Board of Directors of Our Bank

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Hüseyin Aydın
Hüseyin AYDIN
Chairman of the Board of Directors

He graduated from Ankara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences, Faculty of Economics in 1981. Aydın who started his professional life as an Assistant Inspector at Ziraat Bank, worked as a manager at various units of Ziraat Bank until 27.03.2003. Later, he served as the General Manager of Halk Bankası between 31.05.2005-14.07.2011, after serving as the Executive Board member of Halk Bankası, Board Member of Pamukbank and Vice Chairman of the Board of Ziraat Bankası.

Assigned as CEO of Ziraat Bank between July 15, 2011 and March 26, 2021, he also assumed the position as Chairman of the Banks Association of Turkey between April 20, 2011 and March 26, 2021. Hüseyin Aydın has been serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of our Bank since February 18, 2015.

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Fikrettin Aksu
Fikrettin AKSU
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

He graduated from Eskişehir Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences, Kütahya School of Management, Department of Business Administration in 1979. After working in various institutions between 1980 and 1984, he started working at T.C. Ziraat Bankası A.Ş. in 1984. Aksu worked as General Manager of Ziraat Hayat Emeklilik A.Ş. and Ziraat Sigorta A.Ş. and as General Manager of Ziraat Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. after working in various positions at the Bank between 1984 and 2014, and he served as the Head of Human Resources Group between October 2018-December 2019.

He served as the Head of the Internal Operations Group between December 2019 and August 2020. He has been serving as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ziraat Katılım, Audit Committee and as the member of the Corporate Governance Committee of our Bank since 19.06.2020.

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Metin Özdemir
Metin ÖZDEMİR
General Manager - Board Member

He graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration in 1990. Metin Özdemir started his professional life at Kuveyt-Türk Finans Kurumu A.Ş. in 1992 and continued his career as a manager in the retail sector since 1996.

Özdemir was on duty as a Member of İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Council between 2004-2014. From April 2012 to May 27, 2019, he served as the Member of the Board of Directors, Member of Remuneration Committee and associate member of Credit Committee at Ziraat Bankası. Özdemir, who has been a member of Ziraat Katılım Bankası Board of Directors since February 18th, 2015, was appointed as the General Manager of Ziraat Katılım Bankası A.Ş. on June 12th, 2017. Özdemir, who was on duty in Board of Directors and the Remuneration Committee of our Bank, has also been serving as the Chairman of the Credit Committee since July 25th, 2017. He also serves as the President of Banks Association of Turkey and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADFIMI.

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Mahmut Esfa Emek
Mahmut Esfa Emek
Board Member

He was born in 1965 in Erzurum. He graduated from Atatürk University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration in 1985. He started to work as an Assistant Inspector at Imar Bank in 1988. He served as an Inspector, Head of the Board of Inspection, Unit Manager, Senior Unit Manager, Deputy General Manager for Operations and Credits at Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası between 1990 and 2017.

He worked as a Board Member and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in a private company. He served as the General Manager of the United Fund Bank between 2017-2019. Emek, who has been a member of Ziraat Participation Bank's Board of Directors since 31.03.2021. He also continues his duties as Audit Committee Member, Remuneration Committee Member and Credit Committee Substitute Member.

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Ahmet Buçukoğlu
Ahmet BUÇUKOĞLU
Board Member

He was born in Kayseri in 1955. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science, Department of Economy and Finance in 1980. He started working at T.C. Ziraat Bankası A.Ş. in 1982. From 1982 to 2014, he served as Assistant Inspector, Inspector, Deputy Manager for Agricultural Credits, Head of Intelligence Department, Branch Manager and Regional Manager.

Between 2014 -2018, he served as the General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Development Bank of Turkey. Buçukoğlu, who has been serving as a Board Member of Ziraat Katılım as of 19.06.2020, is also a a Member of Credit Committee.

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Hasan Dursun
Hasan DURSUN
Board Member

He graduated from İstanbul University Faculty of Economics, Economics Major Discipline and Political Sciences and Finance Disciplines in 1977. He started his career at Sümerbank Alım-Satım Müessesesi Customs and Transport Service on October 1st, 1977.

Working at İstanbul Foreign Exchange branch of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Between the years of 1978-1981, Dursun served as Assistant Inspector and Inspector at Türkiye İmar Bankası between 1981 and 1986. Between 1986 and 1987, he served as the Deputy Manager for Credits at Tütünbank, and between 1987 and 2016, he served as the Branch Manager at Faisal Finans Kurumu, Anadolu Finans Kurumu and Albaraka Türk. Served as a manager in private companies after retiring in 2016, Dursun worked as Board Member at Bereket Emeklilik A.Ş. between 2017-2018. Dursun, who has been serving as a Board Member of Ziraat Katılım as of 19.06.2020, also serves as a Member of the Credit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee.