Senior Management

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Meet the Senior Management of Garanti

*Executive Vice Presidents are in alphabetical order by last name.

Ergun Özen

President & CEO

Ergun Özen earned a BA in Economics from New York State University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He joined Garanti in 1992 where he has been serving as President, CEO and Board Member since April 1, 2000.  He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Garanti Securities, Garanti Asset Management, Garanti Pension and Life, Garanti Factoring, Garanti Leasing, Garanti Bank SA and Teachers Academy Foundation. He is also the Board Member of Garanti Bank Moscow, Garanti Bank International NV, The Banks Association of Turkey, The Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD), The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV).

Erhan Adalı

Executive Vice President – Loans

Erhan Adalı graduated from Istanbul University Department of Political Science Public Administration. He joined to Garanti as an Assistant Internal Auditor in 1989. He served as a Branch Manager, Regional Manager and SME Banking Coordinator and he was the CEO of Garanti Pension and Life during 2005-2012. Adalı was appointed to his current position in 2012. He is also Board Member of Garanti Leasing.

İbrahim Aydınlı

Executive Vice President

General Accounting & Financial Reporting, Customer Satisfaction

İbrahim Aydınlı earned his undergraduate degree from Middle East Technical University in the field of Economics and his graduate degree from University of Illinois, Department of Technology Management. He worked for Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Treasury and Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA) between 1994 and 2009. Starting his career as Sworn Bank Auditor, Aydınlı was Head of Department at BRSA before joining Garanti as a Financial Coordinator. In June 2013, Aydınlı was appointed EVP.

Didem Dinçer Başer

Executive Vice President
Delivery Channels,  Social Platforms Management

Didem Başer graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Civil Engineering and earned her graduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering. She worked in McKinsey&Company for 7 years and was an Associate Partner there before joining Garanti Bank. After working as a coordinator in Retail Banking since 2005, Başer was appointed to her current position in March 2012.

Recep Baştuğ

Executive Vice President
Commercial Banking

Recep Baştuğ graduated from Çukurova University Faculty of Economics. In 1989, he joined Garanti Internal Board. He worked as Corporate Branch Manager between 1995 and 1999 and as Commercial Regional Manager between 1999 and 2004. After serving as Coordinator in Commercial Banking since 2004, he was appointed as the EVP of Commercial Banking in 2013.

Aydın Düren

Executive Vice President
Legal Services and Retail Risk Monitoring

Aydın Düren graduated from Faculty of Law at Istanbul University and earned his graduate degree from International Law at American University Washington College of Law. After working as a senior executive and managing partner positions at various national and international private law firms over 18 years, Düren joined Garanti in 2009 as Executive Vice President responsible of Legal Services. Düren is a Board Member of Garanti Payment Systems, Teachers Academy Foundation, Garanti Mortgage and Vice President of Garanti Bank Pension Fund Foundation.

Ebru Dildar Edin

Executive Vice President
Project and Acquisition Finance, Sustainability

Ebru Dildar Edin graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Civil Engineering. After working at various private banks, she joined the Corporate Banking division at Garanti Bank in 1997. In 1999, she took part in the establishment of Garanti Bank's Project Finance Department. After leading the department for six years as Senior Vice President, and she became Project and Acquisition Finance Coordinator in 2006. After she was appointed to her current position in 2009, Edin became a member to the Sustainability Committee in 2010. In addition to her current responsibilities, Edin also coordinates the Sustainability Team, which was created in 2012 to implement the decisions of the Sustainability Committee.

Ali Fuat Erbil

Executive Vice President
Financial Institutions and Corporate Banking

Ali Fuat Erbil graduated from the Middle East Technical University Department of Computer Engineering. He earned his MBA from Bilkent University and his PhD in Banking and Finance from Istanbul Technical University. After working as an executive at various private companies and banks, he joined Garanti as the Distribution Channels Unit Manager in 1997. Erbil served as the EVP of Retail Banking and Distribution Channels between the years 1999-2012 where he was also responsible for mortgage and private banking. In 2012, Erbil was appointed as the EVP of Financial Institutions and Corporate Banking. Today, he is also a Board Member of Garanti Pension and Life, Garanti Securities and Garanti Bank Pension Fund Foundation.

Hüsnü Erel

Executive Vice President
Technology Operations Management & Central Marketing

Hüsnü Erel graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering. He served as an executive at various private companies and banks. In 1994, he joined Garanti Technology as General Manager and was appointed to his current position in 1997. Erel is a Board Member of Garanti Payment Systems and Garanti Technology.

