sciences Academy in 1981. Starting his career as Deputy Inspector at Ziraat Bank, Aydin managed different units at Ziraat Bank until March 27th, 2003. After serving as Executive Director at Halk Bank, Board Member at Pamukbank and Deputy Chairman at Ziraat Bank, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Halk Bank between 31.05.2005-14.07.2011. Aydın, who as of 15.07.2011 has became the Chief Executive Officer of Ziraat Bank, is also the President of the Board of the Turkish Banks Association. Hüseyin Aydın was also assigned as the President of the Board of Directors of our Bank as of February 18th, 2015.
Yusuf DAĞCAN – Vice President of the Board
Yusuf Dağcan graduated from Eskişehir Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences. He was respectively in the positions of Assistant Inspector, Inspector and Branch Manager at T.Vakıflar Bank T.A.O. between the years 1977 and 2001. He worked as a Member of the Board of TAİB Yatırım Bank A.Ş.(TAIB Investment Bank) between 05.09.2007 and 30.06.2008. Mr. Dağcan being a Member of the Audit Committee at T. Halk Bank A.Ş. between the dates 27.03.2003 - 18.04.2012 served as the Chairman of the Board of Halk Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. (Halk Leasing) and Board Member of Halk Bank A.D., Skopje operating in Macedonia, and Vice President of the Board of Arap Türk Bankası A.Ş. (Arab Turkish Bank). Continuing his works as Vice President of the Board of Ziraat Bank since April 2012, Mr. Dağcan is also a Credit Committee Member of Ziraat Bank and Supervisory Board Member at Ziraat Bank Bosnia d.d. He has been serving as the Vice President of the Board at our Bank since 18 February 2015.
Osman ARSLAN – General Manager – Member
Osman Arslan was born in Ankara in 1971. He graduated from the Department of Statistics of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Middle East Technical University. He completed his postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at the same university. Mr. Arslan started working at Ziraat Bank in 1995. He held management positions at various private sector banks between the years 1998 and 2004. He served respectively as Department Manager, Head of Department and Deputy General Manager at Halk Bank and as General Manager at Arab Turkish Bank between the years 2004 and 2012. He worked as Deputy General Manager in charge of Financial Management at Ziraat Bank since March 2012. He continued working at Ziraat Bank as Deputy General Manager of International Banking and Partnerships as of January 2013 and as Deputy General Manager of Information Technologies Management as of August 2014. He was appointed as the General Manager of Ziraat Participation Bank on 18 February 2015. He is still carrying on the duty of Credit Committee President and Corporate Governance Committee member.
Feyzi ÇUTUR – Member
Feyzi Çutur graduated from the Department of Banking of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Gazi University in 1983. He completed his postgraduate degree at Department of Business Administration of Social Sciences Institution, Beykent University in 2016. He has TÜRMOB Independent Accountant and Financial Advisor and KGK Independent Auditor certificates. After working as the Accounting and Finance Manager in various private sector companies between 1977-1990, he served as General Accounting Manager at Bayındır Menkul Kıymetler A.Ş. between 1990-1998, respectively as Financial Affairs and Operation Manager, Deputy General Manager and General Manager at Eti Yatırım A.Ş. (Eti Investment) between 1998-2010. He worked as Fund Board member at various Investment Funds of Eti Yatırım and Etibank and served as a Mamber of the Board at İktisat Yatırım A.Ş. (İktisat Investment) in 2006. He worked as a Member of the Board at Arap Türk Bankası A.Ş. (Arab Turkish Bank) and the Bank’s subsidiary A&T Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. (A&T Leasing) on behalf of TMSF from July 2011 through March 2012. He started serving as a Member of the Board at T.R. Ziraat Bank A.Ş. as of April 2012. He is currently working as a Member of the Board, Credit Committee and Audit Committee members at Ziraat Participation Bank A.Ş. and as a Member of the Board at Ziraat Bank BH d.d.
Cemalettin BAŞLI – Member
Cemalettin Başlı graduated from the Business Management Department of Hacettepe University in 1981. He started his career as an Air Traffic Controller at State Airports Administration. Mr. Başlı served as Deputy Financial Analyst at Vakıfbank between 1984-1985, as Supervisor and Credit and Foreign Exchange Administrator at Garanti Bank between 1985-1991, as Branch Manager at Albaraka Türk A.Ş. between 1991-1998, as Credits and Head Branch Manager at Family Finans A.Ş. between 1998-2002, as Deputy General Manager at Haliç Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. (Haliç Leasing) between 2004-2006, as Deputy General Manager at Ziraat Bank-Moscow between 2009-2012, as Member of the Board and General Manager at Cyprus Faisal Islamic Bank between 2012-2014. He has been carrying on his works as Member of the Board of Ziraat Bank since June 2014. He is a Member of the Board and Credit Committee Member at our Bank since 18 February 2015.
Feyzi ÇUTUR – Member
Feyzi Çutur graduated from the Gazi University Banking Department in 1983. Çutur, holding management positions at various private sector firms between 1977-90, later worked as Chief Accounts Executive at Bayındır Men. Kıy. A.Ş. between 1990-1998, as Manager of Financial Affairs and Operations, Assistant Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Executive Officer at Eti Yatırım A.Ş. between 1998-2010. He served as a Funds Board member and Funds Board President for various Investment Funds of Eti Yatırım and Etibank. He became a Member of the Board of Directors at İktisat Yatırım in 2006. Between July 2011-March 2012, he was a Member of the Board of Directors on behalf of TMSF (Savings Deposit Insurance Fund) at Arap Türk Bank and at its subsidiary partner A&T Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. Çutur, who took on the role of Member of the Board of Directors at Ziraat Bank from April 2012, is also a member of the Supervisory Committee and Renumeration Committee and a reserve member of the Credit Committee. Since February 18th, 2015, Çutur has been serving as a member of the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee at our Bank, where he is also a reserve member on the Financing Committee.
Metin ÖZDEMİR – Member
Metin Özdemir graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration, Istanbul University in 1990. He is currently continuing his postgraduate degree in the Economics Department at Marmara University, Institute of Middle East Researches. He started his career at Kuveyt-Türk Finans Kurumu A.Ş. in 1992, and worked as a manager in the wholesale sector as of 1996. Mr. Özdemir was a Council Member at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality between the years 2004 and 2014. He has been carrying on his works as a Member of the Board at Ziraat Bank since April 2012 and also he is serving as a member of the Remuneration Committee and Credit Committee member at Ziraat Bank. Since 18 February 2015, he is a Member of the Board and is working at the Audit and Remuneration Committees at our Bank and also he is a substitute member of Credit Committee.
Salim ALKAN – Member
Salim Alkan graduated from the Business Administration Department of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University. He carried on his works as a Supervisor, Branch and Section Manager, Deputy General Manager at various banks since 1971. He served as Vice President, Presidential Advisor of Savings Deposit Insurance Fund and as General Manager, Member of the Board and Chairman of the Board at the banks within the fund between 2005-2010; he served as a Member of the Board at T.Halk Bank A.Ş. and as a Member of the Board at Halk Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. (Halk Real Estate Investment Company) and Halk Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. (Halk Investment Securities) between the dates 24.05.2010-18.04.2012. He has started serving as a Member of the Board at Ziraat Bank since April 2012, he is also the President of Supervisory Board at Ziraat Bank BH d.d. He is a Member of the Board and is serving as Corporate Management and Remuneration Committee at our Bank since 18 February 2015 and also he is a substitute member of Credit Committee.