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.
Vice- Chairman of the Board of Directors
Zhanadil graduated from Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Accounting in 2006 and completed his Master degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Manchester in 2009. Currently, he is completing the EMBA program at the Columbia University. Zhanadil started his career as an Assosiate at PwC in 2006 and served as Head of Internal Audit at Samruk Kazyna Kazakhstan National Wealth Fund JSC between 2010 and 2016. Afterwards, he worked as the Financial Controller and Managing Director for Finance and Operations between 2016 and 2018 and as the Co-Managing Director for Finance and Economy – member of the Management Board between 2018-2021 at Samruk Kazyna Kazakhstan National Wealth Fund JSC. He is currently working as the Managing Director for Investments, Privatization and International Cooperation of Samruk Kazyna National Wealth Fund JSC. Zhanadil is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Samruk Kazyna Invest LLP, a Member of the Board of Directors at Kazakhstan Railways JSC, NAK Kazatomprom JSC and the Chairman of the of Board of Directors at Tau-Ken JSC. He was appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. on April 30, 2021.
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. Nariman Zharkinbayev was appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in November 2012 and as Deputy General Manager of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. on April 27, 2020. Nariman Zharkinbayev is also the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Şeker Faktoring A.Ş.
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. Çetin Aydın is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Şeker Faktoring A.Ş.
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. Orhan Karakaş is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Şeker Yatırım Menkul Değerler 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 in the same university. After working at ATF Bank JSC from 2003 to 2004, and at Transtelecom JSC from 2004 to 2005, he worked as a member of the Credit Committee and legal counsel at Kazkommertsbank JSC between 2005 and 2008. Since 2008, he has been working as the Head of Legal Department and Member of Investment and Strategic Committee at the Sovereign Wealth Fund 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, served as member of the Inspection Board at Turkish Ziraat Bank Bosnia D.D. between 2010 and 2011 and served as the Deputy Secretary General Kahramanmaraş Metropolitan Municipality between 2019 and 2021. Ertürkmen 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.
Kravchenko graduated from Kazakh State University Law Department in 1991 and completed his MBA at Moscow Technological Institute “WTU”in 2011. After working as the Senior Associate at State Tax Inspectorate between 1991 and 1994, he continued his duty as Prosecutor between 1994 and 2006. Between 2006 and 2011, he worked as the Director of the Supervision of the Social and Economic Sphere Department at the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Between 2011 and 2017 he worked as the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is currently the Chairman of the of Board of Directors at Kazpost Inc. and Member of the Board of Directors at Air Astana JSC, Kazakhstan Railways JSC. He was appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. on April 30, 2021.
Executive Vice Presidents
Aybala Şimşek holds an MBA degree from the Faculty of Business Administration at Istanbul Bilgi University and a masters level diploma degree in Financial Strategy from the University of Oxford's Said Business School. Having completed her undergraduate degree at Ankara University Faculty of Communication, Şimşek is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School General Management Program. Joining 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 Micro Financing Loans in 2013. In 2016, Şimşek was appointed as Executive Vice President, with her areas of responsibility expanding over the years to include Strategy, Digital Banking, Corporate Communications, Sustainable Development Banking, Marketing and Risk Analytics, Financial Institutions, Treasury and Human Resources, Şimşek is currently serving as the EVP of Strategy, Transformation and Financial Institutions. Ms. Şimşek, who has been leading Şekerbank’s Digital Transformation Program initiated in 2018, which comprises the end-to-end optimization and digitalization of the Bank’s entire technological infrastructure, is also a member of Şekerbank Kıbrıs Ltd. Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of the Board of Şeker Finansman A.Ş.
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. Üst was appointed as Executive Vice President at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in November 2017. He is a member of Board of Directors at Şeker Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. and Şekerbank T.A.Ş. Personeli Munzam Sosyal Güvenlik ve Yardımlaşma Vakfı. Hüseyin ÜST also serves as Chairman of Board of Directors at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. Personeli Sosyal Sigorta Sandığı Vakfı.
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. Latifoğlu is a member of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. Personeli Sosyal Sigorta Sandığı Vakfı Boards of Directors, he is also Acting Chairman of Boards of Directors of Şeker Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. and Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Şeker Finansman A.Ş.
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 at Garanti Bank in 1999. Kumoğlu, who took on different duties in the branch, regional and head office organizations of the bank, assumed the position of Regional Director at Türk Ekonomi Bankası A.Ş. (TEB) in 2006. He was appointed to the position of Retail Banking Sales Director of the same bank in 2007, after serving as the Regional Director for one year. In addition to his position as Sales Director, Kumoğlu served as a Member of the Board of Directors responsible for the expansion of retail banking activities in TEB Sha Kosova between 2013 and 2018, and most recently, he served as TEB Retail Banking Sales and Call Center Group Director. Şükrü Tuğbay Kumoğlu was appointed as an Executive Vice President at Şekerbank Retail and Agriculture Banking in December 2019. Since July 2020 he has assumed the responsibility of A small- to mid-size enterprise Banking. Kumoğlu is also a member of the Board of Directors at Kredi Kayıt Bürosu A.Ş. and a member of the Board of Directors at Credit Guarantee Fund A.Ş.
Ender Dilekçi, who completed his undergraduate education at Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, received his master's degree in Accounting and Auditing from Istanbul Bilgi University Social Sciences Institute.
He started his career at Şekerbank as a Clerk in 1999 and after working as an Auditor between 2000 and 2003, he served as Financial Analysis Department Head, Branch Manager, Regional Credits Manager, Corporate Commercial Monitoring and Follow-up Department Head and Credit Management Group Head, respectively. Ender Dilekçi, who is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank Cyprus Ltd, was appointed as Executive Vice President of Credits in March 2022.
Mutlu Akpara, who completed his undergraduate education at Boğaziçi University Engineering Faculty Industrial Engineering Department, received his master's degree in Financial Engineering from Boğaziçi University Institute for Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering. He started his career at Yapı ve Kredi Bankası in 1996 and served as the Head of Treasury Department until 2005. Then he worked as Executive Vice President at Standart Yatırım Menkul Kıymetler A.Ş. till 2007, and afterwards he served as Executive Vice President of Treasury, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions in Burgan Bank A.Ş. up to 2021.
In May 2022, he joined the Şekerbank Family as the Head of the Treasury Group, and has been appointed Executive Vice President of Treasury since June 2022.