Gökhan Erün

Executive Vice President
Human Resources & Training, Treasury & Investment Banking

Gökhan Erün earned his undergraduate degree from Istanbul Technical University Department of Electronics and Communications and his graduate degree from the Business Administration Department of Yeditepe University. In 1994, he joined Garanti Bank's Treasury Department, and between the years 1999-2004, he served as the Senior Vice President of the Commercial Marketing and Sales Unit. In 2004, he became the CEO of Garanti Pension and Life and in 2005, he was appointed as Executive Vice President responsible of Human Resources and Training. Erün became responsible of Investment Banking in 2006 and Treasury in 2013.  Erün is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Garanti Pension and Life, Teachers Academy Foundation and Board Member of Garanti Asset Management, Garanti Mortgage, Garanti Securities and Garanti Bank SA. In addition, Erün is the Chairman of the Board of Directors Garanti Custody Services.

Onur Genç

Executive Vice President
Retail and Private Banking, Call Center
Garanti Payment Systems, CEO

Onur Genç graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and earned his graduate degree from Business Administration at Carnegie Mellon University. Starting his career in 1996 in the US and lastly acting as the Director and Country Manager of McKinsey & Company, a global management consultancy, Genç joined Garanti in March 2012 as Executive Vice President responsible for Retail and Private Banking. As of May 2012, Genç also assumed CEO responsibilities of Garanti Payment Systems. Onur Genc is a Board member of Garanti Asset Management, Garanti Technology, Garanti Payment Systems and Chairman of Garanti Mortgage.

Turgay Gönensin

Executive Vice President
Domestic & Overseas Subsidiaries Coordination

Turgay Gönensin graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Business Administration. In 1987 he joined Garanti Bank, where he worked at various departments. He served as the CEO of Garanti Bank International between 1997 and 2000 and CEO of Ottoman Bank between 2000 and 2001. After working as Executive Vice President in Commercial Banking since 2002, Gönensin was appointed to his current position in 2013. He is also the Chairman of Garanti Fleet Management, Vice Chairman of the Board of Garanti Leasing and Garanti Factoring and a Board Member of Garanti Technology, Garanti Bank International, Garanti Bank SA and Garanti Securities.

Nafiz Karadere

Executive Vice President
SME Banking, Corporate Brand Management and Marketing Communication

Nafiz Karadere graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences' Department of International Relations at Ankara University. He worked as a senior executive at various private banks and was appointed to his current position in 1999. Karadere is a Board Member of Garanti Bank SA, Garanti Payment Systems, Garanti Leasing, Garanti Pension and Life, Garanti Technology and Garanti Bank Pension Fund Foundation and member of the Board of Trustees at Teachers Academy Foundation. He is also the Vice Chairman of World Wildlife Foundation-Turkey and Chairman of SALT.

Adnan Memiş

Executive Vice President
Support Services

Adnan Memiş earned his undergraduate degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Economics and his graduate degree from the Managerial Economics Institute of the same university. He joined Garanti Audit Board as an Assistant Inspector in 1978, served as the Manager of Loans Department and then was appointed to his current position in 1991. Memiş is currently the President of the Financial Restructuring Working Group of the Banks Association of Turkey and a Board Member of Garanti Bank Pension Fund Foundation and Darüşşafaka Society. He is also the Group Leader of Denizyıldızları (Starfish) Project.

Murat Mergin

Executive Vice President

Strategic and Financial Planning

Murat Mergin graduated from the City University of New York Departments of Economics and Finance. He assumed executive responsibilities at various private banks before joining Garanti in 1994. Mergin was appointed to his current position in 2002.

Aydın Şenel

Executive Vice President
Purchasing & Tax Management

Aydın Şenel is a graduate of Marmara University Faculty of Commercial Sciences. Between the years 1981 and 1984, he worked as Auditor, Human Resources Group Manager, Credit Cards Manager, Financial Analysis Coordination Manager and Financial Monitoring Manager at Garanti. In 1999, Şenel was appointed as Head of General Accounting and then in 2006, he promoted as EVP of General Accounting & Financial Reporting. In 2013, Şenel was appointed to his current position. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Garanti Bank Pension Fund Foundation, member of the Board of Trustees at Teachers Academy Foundation, Board Member of Garanti Factoring and Member of Audit Committee.

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