Born in 1949 in Çankırı, Hasan Cebeci is a graduate of the Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences (Department of Economics and Finance). Beginning his career as an assistant inspector at Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O., Cebeci went on to become an inspector, a branch manager, a unit manager and an assistant general manager at the same bank. He was appointed as a member of the executive board and put in charge of Loans on March 28, 2003 at T. Halk Bankası A.Ş. where he would later become the general manager and chairman from December 8, 2003 onwards. He became chairman on April 13, 2005. He is also the chairman of Halk Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş.
Süleyman Kalkan was born in Kırşehir in 1956. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, Department of International Relations at Ankara University. Kalkan began his professional career as an assistant inspector at Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. in 1983. He then served as Retail Loans Assistant Manager in 1993, Commercial and Corporate Loans Regional Manager in 1995 and Non-Performing Loans Manager from 1997 until the end of 2003 at the same bank, sat on the Disciplinary Committee and served as a branch manager. During this period, Kalkan also sat on the boards of the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik A.Ş. and İş Faktoring A.Ş. He served as chairman of Güneş Sigorta A.Ş., a subsidiary of Vakıfbank, and chairman of the Board of Auditors of Vakıf International AG (Vienna). Kalkan sat as executive member on the Board of Directors of Vakıfbank and general manager of Vakıfbank from March 2010 until March 2013. He serves as vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Halkbank since April 1, 2013. Kalkan also a board member of Demir-Halk Bank (Netherlands) N.V.
Ali Fuat TASKESENLIOGLU
Board Member and General Manager
Ali Fuat Taskesenlioglu was born in Erzurum in 1964. He graduated from Atatürk University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Business Administration Department. After serving as chief specialist at Faisal Finance Institution from 1988 to 1996, he started at Asya Participation Bank on October 1996 and served as assistant manager in project marketing and continued as manager of Merter and Sultanhamam branches , division manager and deputy general manager at Head Office Loan Allocation Deepartment. Taskesenlioglu who was an independent board member at T.Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O between March 30, 2012 and February 6, 2014, serves as a board member and General Manager of T.Halk Bankası A.S. since February 7, 2014.
Süleyman Aslan, born in 1970 in Osmancık/Çorum, graduated from Department of International Relations, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at the Middle East Technical University. He began his career in 1992 at the Ziraat Bank School of Banking, and then worked as a specialist in the Capital Markets Department at the same bank, as an assistant manager of the Istanbul Investment Securities Branch, following which he became a line manager of the Bonds and Bills Department of the same bank. Aslan was the general manager and a board member of Ziraat Asset Management, as well as the head of the Foreign Exchange and Money Markets Department at Ziraat Bank. Aslan was the deputy general manager responsible for Treasury Management and International Banking between June 17, 2005 and July 15, 2011 and board member and general manager of T. Halk Bankası A.Ş. between July 15, 2011 and February 6, 2014. He serves as a board member since February 7, 2014. He is also the chairman of Halk Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş.
Emin Süha ÇAYKÖYLÜ
Emin Süha Çayköylü was born in İstanbul in 1948. After graduating from the Middle East Technical University (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering), ,he went on to receive two master’s degree from Syracuse University Business School and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), as well as a PhD from Washington International University. He launched his professional career at a privately owned company as a project engineer, project manager; going on to become a unit manager at for the Development Bank of Turkey and a section chief for the Islamic Development Bank. He has also worked as a general manager, project coordinator and manager for various private companies and has been a board member of T. Halk Bankası A.Ş. since March 28, 2003.
Dr. Nurzahit KESKİN
Born in 1962 in İstanbul, Dr. Nurzahit Keskin is a graduate of Anadolu University (Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences) and holds a master's degree from Marmara University Institute of Banking and Insurance (Department of International Banking). Keskin, who has a doctorate from Sakarya University, started his career as a lecturer at Marmara University, after which he entered the private sector and worked as an independent auditor and management consultant for an international company. He also worked as a senior-level human resources manager in various national and multinational firms and as an executive board member responsible for Human Resources, Operations and Support Services at T.C. Ziraat Bank A.Ş. in 2003. In addition, he was a board member of Ziraat Bank International AG, Germany; Turkish Ziraat Bank Bosnia DD, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Ziraat Banka AD, Macedonia; Türkmen Türk Ticaret Bankası, Turkmenistan; and Azer Türk Bank ASC, Azerbaijan. Keskin has been a board member of Türkiye Halk Bankası A.Ş. since 2005. He is also a board member of Demir-Halk Bank, (Netherlands) N.V. Keskin speaks English and German.
Dr. Ahmet YARIZ
Ahmet Yarız was born in Elazığ in 1966. He graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration at Istanbul University and received his master’s and doctorate degrees from the Institute of Banking and Insurance of Marmara University. Yarız began his banking career at the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey. He later worked in various industrial enterprises and financial institutions and served as a board member of Vakıfbank responsible for Risk Management and Internal Audit and a board member of the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund. Yarız served as an independent board member of Halkbank from April 9, 2008, until May 23, 2010, and a board member from May 24, 2010, until March 28, 2013, and since March 29, 2013, he serves as an independent board member. Yarız also a board member of Halk Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş.
Independent Board Member
Sabahattin Birdal was born in Kemah, Erzincan in 1952. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Department of Business Administration and Finance at Istanbul University. He began his career at Vakıfbank as an assistant inspector and went on to serve as an inspector and branch manager at the same bank. Birdal later served as a banking services manager at Faisal Finance Institution and as a branch manager, a division manager and an assistant general manager at Kuwait Turk Evkaf Finance House. He served as the Deputy Mayor of Üsküdar from April 2004 to March 2008 and a board member of Vakıfbank from March 2008 until October 2010. Her serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Halkbank since October 27, 2010, and Independent Board Member since March 29, 2013. Birdal is also the vice chairman of Halk Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş.
İsmail Erol İŞBİLEN
Independent Board Member
İsmail Erol İşbilen was born in Çankırı in 1959. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, Department of Economics and Finance at Ankara University. İşbilen began his professional career as an assistant inspector at T. Garanti Bankası A.Ş. in 1983. He served as an inspector and in various executive positions at the same bank. He joined Asya Katılım Bankası A.Ş. as a branch manager in December 1997 and served as Loans Manager at the same bank from 2000 until 2004. İşbilen served as the head of Financial Analysis and Intelligence Division at T.C. Ziraat Bankası A.Ş. from June 2005 until February 2010 and sat on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Asya Katılım Bankası A.Ş. from February 2010 until March 2012. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Halkbank since April 1, 2013, and Independent Board Member since April 18, 2013. İşbilen also a board memberof Halk Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş.
Faruk Özçelik was born in Hadim, Konya in 1968. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, Department of Business Administration at Ankara University and received his master’s degree from the Institute of Social Sciences, Department of International Relations at Selçuk University. He began his professional career at the Turkish Prime Ministry General Directorate of Foundations as an assistant inspector and later served as an inspector and inspector general at the Ministry of Public Works and Settlement and deputy general manager at the Prime Ministry General Directorate of Personnel and Principles from 2003 until 2009. Özçelik served as general manager of the Prime Ministry General Directorate of Personnel and Principles from February 2009 onwards and later sat on the board of directors of Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool from 2003 until 2010. He later served as a member of the Board of Auditors of Halkbank until from May 24, 2010, until March 29, 2013.
Faruk Özçelik serves as a member of the Board of Auditors, which was formed under the Articles of Association, since March 29, 2013.
Ali Arslan serves as a member of the Board of Auditors, which was formed under the Articles of Association, since March 29, 2013.