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CEO and Executive Vice Presidents' Brief Resumes

UFUK UYAN - CEO
   

Born in Eskişehir in 1958, Ufuk Uyan graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics in 1981 and received a Master’s degree from the Department of Business Administration at the same university in 1983. After beginning his professional career as a Research Assistant at the Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics in 1979, he served as a Research Economist at the Turkish Industrial Development Bank’s Directorate of Special Research in 1982. Mr. Uyan became a Deputy Project Manager at Albaraka Türk in 1985 and joined Kuveyt Türk as the Director of Projects and Investments in 1989. He was appointed as Executive Vice President in 1993 and later Executive Assistant to the CEO. Ufuk Uyan has been the Bank’s CEO since 1999 and also serves as member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Remuneration Committee, Credit Committee and Assets and Liabilities Committee.

DR.R.AHMET ALBAYRAK - Executive Vice President, Corporate and International Banking
   

Born in Istanbul in 1966, Dr. R. Ahmet Albayrak graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1988 and received his Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Business from North Carolina State University in the United States in 1993. Mr. Albayrak earned his PhD from Istanbul Technical University in 2007 for his research on Technology Management. Beginning his banking career as a Specialist at Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası A.Ş. in 1988, Dr. Albayrak joined Kuveyt Türk in 1994 and served in the Financial Analysis and Marketing departments until 1996.

Serving in senior management posts in the private sector between 1996 and 2001, he rejoined Kuveyt Türk as acting Executive Vice President of Branch Operations in 2002. Dr. Albayrak was appointed as Executive Vice President of Operations, Technology, and Administrative Services in 2005. After the reorganization undertaken in 2008, the Human Resources, Training and Development, Quality, and Strategy Monitoring Departments also reported to Dr. Ahmet Albayrak, who became Executive Vice President - Banking Services Group. Since October 2012, Albayrak has been serving as Executive Vice President, Corporate and International Banking.

AHMET KARACA - Executive Vice President, Financial Control (Chief Financial Officer)
   

Born in Konya in 1970, Ahmet Karaca graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Public Administration in 1990. Starting his career as Assistant Sworn Bank Auditor at the Undersecretariat of the Treasury in 1992, Mr. Karaca was promoted to Sworn Bank Auditor in 1995. Joining the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey with the same title and function in 2000, he became the Deputy Chief Sworn Bank Auditor at the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey between 2002 and 2003, and was appointed Chief Sworn Bank Auditor in 2004.

Between 2004 and 2006, Ahmet Karaca received a master’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany, with a master’s thesis on International Banking and Capital Markets. Mr. Karaca joined Kuveyt Türk Katılım Bankası A.Ş. in July 2006 as Executive Vice President of Financial Control (Chief Financial Officer), a position he continues to hold.

A. SÜLEYMAN KARAKAYA - Executive Vice President - Commercial Banking

Born in Istanbul in 1953, A. Süleyman Karakaya graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Business Administration and Finance in 1979. Mr. Karakaya started his banking career as an Auditor at Garanti Bank and later worked in the Internal Audit Board, Risk Management Department and Credits Department of the same bank between 1981 and 2003. He was appointed as Executive Vice President of Corporate and Commercial Banking of Kuveyt Türk in 2003. Since the Corporate Banking segment was transferred to the Corporate and International Banking Department in September 2012 due to the restructuring of Kuveyt, Karakaya now serves as Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking.

ASLAN DEMİR - Executive Vice President, Strategy
   

A graduate of Marmara University, Department of International Relations, Demir is currently a student of the MBA program at the University of Sheffield. Having started his banking career as Officer at the Kuveyt Türk Treasury Department in 1995, Demir worked for six years in the said department, before serving at the Project Management and Quality Department from 2001 till 2004. In 2005, he was appointed Director of Project Management and Quality. After the restructuring in 2007, he continued his career as Head of Information Technologies. Since October 2012, he has been serving as Executive Vice President - Strategy.

BİLAL SAYIN - Executive Vice President, Credits (Chief Credit Officer)

Born in Sakarya in 1966, Bilal Sayın graduated from the Middle East Technical University, Department of Public Administration in 1990. Beginning his banking career at Albaraka Türk in 1990, Mr. Sayın joined Kuveyt Türk’s Projects and Investments Department in 1995. Appointed as Manager of the Corporate and Commercial Credits Department in 1999, Bilal Sayın has been serving as the Executive Vice President of Credits (Chief Credit Officer) since 2003.

HÜSEYİN CEVDET YILMAZ - Head of Risk, Control and Compliance

Born in Istanbul in 1966, Hüseyin Cevdet Yılmaz graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration in 1989. Mr. Yılmaz began his banking career as an Assistant Auditor at Esbank’s Internal Audit Board. After serving in various positions within this organization, he joined Kuveyt Türk in September 2000 as the Head of the Internal Audit Department. Hüseyin Cevdet Yılmaz was appointed as Head of the Audit and Risk Group in 2003. Since 2012, Hüseyin Cevdet Yılmaz has been serving as Head of Risk, Control and Compliance.

İRFAN YILMAZ - Executive Vice President, Banking Services
   

Born in Hakkari in 1970, İrfan Yılmaz graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Management Engineering in 1989. Beginning his banking career at the Financial Affairs Department of Kuveyt Türk in 1990, Mr. Yılmaz was assigned to the Internal Audit Department in 1996 and later served as the Head of the Internal Audit Department between 1998 and 2000. Appointed as Manager of Retail Banking in 2000, İrfan Yılmaz was promoted to Executive Vice President of Retail Banking and Business Banking in 2005 after serving in the Retail Banking Department for five years. Since October 2012, he has been serving as Executive Vice President - Banking Services.

MEHMET ORAL - Executive Vice President, Retail Banking
   

A graduate of the Uludağ University, Department of Business Administration, Mehmet Oral started his career at Kuveyt Türk as Central Branch Officer in 1992. After working for eight years at the Central Branch, he was appointed as Director of the İMES Branch in 2000, and went on to serve as Director of Bursa Branch from 2001 till 2004 and Director of Merter Branch from 2004 till 2005. After the Bank's transition to region offices, he became Regional Director of the Istanbul European Side Region Office in 2005. After serving in this position for 4 years, Oral took office as Director of HR, Training and Quality Group in 2009. Since October 2012, he has been serving as Executive Vice President - Retail and Business Banking.

NURETTİN KOLAÇ - Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs and Collection

Born in Elazığ in 1966, Nurettin Kolaç is a graduate of Marmara University, Faculty of Law. He worked as freelance attorney and legal advisor in the banking, leasing and insurance industries. Mr. Kolaç served as Assistant Head of Department and Department Head (Legal) at the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey from 2004 until April 2010. Boasting 21 years of experience in law and banking, Nurettin Kolaç joined the Kuveyt Türk family as Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs and Collection in April 2010.