Born in 1944, Hüsnü M. Özyeğin obtained his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He served as General Manager and Board Member at Pamukbank T.A.Ş. from 1974 to 1984, and founded Finansbank A.Ş. in 1987, after serving as Deputy Chairman and General Manager of Yapı Kredi Bankası A.Ş. from 1984 to 1987. Hüsnü M. Özyeğin served as Chairman at Finansbank A.Ş. from the date of its establishment until 2010, and made numerous social investments with an exemplary social awareness. He maintains his position as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation, which he founded in 1990, in addition to his roles as a Member of Board of Trustees at AÇEV, founded in 1993, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Özyeğin University, founded in 2007. Hüsnü M. Özyeğin is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fiba Holding and Fibabanka A.Ş., and is also a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Business School.
Fevzi Bozer was born in 1955. Following his graduation from the Department of Business Administration at Indiana University, he completed his MBA at Roosevelt University. Following his tenure at Citibank from 1984 to 1988, Bozer joined Finansbank in 1988 as a Branch Manager. He served as General Manager at Finansbank Suisse (currently called Credit Europe Bank Suisse S.A.) in 1991-1993, and at Finansbank A.Ş. between 1995 and 1999. Between 1999 and 2006, Bozer served on the Board as Executive Director while at the same time serving as a Board Member at Fiba Group’s banks abroad and at Fiba Holding A.Ş. from 1997. Other positions held by Fevzi Bozer include Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee at Fibabanka.
İsmet Kaya Erdem was born in 1928. After graduating from Marmara University, he served as Undersecretary of Treasury, Social Security Institution General Director, Minister of Finance, State Minister in charge of the Economy, and as Speaker of the Turkish Parliament between 1961 and 1999. He joined Fiba Group in 2000. İsmet Kaya Erdem is a Member of the Board at Fibabanka A.Ş.
Born in 1962, Mehmet Güleşci is a graduate of Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration, where he later earned a Master’s degree. From 1984 to 1996, Güleşci worked in the Istanbul and Boston offices of Ernst & Young as an Associate Partner, and received CPA certification in Turkey and in the US state of Massachusetts. As he continued working as Associate Partner, Güleşci joined Finansbank as Assistant General Manager in charge of Financial Control and Planning in early 1997, where he served as Executive Director of the Board of Directors until end-2009. He is currently Group CFO of Fiba Group and serves on the Boards of the Group’s financial and non-financial investments in Turkey and abroad. Mehmet Güleşci is a Member of the Board at Fibabanka A.Ş. and Chairman of the Board at Fiba Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş.
Born in 1957, Mevlüt Hamdi Aydın graduated from Middle East Technical University’s Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. Between 1983 and 1989, he worked at Akbank as Auditor. Following that, he joined Finansbank in 1989 as Chair of the Inspection Board. Between 1992 and 1995, he served as Head of Finansbank’s Inspection Board and as Human Resources Group President. For nine years from 1995, he was Assistant General Manager in charge of Human Resources. Mevlüt Hamdi Aydın has been a Member of the Board of Directors at Fibabanka A.Ş. since January 2013.
Born in 1965, Memduh Aslan Akçay graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Economics, and obtained an MA in Economics Policy from University of Illinois. He worked at Etibank between 1990 and 1993, and at the State Planning Organization between 1993 and 2000. He later worked at the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, as Head of the Economic Evaluations Department and Foreign Relations Department, as well as Chair of the Systemic Risk Committee in 2001-2004. Between 2004 and 2010, he served as the Director General of Foreign Economic Relations at Undersecretariat of Treasury. During Akçay’s tenure at the Undersecretariat of Treasury, he assumed roles on many internal executive committees (Debt Management Committee, Disciplinary Committee). He also served as Board Member for the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB), Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB), Economic Cooperation Organization Trade and Development Bank (ECOBANK), and as a Member of the Audit Committee at Milli Reasürans A.Ş. In addition to these roles, Akçay represented Turkey as an Alternate Governor before international financial institutions such as World Bank (WB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Islamic Development Bank (IDB). He served as a Board Member for EBRD during 2010-2013 in London, in addition to chairing the Budget and Administrative Affairs Committee of the EBRD Board of Directors for two terms. He then worked for the Undersecretariat of Treasury between 2013 and 2016. In April 2016, Memduh Aslan Akçay was appointed to his current position as a Member of the Board of Directors at Fibabanka A.Ş.
Born in 1960, Hülya Kefeli graduated from Robert College and İstanbul Technical University, Department of Management Engineering. Kefeli started her career in banking at Akbank in 1983 as Assistant Specialist, followed by various positions at the Bank. Between 2007 and 2015, she served as Assistant General Manager in charge of International Banking. Having assumed Board Member roles at various Akbank subsidiaries, Hülya Kefeli has been a Member of the Board of Directors at Fibabanka since May 15, 2017.
Born in 1967, Selçuk Yorgancıoğlu completed his Master’s degree in Finance at University of New Haven following his undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Economics at Istanbul University. He worked at Interbank as Management Trainee and Assistant Specialist between 1992 and 1993; at ABN AMRO Group Istanbul and Amsterdam as Manager in charge of Investment Banking and Emerging Markets between 1993 and 1998; at FinansInvest as Assistant General Manager between 1998 and 1999; and at Fiba Bank, with the same title, between 1999 and 2000. Yorgancıoğlu, who was Co-Head of Emerging Markets at Deutsche Bank - London between 2000 and 2007, continued his career at Deutsche Bank - Istanbul as General Manager and Board Member between 2007 and 2008. Serving as the Partner in charge of Turkey and Central Asia at Abraaj Group since 2008, Selçuk Yorgancıoğlu has been a Member of the Board at Fibabanka A.Ş. since September 2016.
Born in 1962, Onur Umut completed his education in Bogazici University Industrial Engineering. He started his career at Iktisat Bank Inc. in 1985 and then joined Fiba Group in 1988. He worked as the General Manager of Finansbank N.V. (Credit Europe Bank N.V.) between the years of 1996-1999 and of Finansbank Inc. between the years of 1999-2003. He is currently a board member of Fiba Group's International Banks, Fiba Holding Inc. and Fibabanka Inc.
Born in 1969, Ömer Mert graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department at ITU, he received an MA degree in the Engineering Management program at the same university. In 1993, he embarked upon his career in the insurance industry, working for various companies. Following that, between 2003 and 2005, he worked at Fortis Emeklilik ve Hayat A.Ş.; and between 2005 and 2012, at Garanti Emeklilik ve Hayat A.Ş. as Assistant General Manager. He served as General Manager and Board Member at Fiba Emeklilik ve Hayat A.Ş. between 2012 and 2017. Since January 2017, he has served as a Board Member and General Manager at Fibabanka. Additionally, Ömer Mert is Chairman of the Board of Finberg Araştırma Geliştirme Danışmanlık Yatırım Hizmetleri A.Ş., Deputy Chairman of the Fiba Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş. and a Member of the Board at Fiba Emeklilik ve Hayat A.Ş.