Board of Directors & Senior Management

Board of Directors
Chairman H. Ersin Özince DETAIL

H. Ersin Özince

Chairman

H. Ersin Özince was born in Havran in 1953 and graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Business Administration Department. He started his professional career at İşbank as an Assistant Inspector on the Board of Inspectors in 1976. After working in various managerial positions at İşbank, Mr. Özince was promoted to the post of Deputy Chief Executive in 1994 responsible for Treasury, Financial Management, Capital Markets, Loans and the Credit Information and Financial Analysis departments of the Bank. Mr. Özince was appointed as the 15th Chief Executive Officer of İşbank on 28 October 1998. Elected as a Board member on 31 March 2011, 28 March 2014 and 31 March 2017, Mr. Özince has been serving as the Chairman since 1 April 2011. He also serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee since 29 December 2011, as a member of the Audit Committee, T.R.N.C. Internal Systems Committee and an alternate member of the Credit Committee since April 4 2017. Mr. Özince served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Banks Association of Turkey between 2 November 1998 - 31 May 2000, and 3 June 2002 - 1 April 2011, as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası A.Ş. between 17 April 2009 – 1 April 2011, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of T. Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.Ş. between 28 November 1998 - 14 April 2006, and 1 April 2011 - 6 April 2017. In addition to his duties at the Bank, he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. Members Supplementary Pension Fund, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion for Reforestation and the Protecting of Natural Habitats (TEMA Foundation), Mr. Özince is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası A.Ş. since 4 May 2017.

Vice Chairman and Independent Board Member Mehmet Şencan DETAIL

Mehmet Şencan

Vice Chairman and Independent Board Member

Born in Adapazarı in 1964. Mr. Mehmet Şencan graduated from Management Engineering Department of İstanbul Technical University. He began his career at İşbank as an Officer at Galata Branch in 1988 and joined the Board of Inspectors as an Assistant Inspector in 1989. He was appointed to Bursa Branch as an Assistant Manager in 1997. Mr. Şencan served as the Manager of Antakya, Gebze, Denizli and Bursa Branches, and was appointed as the Manager of Bursa Corporate Branch in 2007, Başkent Corporate Branch in 2011 and Kozyatağı Corporate Branch in 2016. Mr. Şencan was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive on 27 April 2017. Mr. Şencan has been the vice president of the TSKB’s Board of Directors since June 07, 2017. Mr. Şencan has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the TSKB’s Board of Directors. Due to being a member of the Bank's Audit Committee, Mr. Şencan is an independent board member. 

Board Member and CEO Suat Ince DETAIL

Suat Ince

Board Member and CEO

Suat Ince was born in 1964 in Ankara and graduated from the Economics Department at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Middle East Technical University. Having started his professional career at İşbank as Assistant Inspector on the Board of Inspectors, he was appointed as Assistant Manager of Corporate Loans Underwriting Division in 1995. Between 1997 and 2008, he was positioned as Manager in various units and branches of the bank. He served as Deputy Chief Executive of Isbank between 2008 and 2016. In April 2016, Mr. Ince is elected as a member of the TSKB’s Board of Directors and appointed as the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer.

Board Member Yavuz Canevi DETAIL

Yavuz Canevi

Board Member

Yavuz Canevi was born in Konya in 1939 and graduated from the Finance and Economics Department of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University in 1960. He completed a master’s degree at the University of Southern California in 1969. After serving as a Ministry of Finance Inspector from 1960 to 1963, he worked in a variety of positions in public and private organizations from 1963 to 1989, until getting retired from his position as Treasury Undersecretary in the latter year. Mr. Canevi has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Türk Ekonomi Bankası since 1996. Mr. Canevi, who had served as a member of TSKB’s Board of Directors between 1993 and 2012, was elected as a member of TSKB’s Board of Directors in 26 March 2015.

