Recep Baştuğ

Chairman

Recep Baştuğ graduated from Çukurova University Faculty of Economics. He started his career in Garanti BBVA Internal Audit Department in 1989. Mr. Baştuğ worked as Corporate Branch Manager during 1995-1999, Commercial Regional Manager during 19992004, Commercial Banking Coordinator during 2004-2012, and served as an EVP of Commercial Banking and Consumer Finance during 2013-2018. After serving in various capacities on a number of Board of Directors at one of Turkey’s largest industrial groups, on September 6, 2019, he was appointed as the Board Member, President & CEO at Garanti BBVA. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Garanti BBVA International N.V., Garanti BBVA S.A. (Romania), Garanti BBVA Securities, Garanti BBVA Pension, Garanti BBVA Factoring, Garanti BBVA Leasing, Garanti BBVA Payment Systems and Garanti BBVA Technology. In addition to his responsibilities, he also serves as the Board Member in the Banks Association of Turkey and the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and as the Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. Mr. Baştuğ has 30 years of experience in banking and business administration.

 

Ebru Dildar Edin

Executive Vice President

Ebru Dildar Edin graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Civil Engineering and started her career in 1993. She joined the Corporate Banking Department at Garanti BBVA in 1997. In 1999, she took part in the establishment of the Project Finance Department. After leading the department for 6 years as Senior Vice President, Ms. Edin became Project and Acquisition Finance Coordinator in 2006 and was appointed to her current position on November 25, 2009. A member of the Sustainability Committee since 2010, Ms. Edin also took responsibility of the coordination of the Sustainability Team, which was established in 2012 to implement the decisions of the aforementioned Sustainability Committee. Furthermore, Ms. Edin is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey and UN Global Compact Local Network. She is also a Board Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. In addition, Ms. Edin serves as Vice Chairman of Garanti BBVA Securities and a member of the Board of Directors at Garanti Romania. With 23 years of experience in banking and business administration, Ms. Edin’s areas of responsibility are Project Finance and Sustainability, Treasury Department, Treasury Marketing and Financial Solutions, Treasury Derivatives, Financial Institutions, Corporate Banking Coordination and Cash Management/Transaction Banking.

 

Muammer Cüneyt Sezgin

Board Member

M. Cüneyt Sezgin received his undergraduate degree from Middle East Technical University Department of Business Administration, his MBA from Western Michigan University and his Ph.D. from Istanbul University Faculty of Economics. He served in executive positions at several private banks and in 2001, Mr. Sezgin joined Garanti BBVA. He is a Board Member And the Chairman of Sustainability Committee at Garanti BBVA. In addition, Mr. Sezgin is a Board Member at Garanti Bank S.A. (Romania), Garanti BBVA Pension and Life, Garanti BBVA Securities and Corporate Volunteer Association Turkey. Mr. Sezgin has been serving as a Board Member of Garanti BBVA since June 30, 2004 and has 28 years of experience in banking and business administration.

Mahmut Akten

Board Member

With an undergraduate degree from Boğaziçi University in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and graduate degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, Mahmut Akten started his career in 1999 in the USA. After having served in various positions in the Finance and Treasury departments of a global construction materials company, he joined a global management consulting firm in 2006. Between the years 2006-2012, after having worked in Boston and Istanbul offices and lastly as an Associate Partner, he joined Garanti BBVA on July 1, 2012 as the Senior Vice President responsible for Mass Retail Banking Marketing. As of January 1, 2017, Akten was appointed Executive Vice President responsible for Retail Banking and is a Board Member of Garanti BBVA Technology.. With 17 years of experience in banking and business administration, Akten’s areas of responsibility are Retail Banking Marketing, Mass Retail Banking Marketing and Affluent Banking Marketing.

Aydın Güler

Board Member

Aydın Güler graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Mechanical Engineering and joined Garanti BBVA Fund Management Department in 1990. After working at different Head Office departments for 10 years, in 2000 he was appointed Senior Vice President responsible for Risk Management and Management Reporting. Between the years 2001-2013, Mr. Güler served as the Senior Vice President responsible for Financial Planning & Analysis and was appointed as Coordinator in 2013. On December 21, 2015, Mr. Güler was appointed as the Executive Vice President in charge of Finance and Treasury and he is furthermore the Vice Chairman of Garanti BBVA Fleet, Board Member of Garanti BBVA Securities, Garanti BBVA Leasing, Garanti BBVA Mortgage, Garanti BBVA Pension and Provident Fund Foundation and Garanti BBVA Pension and Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. With 29 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Güler’s areas of responsibility are Assets & Liabilities Management, Financial Management, Financial Data, Performance Management and Budget Planning, CostManagement and Efficiency, Investor Relations, Financial Reporting and Accounting, Finance Projects, Purchasing Department and Credit Cards, Member Merchant Coordination.

Utku Ergüder

CEO

Mr. Ergüder has been the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Garanti BBVA Securities since November, 2015. He joined Garanti BBVA in 2000. Between 2004 and 2010, he worked as the Manager of the Ankara Investment Center. From 2010-2015, he served as the Head of Garanti BBVA's Investment Banking Brokerage Services. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from Hacettepe University and a MBA degree from Bilgi University.