Chairman of the Board of Directors, Executive Board Member
Dr. Hasan Basri Göktan holds a double undergraduate degree in Engineering and Economics, as well as a PhD in Economics. He began his professional career in 1973 at Türkiye Şeker Fabrikaları A.Ş. and served as the Chairman of Board of Directors and General Manager of Sugar Beet Cooperatives (Pankobirlik) from 1983 to 1993. Dr. Göktan concurrently served as General Manager of Sugar Beet Cooperatives and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. and Konya Şeker Fabrikası A.Ş. from 1988 until 1993. Under his leadership, Konya Şeker Fabrikası A.Ş. was been successfully privatized - a first in the Turkish sugar industry. Dr. Göktan also briefly served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yüksel İnşaat A.Ş. alongside his role as General Manager of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. and the member of the Board of Directors of Türkiye Şeker Fabrikaları A.Ş. between 1993 and 2002. Dr. Göktan also served as General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. from 2002 until 2006. Subsequently, he served as General Manager of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. from 2006 to 2007. On February 1, 2008, Dr. Göktan assumed the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. and its financial subsidiaries; in addition, he currently serves as the Executive Board of Directors Member of Şekerbank T.A.Ş.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Independent Board Member
Viktor Romanyuk graduated from Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi with degree in International Economic Relations specializing in banking studies, subsequently completing his master’s degree in Civil Law (LL.M) and post-graduate studies in Public Administration. In 2007, Viktor Romanyuk acquired Ph.D. degree in Economics. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Romanyuk served various managing positions in international companies and banks. In February 2010, he joined BTA Bank JSC and as of December 2011, has been taking position of the Managing Director of the Bank. Since 2012, he is a member of the Management Board of BTA Bank JSC and chairs the Boards of Directors of BTA Bank CJSC (Belarus), BTA Bank CJSC (Armenia), SK Leasing JSC (Kazakhstan). During his work in BTA Bank JSC, he was also elected as a member of the Boards of Directors of BTA Bank JSC (Georgia), BTA Kazan OJSC (Russian Federation), and member of the Supervisory board of the First Credit Bureau. He also performed his duties as London-Almaty Insurance Company JSC Board of Directors member. He was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in March 2013.
Board Member, General Manager
He is a graduate of the Faculty of Business Administration at Çukurova University, he began his professional career at Koçbank in 1992. Mr. Taze held senior positions at Finansbank Turkey, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Romania organizations between 1995 and 2006. He served as an Executive Vice President responsible from Corporate Banking at ING Bank and served as a Deputy CEO at ING Factoring and ING Leasing from 2006 to 2012. Subsequently, he served as General Manager at Turkish Bank and Board Member at Subsidiaries of Turkish Bank from 2013 till 2016. He has appointed as General Manager at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in February 2016.
Board Of Directors
Mr. Emin Erdem began his professional career as an internal auditor at Ziraat Bank, Turkey, and later on he has been working in the international relations department of the Bank. Later he has been appointed as a Representative of Ziraat Bank in Germany and the Netherlands. Mr. Erdem also served as a Country Manager of Ziraat Bank London Branch in the UK. Afterwards he was appointed as an Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors at Ziraat Bank, at the same time, Mr. Erdem served as a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Deutsche-Türkische Bank in Germany. He is a member of Şekerbank’s Board of Directors since 2002.
Mr. Nariman Zharkinbayev graduated from T. Ryskulov Kazakh Economics University, with degrees in International Economy and International Relations. From 2002 to 2008, he has worked in various positions and companies in Kazakhstan and abroad including BTA Bank JSC, Alliance Bank JSC, GarantiBank International N.V., since May 2008 he joined BTA Bank JSC as Head of the Financial Institutions Department. In November 2012, Mr. Zharkinbayev was appointed as the Member of the Board of Directors at Şekerbank T.A.Ş.
Mr. Khosrow K. Zamani is the former Director of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for the Southern Europe and Central Asia region. He is a graduate of Case Institute of Technology (USA), where he received BSc and MSc degrees in Engineering and Warwick University (UK), where he earned an MBA. Mr. Zamani continued his postgraduate studies at Cambridge University (UK) in the Department of Industrial Management. In 1997, he graduated from the Harvard Business School Executive Development Program. Mr. Zamani has held various senior level positions at the IFC. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Anglo Asian Mining Plc (UK), member of the Board of Directors and member of the Compensation Committee of Kommerciala Banka in Serbia and Independent Director at Borusan Makina in Turkey. Mr. Zamani is the member of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. since 2007.
