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Top Management
Top Management
Fahrettin YAHŞİ (General Manager)

Fahrettin YAHŞİ (Genel Müdür)

Mr. Yahşi was born in Fatsa (Ordu) in 1965. He received his degree from the Department of Management of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Ankara University (1987) and completed his Masters Degree in Banking Department of Social Sciences Institute at Marmara University (Istanbul, 2006). He started his professional career as a sworn auditor for banks in 1987. After working for Ege Bank as an Assistant General Manager between 1996 and 1998, he was appointed as Assistant General Manager to Albaraka Turk in the same year. Between the years of 2005 and 2009, Mr. Yahşi held the position of Deputy Assistant General Manager at Albaraka Turk. He has been the General Manager of Albaraka Turk since November 2009.



Mehmet Ali VERÇİN (Assistant General Manager)

Mehmet Ali VERÇİN (Genel Müdür Yardımcısı)

Mr. Verçin was born in Kurtalan (Siirt) in 1962. He received his degree from the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Ankara University. He worked for several private companies between 1984 and 1993 as manager of exporting affairs as well as marketing manager. He began working as a Specialist in Marketing Projects in Albaraka Turk in 1993. He was promoted as Chief, Second Manager, Assistant Manager and then onto Executive in the Project and Marketing Department (1993-2000) at Albaraka Turk. Mr. Verçin has been Assistant General Manager since 2005 responsible for Corporate Marketing and Retail Marketing Departments.




Bülent TABAN (Assistant General Manager)

Bülent TABAN (Genel Müdür Yardımcısı)

Mr. Taban was born in Ordu in 1966. He received his degree from the Faculty of Management in Istanbul University (1987). He completed his postgraduate study at the Department of Management, Social Sciences Institute in Istanbul Technical University (1990). He began his banking career as an inspector in the board of inspectors for Türk Ticaret Bank. He transferred to Kentbank in 1995 where he was appointed as Manager of Retail Banking in 1997. He began working as the Manager of Retail Banking Department for Albaraka Turk in 2002. Since 2003, he has been in the office as the Assistant General Manager primarily responsible for Corporate Credits, Commercial Credits, Retail Credits and Credit Administration and Monitoring Departments.




Ayhan KESER (Assistant General Manager)

He was born in 1970, Kalecik-Ankara. Mr. Keser graduated from the Department of Economics at the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, 1991). After briefly working at T.C. Ziraat Bank, Mr. Keser worked successively as Banks’ Sworn Assistant Auditor and Banks’ Sworn Auditor at the Undersecretariat of Treasury ; Prime Ministry of Republic of Turkey. He joined Bank Asya in 1997 later resigning as Assistant General Manager in 2011. Mr. Keser joined Albaraka Turk in March 2011 as Assistant General Manager. He is responsible for the Financial Affairs and Fund Management & Financial Institutions Departments.





Temel HAZIROĞLU (Assistant General Manager)

Temel HAZIROĞLU (Genel Müdür Yardımcısı)

Mr. Hazıroğlu was born in Trabzon in 1955. He received his degree from the Department of Mathematical Engineering in Istanbul Technical University (1980). He worked as Programmer, System Analyst and Assistant Manager of IT for Türkiye Emlak Bankası. He worked as the IT Manager at Albaraka Turk between the years of 1986 and 1991. Between 1992 and 1995, he worked in the trading sector as an independent consultant. In 1996, he was again appointed to Albaraka Turk where he worked as Manager of IT department and Deputy Manager of Human Resources and Administrative Affairs Department. Mr. Hazıroğlu has been Assistant General Manager since 2003 primarily responsible for the Human Resources and Administrative Affairs Departments.