Board Member Mehmet Emin Özcan DETAIL

Mehmet Emin Özcan

Board Member

Mehmet Emin Özcan was born in 1960 and graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science and Department of Economics. Having started his professional career as an Assistant Auditor at İşbank in 1983, he held several managerial positions at Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası. Between 2003 and 2005, he served as a Managing Board Member at Halkbank. During the same period, Mr. Özcan was a representative of the Bank in the IIF (Institute of International Finance) and a Board member of Demir-Halk Bank/Netherlands, Halk Yatırım Menkul Değerler and Halk Finansal Kiralama. Between 2005 and 2010, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Ziraatbank; he also served as Chairman and board member at various Ziraatbank subsidiaries. Between 2010 and 2013, he was assigned as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at T. Halk Bankası A.Ş. and board member of Demir-Halk Bank Rotterdam. In 2013, he was elected as Deputy Chairman of Vakıfbank and held deputy and board chairman positions in several Vakıfbank subsidiaries. Having been appointed as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Central Bank Governor in 2017, he resigned from his position at Vakıfbank. In June 9, 2017 he was appointed as the general manager in Vakıfbank. Since 20 June 2017, Mr. Özcan has been a member of board of directors at TSKB.

Independent Board Member Ebru Özşuca DETAIL

Ebru Özşuca

Independent Board Member

Ms. Ebru Özşuca was born in Ankara in 1971 and graduated from Economics Department at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Middle East Technical University in 1992. Ms. Özşuca holds “International Banking” and “Finance” masters degrees from Middle East Technical University and Southampton University. Having started her professional career at Isbank as an assistant specialist in Treasury, she was promoted to assistant manager and unit manager of the same department. Between 2007 and 2011, Ms. Özşuca worked as the head of the Corporate Banking Products Department. In 2011, she was appointed as the Head of Treasury at Isbank. Ms. Özşuca has been a TSKB board member since April 17, 2014. Due to being a member of the Bank's Audit Committee, Ms. Özşuca is an independent board member. 

Board Member Mithat Rende DETAIL

Mithat Rende

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 Zeynep Hansu Uçar DETAIL

Zeynep Hansu Uçar

Board Member

Ms. Z.Hansu Uçar was born in Ankara in 1971 and graduated from Business Administration Department at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Middle East Technical University in 1993. In the same year, Ms. Uçar has started her professional career at Isbank as an assistant investment specialist in Subsidiaries Division. Having served as Unit Manager between 2007 and 2015, she was promoted as Division Head of Subsidiaries Division. Ms. Uçar has been a TSKB board member since November 27, 2015.

Independent Board Member Kamil Yılmaz DETAIL

Kamil Yılmaz

Independent Board Member

Prof. Dr. Kamil Yılmaz is an academician at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Koç University. After having graduated from the economics department of Boğaziçi University in 1987, Prof. Dr. Yılmaz had completed his masters and doctorate degrees in economics in 1990 and 1992 at Maryland University. Between 1992 and 1994, he worked at the research department of World Bank in Washington. In 1994, Prof. Dr. Yılmaz started working as an academician at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Koç University. He also served as the visiting professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania between years 2003-2004 and 2010-2011. Having played an active role in the establishment of TUSIAD Economic Research Forum in 2005, he served as a Forum Director between 2007 and 2009. Prof. Dr. Yılmaz, who has various scientific articles and books concerned with international finance, international trade, macroeconomics and Turkish economy published at the local and international magazines, was honored with Encouragement Award in the Social Sciences and Humanities by the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2003. He has been also serving as independent board member in Iş Investment Trust since 2012 and in TSKB since March 25, 2014.

Board Member Can Yücel DETAIL

Can Yücel

Board Member

Can Yücel was born in 1978 in Ankara and graduated from the Economics Department at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Middle East Technical University in 1999. Having started his professional career at İşbank as Assistant Inspector on the Board of Inspectors, he came to several management positions at SME Loan Allocation and Corporate Loan Allocation Departments, respectively, since 2008. In 2011, Mr. Yücel was appointed as Project Finance Unit Manager under Corporate Loan Allocation Department in which he finally has been positioned as the Department Manager in 2016. In June 2016, Mr. Yücel has also been elected as a member of the TSKB’s Board of Directors.

