Board Of Directors

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Board Of Directors

Dr. R. Ahmet ALBAYRAK

Chairman

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 (USA) 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, Mr. 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. Mr. 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 Mr. Albayrak, who became Executive Vice President - Banking Services Group. Since October 2012, he has been serving as Executive Vice President, Corporate and International Banking. Mr. Albayrak was appointed as the Chairman to KT Portfoy in April 2019.

Hüseyin Cevdet YILMAZ

Vice Chairman

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. Mr. Yılmaz was appointed as the Vice Chairman to KT Portfoy in April 2019.

Bilal SAYIN

Board Member

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 and appointed as KT Portföy Board Member in April 2019.

Abdurrahman DELİPOYRAZ

Board Member

Born in Istanbul in 1968, Mr. Delipoyraz graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University. He began his career in Kuveyt Türk family at the Project and Investment Directorate and he worked at the Corporate and Commercial Banking Sales Directorate and Financial Analysis and Information Directorate till 2000. Mr. Delipoyraz worked as the Branch Manager at Beşyüzevler and Bakırköy Branches between 2000 and 2004 and he was assigned as the Regional Manager in December 2004 and he worked at Istanbul Europe 1 and Istanbul Anatolia Regional Directorates. He has been serving as the Executive Vice President of SME Banking since January 2015 and appointed as KT Portföy Board Member in April 2019.

Hamit Kütük

Board Member & CEO

Hamit Kütük graduated from İstanbul University, Department of Economics in 1992. In 2013, he received a master's degree in Islamic Finance from Sabahattin Zaim University and is continuing his PhD studies in the same field. He started his banking career in 1997 in Kuveyt Turk Fund Management Department as a dealer. He continued his career in the same bank as the Foreign Exchange Markets Executive Manager in 2006, Treasury Marketing Executive in 2010 and Asset-Liability Vice President in 2016. In April 2019, he was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors and CEO of KT Portfoy.

Hamit Kutuk holds SPL Advanced Level (Level 3) and Derivative Instruments Licenses.