Mahmut Esfa EMEK (Assistant General Manager)

Born in 1965 in Erzurum, Mr. Emek graduated from the faculty of Management at Atatürk University (Erzurum, 1985). He joined Imar Bank in 1988 as Assistant Inspector. He joined Albaraka Turk in 1990 working as Assistant Inspector, Inspector, Assistant Head of the Inspection Board and Head of the Inspection Board between 1990 and 2003. In 2003, Mr. Emek was appointed as the Manager of Operations Department later becoming Senior Manager in the same department in 2010. In March 2011, he was promoted as the Assistant General Manager responsible for International Banking Operations, Banking Services Operations, Credits Operations and Payment Systems Operations Departments.




Turgut SİMİTÇİOĞLU (Assistant General Manager)

Turgut SİMİTÇİOĞLU (Genel Müdür Yardımcısı)

Born in Erzurum in 1961, Mr. Simitçioğlu received his degree from Education Faculty in King Suud University (Saudi Arabia, 1989). He started his professional career as an officer in the central branch of Albaraka Turk (1990) later advancing to Assistant Chief and Chief (1993-1997), Second Manager and Assistant Manager (1997-2001) positions within the same branch. Between 2001 and 2003, he became Vice Manager within the branch and then in the Corporate Banking Department. Mr. Simitçioğlu then became Manager of central branch in 2003 until 2009. In 2009, he was appointed as Assistant General Manager primarily responsible for Risk Follow-UP and Administrative Affairs Departments.






Melikşah UTKU (Assistant General Manager)

Mr. Utku was born in Ankara in 1968. He graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, 1990). He completed his graduate studies in London School of Economics (1990-1992) and Masters Degree on economic development in Marmara University (Istanbul, 1998). In 2004, he served as consultant to General Manager of Albaraka Turk. In 2006 - 2007, he was head economist in Albaraka Turk. He later worked as Investor Relations Manager from 2007-2009. He was appointed as Assistant General Manager in December 2009 primarily responsible for Information Processing, Information Technologies System Support, Information Technologies System Strategy and Governance and Project Management Departments. In addition, he was an economics columnist for Yeni Şafak newspaper for over 10 years (1995-2009).







Nihat BOZ (Assistant General Manager)

Nihat BOZ (Genel Müdür Yardımcısı)

Born in Kars in 1963, Mr. Boz graduated from the Faculty of Law of Istanbul University (1985). After being a self-employed lawyer (1985-1987), he was appointed as lawyer to the Legal Affairs Department at Albaraka Turk in 1987. He later became Assistant Manager and Manager within the same department (1995-1996). Between 2002 and 2009, Mr. Boz was head legal consultant at Albaraka Turk. He has served as Assistant General Manager responsible for Legal Affairs of Albaraka Turk since December 2009.



