Hüseyin AYDIN – Chairman of the Board
He graduated from Ankara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences, Faculty of Economics in 1981. Aydın who started his professional life as an Assistant Inspector at Ziraat Bank, worked as a manager at various units of Ziraat Bank until 27.03.2003. Later, he served as the General Manager of Halk Bankası between 31.05.2005-14.07.2011, after serving as the Executive Board member of Halk Bankası, Board Member of Pamukbank and Vice Chairman of the Board of Ziraat Bankası. Aydın, who continues his works as the General Manager of Ziraat Bankası as of 15.07.2011, is also the Chairman of the Banks Association of Turkey. As of February 18, 2015, Hüseyin Aydın has also assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors of our Bank.
Fikrettin AKSU – Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
He graduated from Eskişehir Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences, Kütahya School of Management, Department of Business Administration in 1979. After working in various institutions between 1980 and 1984, he started working at T.C. Ziraat Bankası A.Ş. in 1984. Aksu worked as General Manager of Ziraat Hayat Emeklilik A.Ş. and Ziraat Sigorta A.Ş. and as General Manager of Ziraat Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. after working in various positions at the Bank between 1984 and 2014, and he served as the Head of Human Resources Group between October 2018-December 2019. He served as the Head of the Internal Operations Group between December 2019 and August 2020. He has been serving as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ziraat Katılım, Audit Committee and as the member of the Corporate Governance Committee of our Bank since 19.06.2020.
Metin ÖZDEMİR – General Manager – Board Member
He graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration in 1990. Metin Özdemir started his professional life at Kuveyt-Türk Finans Kurumu A.Ş. in 1992 and continued his career as a manager in the retail sector since 1996. Özdemir was on duty as a Member of İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Council between 2004-2014. From April 2012 to May 27, 2019, he served as the Member of the Board of Directors, Member of Remuneration Committee and associate member of Credit Committee at Ziraat Bankası. Özdemir, who has been a member of Ziraat Katılım Bankası Board of Directors since February 18th, 2015, was appointed as the General Manager of Ziraat Katılım Bankası A.Ş. on June 12th, 2017. Özdemir, who was on duty in Board of Directors and the Remuneration Committee of our Bank, has also been serving as the Chairman of the Credit Committee since July 25th, 2017. He also serves as the President of Banks Association of Turkey and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADFIMI.
Taner AKSEL – Board Member
He graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1983. He started his banking career as an Inspector at Pamukbank Board of Inspectors in 1985 and worked as a manager at commercial-corporate branches. Having started working at Halk Bankası in 2002, Aksel worked as Regional Coordinator, Head of Corporate and Commercial Marketing Department, Deputy General Manager for Corporate Marketing and Deputy General Manager for SME Banking until October 2015. In addition, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Halk Faktoring A.Ş., one of the subsidiaries of Halkbank, upon its establishment, as the Board Member of Halk Leasing A.Ş. and as the Board Member of Halk Sigorta. Since 2016, he has been working on efficiency analysis of business processes at home and abroad for companies on commercial and SME scale, profitability increase, project feasibility and implementation of business development models. Aksel, who has been serving as a Board Member of Ziraat Katılım as of 19.06.2020, is also a Member of the Credit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Ahmet BUÇUKOĞLU – Board Member
He was born in Kayseri in 1955. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science, Department of Economy and Finance in 1980. He started working at T.C. Ziraat Bankası A.Ş. in 1982. From 1982 to 2014, he served as Assistant Inspector, Inspector, Deputy Manager for Agricultural Credits, Head of Intelligence Department, Branch Manager and Regional Manager. Between 2014 -2018, he served as the General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Development Bank of Turkey. Buçukoğlu, who has been serving as a Board Member of Ziraat Katılım as of 19.06.2020, is also a Member of the Audit Committee and a Member of Credit Committee.
Hasan DURSUN – Board Member
He graduated from İstanbul University Faculty of Economics, Economics Major Discipline and Political Sciences and Finance Disciplines in 1977. He started his career at Sümerbank Alım-Satım Müessesesi Customs and Transport Service on October 1st, 1977. Working at İstanbul Foreign Exchange branch of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Between the years of 1978-1981, Dursun served as Assistant Inspector and Inspector at Türkiye İmar Bankası between 1981 and 1986. Between 1986 and 1987, he served as the Deputy Manager for Credits at Tütünbank, and between 1987 and 2016, he served as the Branch Manager at Faisal Finans Kurumu, Anadolu Finans Kurumu and Albaraka Türk. Served as a manager in private companies after retiring in 2016, Dursun worked as Board Member at Bereket Emeklilik A.Ş. between 2017-2018. Dursun, who has been serving as a Board Member of Ziraat Katılım as of 19.06.2020, also serves as a Member of the Credit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee.