Hüseyin AYDIN - President of the Board of Directors
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 - Deputy President of the Board of Directors
Yusuf Dağcan graduated from the Eskişehir Economics and Business Sciences Academy. Between 1977-2001, he served as Deputy Inspector, Inspector and Branch Manager at T. Vakıflar Bank T.A.O. Between 05.09.2007-30.06.2008, he served as a Member of the Board of Directors at TAİB Investment Bank A.Ş. Dağcan, who served as a Member of the Supervisory Board of T. Halk Bankası A.Ş. between 27.03.2003-18.04.2001, also took on the roles of President of the Board of Directors of Halk Finansal Kiralama A.Ş., Member of the Board of Directors of Skopje, Halk Bank A.D., which operates in Macedonia, and was Deputy President of the Board of Directors of Arap Türk Bankası A.Ş. Dağcan, serving as the Deputy President of the Board of Directors at Ziraat Bank since April 2012, is also a Member of the Ziraat Bank Credit Committee and the Ziraat Bank Bosnia d.d. Supervisory Board. Since February 18th, 2015, he has been serving as the Deputy President of the Board of Directors and the President of the Financing Committee of our Bank.
Osman ARSLAN - Chief Executive – Member
Osman Arslan graduated from the Statistics Department of the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Science and Literature. He completed his postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at the same university. Arslan, who started working at Ziraat Bank in 1995, held management positions at various private sector banks between 1998-2004. Between 2004-2012 he continued his career as Department Manager, Head of Department and Deputy Chief Executive respectively at Halk Bank, and as Chief Executive Officer at Arap Türk Bank. In March 2012, he took up the position of Deputy Chief Executive in charge of Financial Management at Ziraat Bank, and has became the Deputy Chief Executive for International Banking and Partnerships as of January 2013, the Deputy General Manager of Information Technologies Management as of August 2014; On February 18th, 2015, he was appointed as the Founding Chief Executive Officer of Ziraat Participation Bank, and is still holding the same position.
Feyzi ÇUTUR – Member of the Board of Directors
He graduated from the Department of Banking of the School of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Gazi University in Turkey in 1983. He had his masters degree in Business Administration from the Department of Social Sciences of Beykent University in 2016. He is a TÜRMOB certified public accountant and KGK Registered Independent Auditor. After working as the Accounting and Finance Manager in different public sectors between the years of 1977-1990 he worked as the Accounting Director at Bayındır Menkul Kıymetler A.Ş. between the years of 1990-1998, as the Finance and Operations Manager, Deputy Managing Director and Managing Director respectively at Eti Yatırım A.Ş. between the years of 1998-2010. He worked as a Board Member in various Investment Funds of Eti Yatırım and Etibank and served as a member of the board of directors at İktisat Yatırım A.Ş in 2006. He worked as a Board Member at Arap Türk Bankası A.Ş. (A&T Bank) and the bank's subsidiary A&T Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. (A&T Leasing) on behalf of TMSF between July 2011 - March 2012. Starting from April 2012, He started to work as a member of the Executive Board of T.C. Ziraat Bankası A.Ş. He is currently working as a member in the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee as well as a substitute member in the Credit Committee ; a member of the Board of Directors at Ziraat Katılım Bankası A.Ş. member in Credit Committee and Audit Committee and a member of the Board of Directors in Ziraat Bank Bh d.d in Bosnia Herzogovina.
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 the State Airports Operation. Başlı served as Deputy Analyst at Vakıfbank between 1984-1985, as Supervisor and Director of Credit and Exchange 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 Chief Executive at Haliç Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. between 2004-2006, as Deputy Chief Executive at Ziraat Bank-Moscow as between 2009-2012, and Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Cyprus Faisal Islamic Bank between 2012-2014. He has been serving as a Member of the Board of Directors at Ziraat Bank since June 2014. He is a Member of the Board of Directors and the Financing Committee at our Bank since February 18th, 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 at Istanbul University in 1990. He is currently pursuing his postgraduate degree at the Economics Department of the Marmara University, Middle East Research Institute. Metin Özdemir started his career in 1992 at Kuveyt-Türk Finans Kurumu A.Ş., and worked as a manager in the wholesale sector from 1996 onwards. Özdemir was a Council Member at the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality between 2004-2014. Özdemir, who continued to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors at Ziraat Bank from April 2012, is also a member of the Renumeration Committee at Ziraat Bank and a reserve member of the Credit Committee. Since February 18, 2015, Özdemir has been a Member of the Board of Directors and taken on duties on the Supervisory and Renumeration Committees at our Bank, where he is also a reserve member on the Financing Committee.
Salim ALKAN – Member
Salim Alkan is a graduate of the Business Department of the Political Sciences Faculty at Ankara University. From 1971 onwards he worked as a Supervisor, Branch and Section Manager and Deputy Chief Executive at various banks. Alkan, who served as Deputy President, Presidential Advisor and Chief Executive of banks within the scope of the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund, Member of the Board of Directors and President of the Board of Directors at the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund between 2005-2010, took up a role as a Member of the Board of Directors at T. Halk Bankası A.Ş. Between 24.05.2010-18.04.2012, and during this time also took on duties as a Member of the Board of Directors at Halk Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. and Halk Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. Alkan, who began working as a Member of the Board of Directors at Ziraat Bank as from April 2012, is also the President of the Supervisory Board at Ziraat Bank BH d.d. He is also a member of the Credit Committee at Ziraat Bank. Since February 18, 2015, he has been a Member of the Board of Directors and is also on the Corporate Management and Renumeration Committees.