Board of Directors

Board of Directors

▼ Chairman :Adnan Ahmed Yusuf ABDULMALEK
Mr. Adnan Yusuf was born in 1955 in Manama (Bahrain). He studied Administrative Sciences in the Hull University (England) where he also completed his post-graduate degree. He commenced his banking career in 1973 at Habib Bank. He worked at the American Express Bank between 1975 and 1980 as assistant manager of credit transactions. He then held the following positions at Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) from 1980 onwards: Manager of main branch, deputy general manager and vice-chairman, director of global marketing and financial institutions division, head of Arab World division, vice-manager of subsidiaries and investments. In 1998 Mr. Yusuf became the chairman of ABC Islamic Bank (EC). He was then appointed as the general manager of Albaraka Banking Group (ABG) in March 2000. He took office as the CEO of Bahrain Islamic Bank during 2002-04. Since August 2004, he has been working as a board member and CEO of the ABG. In the board of directors of several banks in ABG family, Adnan Yusuf is either a member or chairman. He has been the chairman of the Board of Directors and the Credit Committee of Albaraka Türk since April 2005. Apart from above mentioned positions, Mr. Adnan Yusuf, who was awarded the “Banker of the Year 2004” at the World Islamic Banks’ Conference, is also vicepresident of Arab Banks’ Union (Lebanon) and chairman of Islamic Investment Bank of Europe (England).
▼ Vice Chairman :Yalçın ÖNER
Yalçın Öner was born in 1938 in the town Araç (Kastamonu). He had his degree from the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University and completed his post-graduate study at Minnesota University (USA) on public administration. He started his professional career in 1959 at the Ministry of Finance as tax inspector. Later on, he began to work for the State Investment Bank in 1972 and for Yatırm Finansman Investment AŞ in 1978. He became the first general manager of Albaraka Türk in 1985 and held this position until 1996. Yalçın Öner has been board member since 1996. He has been the president of internal control and audit group from July 2001 onwards. He took office in our Bank as executive (resident) board member between April 2002 and January 2007. During the period December 2006 - March 2008 he was a board member responsible from internal systems and Audit Committee members of Albaraka Türk. He has been vice-chairman of the Board of Directors since April 2002.
▼ Board Member :Osman AKYÜZ
He was born in 1954 in the town Yomra (Trabzon). He has obtained his degree from the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University. He has commenced his professional career in 1978 as a tax inspector at the Ministry of Finance. He was then transferred to Sezai Türkeş - Fevzi Akkaya Group as an auditor and financial consultant in 1983. In 1985, he started working as the manager of financial and administrative affairs in Albaraka Türk. Thereafter he worked as the manager of fund allocations (1991-94), assistant general manager (1994-95) and general manager of the Bank (1996-2002). Osman Akyüz is a member of the Credit Committee in our bank since November 2001 and executive (resident) board member since April 2002. Mr. Akyüz also holds a position in the Union of Turkish Participation Banks as secretary general since July 2002, as well as a board membership in the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce since April 2005.
▼ Board Member : İbrahim Fayez Humaid ALSHAMSI
He was born in 1949 in the Ajman city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Mr. Ibrahim Fayez had his degree in economics from the Arab University of Beirut in Lebanon in 1972. He commenced his professional career in 1969 at Bank of Oman as current accounts chief. Later on he became the manager of its Ajman branch (1971). He held the following positions: Manager of financial affairs at the Ministry of Housing & Town Planning of UAE (1972); assistant general manager at Abu Dhabi Fund for Arab Economic Development (1976); board member for European Arab Bank Holding in Luxembourg (1978), Board member for Industrial Bank of UAE (1983), Board member for Austrian Conference Centre Co in Vienna (1984) and Board member for Dubai Islamic Bank (1998). He also worked as chairman of Bangladesh Investment Co in UAE and manager of Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development in Kuwait (1983). He has been the CEO of the Emirates Islamic Bank in Dubai between 2004 and 2011. He has been a board member of Albaraka Tü rk since April 2005. He is also the chairman of Corporate Governance Committee.
▼ Board Member : Khalifa Taha HAMOOD
He was born in 1952 in Aden/Yemen, graduated from the faculty of Accountancy & Finance program of New Castle upon Tyne Polytechnic. During 1976 to 87, he was a self-employed accountant in England and Djibuti (Africa). Khalifa T. Hamood has worked as an auditor in Touche Ross & Co in Jeddah between 1987-1989. He has worked for Deloitte & Touche in their Jeddah and Texas departments between 1989-1992 as senior auditor. He switched to Whinney Murray & Co in Riyadh and worked as assistant manager between 1992-1996. He joined Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Jeddah in 1996, and worked as senior internal auditor, section head of disbursements, division chief of budget & disbursements. Presently he is the Division Chief of Settlements of IDB. Khalifa Taha Hamood was appointed as board member of Albaraka Turk in 2011.