Mr. Erdal Batmaz graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Economics. Subsequently, he served as Specialist and Consultant in the Prime Minister’s Office. Mr. Batmaz also worked at the State Industry and Laborer Investment Bank (DESIYAB) on a Konrad Adenauer Foundation scholarship. He held various administrative positions and later served as Assistant General Manager and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Emlak Bank. In addition, Mr. Batmaz served as member of the Board of Directors in a number of insurance companies and tourism firms. From 1997 to 2003, he was a member of the Board of Directors at the Capital Markets Board for two terms. Mr. Batmaz has been serving as a member of Şekerbank’s Board of Directors since 2003.
Mr. H. Can Yeşilada is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration. He has served as Finance Director at Santral Dikiş A.Ş., Executive Vice President at Manufacturers Hanover Trust (NY) Bank, Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager at Türk Eximbank, Deputy President at the Privatization Administration of Turkey and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Petrol Ofisi. In addition, Mr. Yeşilada has held the positions of Executive Vice President, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors at various public and private banks and industrial companies. He has been serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank since 2006.
A graduate of Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science Department of Economy-Finance. He began his career in 1985 and continued his career as Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency Banking Certified Chief Auditor. He has been an Independent Board Member of Şeker Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. between April 2012 and March 2013 and he has been appointed as an Independent Board Member of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in 2013.
Aidar Ryskulov graduated from the Department of Finance and Credit at Karaganda State University in 2002. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Nazarbayev University. Between 2003-2012 he worked in various positions in ATF Bank JSC, Bank Center Credit JSC, Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan JSC and National Holding KazAgro JSC in Kazakhstan. Between the years 2012and2014 he served as Manager of Financial Assets Department at Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk Kazyna JSC and since 2014 he has been serving as Manager of Corporate Finance Department. In March 2017, he was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank A.Ş.
Almat Zhamiyev, graduated from the Faculty of Law of Al Farabi National University of Kazakhstan in 2001 (with honors). He holds Master of Laws (LL.M) degree (with honors) in the same university. He worked at ATF Bank JSC between 2003-2004 and at Transtelecom JSC between 2004-2005. He worked as legal counsel at Kazkommertsbank JSC between 2005-2008 (also acting as a member of Credit Committee). Since 2008, he has been working as a lawyer at the Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna JSC, and was appointed as the Head of Legal in 2012. Also he is a member of the Credit Committee of Samruk-Kazyna JSC. In March 2017, he was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank A.Ş.
He is a graduate of the Faculty of Business Administration at Marmara University. Mr. Yıldız has an MBA and MS degree in Management and Finance from İstanbul University. Mr. Yıldız held managerial positions at various private banks between 1983 and 2008. He served as Executive Vice President at Şekerbank from 2009 till 2014, subsequently he served as General Manager at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. between 2014 and 2016. He has appointed as a Board Member in February 2016 at Şekerbank T.A.Ş.
Executive Vice Presidents
Born in 1961, Mr. Salih Zeki Önder is a graduate of California State University, Department of International Business and Marketing and has a minor in Economics. Over the course of his professional career, he has worked at various private banks. Since 2002, Mr. Önder has served as the Executive Vice President of Financial Institutions at Şekerbank.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Communication at Ankara University, Aybala Şimşek went on to pursue an MBA from the Faculty of Business Administration at Bilgi University and is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School General Management Program. She began her career at a television news center and later became both a program editor and presenter. In March of 2007, Şimşek took on the position of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. Corporate Communications Department Head and in 2013; she was promoted to Group Head of Corporate Communications and Brand Management. In 2015, her responsibilities were expanded to overtaking the management of Şekerbank’s Strategy and Coordination, Sustainable Development Banking-Micro Finance Credits, Process Development, Organization and Customer Experience Management, Advertising and Media Planning, Digital Communication and Corporate Communication units as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Communications. Şimşek, who was appointed as Executive Vice President in April 2016, continues to serve in her position as Strategy and Human Resources Executive Vice President.
Graduation from Bilkent University, Faculty of Management, Murat Sabaz started his professional career at Körfezbank in 1992. Sabaz served as a Marketing Manager, Branch Manager and Group Head of the Corporate Marketing department at Finansbank between the years1995-2002. In March, 2002, he was appointed to Fiba Bank as an Executive Vice President responsible for Corporate and Commercial Banking, thereafter, Sabaz worked as a General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Credit Europe Bank Romania, formerly Finansbank Romania. Murat Sabaz, finally, served as a General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors for KentBank d.d., Zagreb in Croatia. He was appointed as an Executive Vice President at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in April 2016.
