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
In 1985 graduated from Alma-Ata Institute of the National Economy as an engineer-economist and received his law degree in 2004 from Taraz State University. From 1987 to 1996, he worked on different positions in the field of accounting and finance in Kordai District of Dzhambul region. From 1996 to 2008, he held various top-management positions at Tax Authorities of Almaty-city and Center for Judicial Economics Expertise under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The period between 2008 - 2014 he worked as a Head of Tax Department of Almaty Region and Head of Tax Department of city of Almaty. He served as Head of administration of the Mayor of city of Almaty from 2014 to 2015. During the period from 2015 to 2018, he worked as the Managing director of the "Astana Expo-2017" National Company. Since January 2018 he serves as a Managing director for economics and finance (CFO) at the National Welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna". In March 2018, he was appointed as a Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Şekerbank T.A.Ş.
Board Member, General Manager
Born in 1971. Mr. Erdal Erdem graduated from Kocaeli University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, at the Department of Finance. Mr. Erdem started his career in Family Finans Kurumu A.Ş. in 1995. After he served as a Board Member and Credit Committee Member at Ziraat Bank A.Ş., Vice Chairman at Ziraat Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. and Board Member at Ziraat Bank Moskova CJSC, he worked as Executive Vice President at Halk Bank A.Ş., Chairman at Halk Faktoring A.Ş. and Board Member at Halkbank Belgrad A.Ş. He was appointed as an Executive Vice President at Şekerbank T.A.Ş. in November 2017.
Board Of Directors
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Executive Vice Presidents
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.
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 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.
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.
Aybala Şimşek is a graduate of the Harvard Business School General Management Program. She holds an MBA degree from the Faculty of Business Administration at Bilgi University and a Bachelor’s from the Faculty of Communication at Ankara University. She began her career in 1999 working in television news channels and became the editor and host of her own news programme. Ms Şimşek took on the position of Şekerbank T.A.Ş. Department Head in March 2007 and in 2013 she was promoted to Group Head of Strategy and Brand Management. In 2015, as the Group Head of Strategy, she also became responsible for the Sustainable Development Banking Department, which includes the Microfinance programme. Appointed as Executive Vice President in April 2016, Ms. Şimşek’s areas of responsibility have gradually expanded and she now oversees Şekerbank’s Strategy, Human Resources & Organization, CRM & Risk Analytics, Sustainable Development Banking, Process Development, Digital Banking, Distribution Channels, Advertising and Corporate Communication Departments. She is also a board member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey (Partner of WBCSD) and leads the Sustainable Finance Working Group and annual summit. Şimşek has also undertaken the leadership of Şekerbank’s Transformation Program since June 2018.
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
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.