Senior Management
Board Member And CEO Suat Ince DETAIL

Suat Ince

Board Member And CEO

Suat Ince was born in 1964 in Ankara and graduated from the Economics Department at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Middle East Technical University. Having started his professional career at İşbank as Assistant Inspector on the Board of Inspectors, he was appointed as Assistant Manager of Corporate Loans Underwriting Division in 1995. Between 1997 and 2008, he was positioned as Manager in various units and branches of the bank. He served as Deputy Chief Executive of Isbank between 2008 and 2016. In April 2016, Mr. Ince is elected as a member of the TSKB’s Board of Directors and appointed as the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer.

Executive Vice President Çiğdem İçel DETAIL

Çiğdem İçel

Executive Vice President

Çiğdem İçel was born in Eskişehir in 1966 and graduated from the Department of Business Administration, Boğaziçi University. Ms. İçel began her professional career at TSKB as an Assistant Investment Advisor in the Treasury Department. After serving in a variety of positions, she was appointed as the Head of Treasury and Correspondent Banking Department in 1998. Çiğdem İçel was promoted to the Executive Vice President in January 27, 2006. Ms. İçel is currently responsible for the Development Finance Institutions, Financial Institutions, Economic Research and Engineering Departments.

She is also a member of the Bank’s Sustainability Committee.

Executive Vice President Ufuk Bala Yücel DETAIL

Ufuk Bala Yücel

Executive Vice President

Ufuk Bala Yücel was born in Istanbul in 1964 and is a graduate of the Department of Political Science, Boğaziçi University. Ms. Yücel began her professional career in 1987. After working in several banks, she joined TSKB as the Head of Loans Department in 2002. She was appointed as Group Manager in 2007 and as Executive Vice President in December 25, 2007. Ms.Yücel is currently responsible for the Loans, Loan Monitoring and Loan Operations Departments.

Executive Vice President Gökhan Çanakpınar DETAIL

Gökhan Çanakpınar

Executive Vice President

Gökhan Çanakpınar was born in Ardahan in 1964 and graduated from the Department of Business Administration, Middle Eastern Techinal Universtiy. Mr. Çanakpınar began his professional career at İpekiş Mensucat as System Analyst in 1988.  After 1990, Mr. Çanakpınar served as Project Manager at Isbank for six years. In 1995, he started serving as System Analyst at TSKB and appointed as the Head of Application Development Department in 2000. Mr. Çanakpınar promoted to Director of Information Technology Unit in 2011. Since December 27, 2011 he has been working as an Executive Vice President. He is currently in charge of System and Network Support, Application Development, Support Services Departments. 

Executive Vice President Ece Börü DETAIL

Ece Börü

Executive Vice President

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. Since November 28, 2013, Ms. Börü has been serving as the Executive Vice President of TSKB. She is currently responsible for Budget Planning and Investor Relations, Financial Analysis and Financial Control 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 Corporate Finance, Corporate Banking and Project Finance Departments.  

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.

Executive Vice President Aslı Hancı DETAIL

Aslı Hancı

Executive Vice President

Aslı Hancı was born in Ankara in 1969 and graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration at Istanbul University in 1990. Miss Hancı began her professional career at Citibank in 1991.She worked Treasury department of Chase Manhattan and BNP Ak Dresdner Bank respectively. Ms. Hancı joined the TSKB Treasury Team in 2005. She was appointed as the Head of Securities Department in 2007 and as Head of Treasury Department in 2008. Since 1 January 2017, she has been Executive Vice President in charge of Treasury, Treasury and Capital Markets Operations Departments.

Executive Vice President H. Yetkin Kesler DETAIL

H. Yetkin Kesler

Executive Vice President

H. Yetkin Kesler was born in Istanbul in 1966 and graduated from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Boğaziçi University in 1989. He started his career as an Assistant Internal Auditor at Koçbank in 1992. Then he completed his master's degree of Management Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in 1993. Mr. Kesler joined TSKB as a Financial Controller Specialist in 1994 and was appointed as Head of System Development in 2005, as Head of Internal Control in 2011, and as head of Enterprise Architecture and Process Management Department in 2013. In 1 January 2017, Kesler was appointed as Executive Vice President responsible for Human Resources and Corporate Communications, Enterprise Architecture and Process Management, Corporate Compliance and Pension and Assistance Funds.


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