Born in 1970, Mr. Gökhan Ertürk holds Bachelor’s degrees in Electronic Programming, Business Administration and International Relations from Boğaziçi University. Having started his professional career at Iktisat Bank, he subsequently worked at Türk Ekonomi Bankası and Akbank T.A.Ş before serving as Executive Vice President at Denizbank A.Ş. He was appointed as Executive Vice President at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in April 2014.
Mr.Tolga Şenefe graduated from İstanbul University, Department of Economics in 1990, and received his master’s degree in finance from Marmara University in 1993. He served as an Assistant Inspector, at Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE), Board of Inspectors, from 1992 to 1995, as a Supervisor, at Alfa Menkul Değerler A.Ş., Treasury Department, from 1995 to 1997, as a Manager, at Ulusal Bank A.Ş., Treasury Department, from 1997 to 2000, as a Deputy General Manager and Director, at Ulusal Yatırım A.Ş., from 2000 to 2003, as a General Manager, at Ziraat Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş., from 2004 to 2006, as a Project Manager, at Helix Management Danışmanlık, from 2006 to 2007, as a Department Head, at Anadolubank A.Ş., Treasury Department, from 2007 to 2011 and as an Executive Vice President of Treasury at ABank from 2011 to 2016. Mr. Tolga Şenefe was appointed as an Executive Vice President of the Board of Directors at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in May 2016.
Graduation from Marmara University, Department of Business Administration, A.Hakan Eken started his career as Auditor at Yapı Kredi Bank in 1986. He worked as Senior Manager for many years as Vice Chairman of the Inspection Board, Credit-Risk Management Department Head at Yapı Kredi Bank, Head of Inspection Board at Yapı Kredi Moscow and Executive Vice President of Credit and later he served as CFO and CEO at tourism and media companies. He joined Şekerbank as Vice President of Credit Monitoring in September 2014. Later he promoted to Group Head of Credit Monitoring and Follow-Up. He was appointed as Executive Vice President at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in April 2014. Since 19 December 2016, A.Hakan Eken has been working as Executive Vice President of Credit Management at Şekerbank T.A.Ş.
Born in 1957, Mr. Ali Güray Demir graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Business Administration Department. Ali Güray Demir started his career at Şekerbank in 1975 and served as Auditor in Internal Audit Board, Branch Manager and Unit Manager until 2006. Then he was appointed as Istanbul Europe Region Manager. He was appointed as Şeker Factoring General Manager in 2010. Ali Güray Demir was appointed as Şekerbank’s Executive Vice President in charge of Credit Monitoring and Administrative Follow-Up as of March 1, 2015.
Born in 1965, Mr. Nihat Büyükbozkoyun graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, at the Department of Public Administration. He joined Şekerbank as Assistant Auditor in 1992. After serving at the Bank as Head Office Operations Group Manager, Mr. Büyükbozkoyun was appointed as Executive Vice President at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in November 2013.
Born in 1971, Mr. Selim Güray Çelik graduated from Ankara University, Department of Business Administration at the Faculty of Political Sciences. Beginning his professional career at the Undersecretariat of Treasury, he subsequently served as Head of Auditors – Department Head at the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency and then as Executive Vice President and Chief Assistant General Manager at T.C. Ziraat Bankası. In November 2013, Mr. Çelik was appointed as Executive Vice President at Şekerbank T.A.Ş.
Born in 1968, Mr. Fatin Rüştü Karakaş graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, at the Department of Finance. He later received a master’s degree in Money and Banking from İstanbul University. Mr. Karakaş joined Şekerbank as Assistant Auditor on the Board of Internal Auditors in 1992 and held various positions at Şekerbank until January 2013. He then served as General Secretary at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. Personnel Pension Fund from January to November 2013. Mr. Karakaş was subsequently appointed as Executive Vice President at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in November 2013.
Graduation from Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Management, Umut Ülbegi started his banking career at Pamukbank in 1999, later on he served as a Corporate Banking Branch Manager at Finansbank and finally Corporate Banking Director at Turkishbank. Mr. Ülbegi was appointed as a Vice President of Corporate and Commercial Banking Marketing Department in May 2016, he has been assigned as an Executive Vice President of Corporate and Commercial Banking Marketing at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. as of August 02, 2016