Chairman of the Board of Directors, Executive Board Member
Dr. Hasan Basri Göktan holds undergraduate degree in Engineering, Economics and Law 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 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 2007. On February 1, 2008, Dr. Göktan assumed the position of Chairman of the Boards 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.
Executive Board Member, Acting General Manager
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.Zharkinbayev was appointed to Şekerbank T.A.Ş. as Deputy General Manager on 27.04.2020.
Board Of Directors
Mr. Çetin Aydın is a graduate of Uludağ University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics. He joined Şekerbank in 1988 as an Assistant Internal Auditor and has held several positions within the Bank. Mr. Aydın has served as Executive Vice President between the years 2005 and 2016. He has appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. General Assembly held on March 2018.
He graduated from Marmara University, Department of Economics. He started his career in Şekerbank in 1983 and served in various positions. Mr. Karakaş, who served as the Deputy General Manager of Şekerbank between 2006-2017, worked as the General Manager at Şeker Faktoring A.Ş. between 2017 and June 2020. He was elected as a member of Şekerbank’s Board of Directors in June 2020.
Born in 1959 in Trabzon, Yusuf Tuna graduated from the Department of Economics – Finance of the Academy of Financial Sciences and Accounting of Ankara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences. He is continuing his career he started as a Research Assistant at the Department of Economic Policy of the Faculty of Economics of Istanbul University in 1982 as an Academic Member in Istanbul Commerce University. He has taken charges in the positions of membership of SDIF and BRSA. Taking charge as the Non-Executive Director at Şeker Finansal Kiralama A.Ş., Tuna has been elected to be the Member of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in its General Assembly of the Bank held in June of 2020
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.
Born in Van in 1967, Levend Torusdağ graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Engineering Faculty in Erciyes University. He served duty at Türkiye Halk Bankası A.Ş. in the positions of Engineer, Principal Engineer, Department Manager, Branch Manager, Head of Department, Regional Coordinator and Deputy General Manager responsible for SME and Artisan Banking and retired on 19 October 2018. Having served duties as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Halk Faktoring A.Ş., Chairman of the Board of Directors at Halkbank AD Skopje between the years of 2016 – 2018, Torusdağ has been elected to be the Member of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in its General Assembly of the Bank held in June of 2020.
Born in Kahramanmaraş in 1967, Mehmet Ertürkmen completed his undergraduate education at Anadolu University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1987. After a period of private sector experience, Ertürkmen started his banking career in 1991 as an Assistant Auditor at the Ziraat Bank Inspection Board, and until 2014, he served in many senior positions such as Vice President, Chief of Department and Head of Department. He took part in the founding team of Ziraat Katılım Bankası in 2014 and continued his duty here as the Head of the Inspection Board between 2015 and 2016. Ertürkmen, who was also the Branch Manager of Ziraat Bank between 2016 and 2019, served as Member of the Supervisory Board at Başak Emeklilik A.Ş. between 2001 and 2003, KZI-Kazakhstan Ziraat International Bank between 2005 and 2010, and served as member of the Inspection Board at Turkish Ziraat Bank Bosnia D.D. between 2010 and 2011. Ertürkmen, who worked as the Deputy Secretary General in Kahramanmaraş Metropolitan Municipality in 2019 and is still in this position, also has an Certified Public Accountant and Independent Auditor certificate. In the General Assembly held in June 2020, he was elected as a Member of the Board of Directors at Şekerbank T.A.Ş.
Executive Vice Presidents
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.
Having completed her undergraduate degree at Ankara University Faculty of Communication, Aybala Şimşek, holds two master's degrees, an MBA from Istanbul Bilgi University Business School and in Financial Strategy from the University of Oxford Said Business School. Ms. Şimşek is also a graduate of Harvard Business School General Management Program. Having joined Şekerbank T.A.Ş as Department Head in 2007, Aybala Şimşek was promoted as a Group Head responsible for Strategy, Corporate Communications, Sustainable Development Banking and the Micro Financing Loans in 2013. In 2016, Şimşek was appointed as Executive Vice President responsible for Strategy, Financial Institutions, Digital Banking, Corporate Communications, Sustainable Development Banking, and CRM & Risk Analytics. Ms. Şimşek has been leading Şekerbank’s Digital Transformation Program initiated in 2018, which comprises the end-to-end optimization and digitalization of the banks’ entire technological infrastructure.
Born in 1975. Mr. Hüseyin Üst graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, at the Department of Finance. Mr. Üst started his career in Şekerbank as Assistant Specialist in 1995. After he served as Assistant Auditor and Senior Auditor between 1996 and 1999, he worked as a Marketing Manager, Branch Vice President and Regional Director. He was appointed as an Executive Vice President at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in November 2017.
Graduation from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics (English) in 2004, Burak Latif Latifoğlu started his career as an Administrative Law Judge in 2005. Afterwards, he joined to the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA) and resigned from his position as under the title of Chief Sworn Bank Auditor in 2017, which he started in 2006 as a Certified Bank Auditor. Meanwhile, in Turkey and abroad in numerous banks and non-bank financial institutions has carried out audits and served as the Audit Group President and Vice Chairman in the years 2014-2017. Between October 2017 and September 2019, Latifoğlu served as the General Manager of Şeker Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. He was appointed as an Executive Vice President at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in October 2019.
Çiğdem Ünsal was graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics in 1995.
She started her banking career in 1995 as a specialist in the Management Training Program at Yapı ve Kredi Bank.
In 1998, she started working in Türk Ekonomi Bankası as responsible for Human Resources Projects. Until 2006, she worked in all processes and projects of Human Resources and worked as human resources compensation and performance management senior manager. As of 2006, she was Human Resources Strategic Planning, Organizational Development and Compensation Management Director. She promoted as Group Director responsible for the management of all human resources processes in 2015. In October 2020, she appointed as Human Resources Coordinator in TEB Holding responsible for all TEB Group Companies. In February 2021, she joined Şekerbank Family as Human Resources Executive Vice President.
Graduating from Gazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Finance, Şükrü Tuğbay Kumoğlu started his banking career as a Customer Relations Manager of SME Banking at Garanti Bank in 1999. Kumoğlu served as Garanti Bank Ortaklar branch manager between 2005 and 2006, and then served as the Regional Manager at Turks Ekonomi Bankası A.Ş. (TEB). Between 2013 and 2018, he served as a Member of the Board of Directors responsible for the expansion of retail banking activities in TEB Sha Kosovo, and finally served as the TEB Retail Banking Sales and Call Center Group Director. Şükrü Tuğbay Kumoğlu was appointed as Assistant General Manager for Şekerbank Retail and Agriculture Banking in December 2019.
Zehra Karaca Işık graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Economics (in English) in 2003. She started her banking career in 2004 as a Junior Auditor at Şekerbank's Internal Audit Department. After 4 years as an auditor, she worked at the Credit Management Department between 2008-2013. She worked as Branch Manager in Beşiktaş and Maslak branches from 2013 to 2020. As of July 2020, she assumed the position of Corporate and Commercial Banking Group Head. In March 2021, she was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Corporate and Commercial Banking.