▼ Board Member : Hood Hashem Ahmed HASHEM
He was born in 1965 in Bahrain, graduated from the faculty of Computer Engineering at King Fahd Petroleum & Mineral University in 1989 and completed MBA program in 2005 at Gramorgan University in Cardiff, UK. Hashem worked as analyst programmer at Bahrain National Oil Company between 1989 and 1996, and in August 1996 joined the Arabian Insurance Group (ARIG) as Senior Systems Developer. As a senior consultant Hashem worked in Bahrain for airlines computer datacenter of the SABRE Group during 1998-99 and at Arthur Anderson in 1999 and 2000. Hashem, who worked as Senior IT manager in Bahrain Islamic Bank between 2000 and 2007, joined Albaraka Banking Group (ABG) in 2007 February. Hood H.A.HASHEM was appointed as board member of Albaraka Turk in 2007.
▼ Board Member : Prof. Dr. Ekrem PAKDEMİRLİ
He was born in 1939 in Izmir. Professor Pakdemirli received his bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the Middle-East Technical University (Ankara). Having completed his postgraduate studies at this university, he has completed his doctorate at Imperial College London University. He is Sworn Chartered Accountant since 1989. The government offices and positions he has been vested with include the followings: Deputy undersecretary of the State Planning Organization, vice-rector of Dokuz Eyl ül University, undersecretary of the Undersecretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade, chief consultant to prime-minister of Turkey, ambassador at large. During his office as a member of parliament, representing Manisa City for 4 consecutive terms (between 1987 and 2002) he was appointed as the Minister of Transportation, Minister of Finance and Customs, Minister of State, Deputy Prime-Minister of Turkey. He has been working as a lecturer at Bilkent University and Başkent University since 2003. Prof. Pakdemirli has also been working as the deputy chairman of Vestel Electronics A.Ş. and BİM Birleşik Mağazalar A.Ş. and as board member at Sinpaş GYO, Servet GYO, and the chairman at Çevresel Kimya San. Tic. Ltd. Co. (engaged in environment friendly chemicals) since 2005. Prof. Pakdemirli was appointed as a member of the board of directors of Albaraka Türk in 2007.
▼ Board Member : Mitat AKTAŞ
He was born in 1963 in Selendi (Manisa). Mr. Aktaş was graduated from the Economics department of Political Sciences Faculty at Ankara University in 1984. He completed his master’s degree in 1992 at the Vanderbilt University in the USA. He started his career by joining the Ministry of Finance as tax inspector in 1984. He started working in our Bank as the manager of financial affairs department in 1996. Between 2003 and 2008 he worked as the head of audit and inspection group in Albaraka Türk. Since March 2008, he has been working as a member of the Audit Committee and board member responsible for the internal systems of our Bank.
▼ Board Member : Hamad Abdulla A. EQAB
He was born in 1970 in the city of Manama, the capital of Bahrain. Mr. Eqab received his degree in accounting from the University of Bahrain in 1993. His professional career started by working as banks’ inspector for Bahrain Monetary Agency in the same year. In 1996, Mr. Eqab moved to the Bahrain office of Arthur Andersen Auditing & Consultancy firm as an insurance auditor. He worked at Shamil Bank of Bahrain BSC as internal auditing manager responsible for numerous auditing and consultancy projects between the years 2002 and 2004. He joined the Ithmaar Bank at the same city as senior manager overseeing internal audit operations between the years 2004 and 2005. Since February 2005, he has been working at ABG in Bahrain, as senior vice-president responsible for financial control. He has been holding a CPA certificate since 1996. Currently he is vice-chairman of the Accounting and Auditing Standard Board of AAOIFI and, also board and audit committee member in Jordan Islamic Bank and AlBaraka Algeria. He holds the position of a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee since March 2008.
▼ Board Member : Fahad Abdullah A. ALRAJHI
He was born in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia in 1961. Mr. Al-Rajhi was graduated from the Industrial Management Department in King Fahad Petroleum & Minerals University in 1984. He commenced his professional career in 1987 at Al-Rajhi Banking and Investment Corporation as vice manager of the central branch. He was then promoted as manager of the central branch and later on as assistant manager of collaterals department. In the same bank, he was responsible for liaison with government offices and investments. He worked as a board member for Saudi Public Transportation company between 1995 and 2001. He worked as the general manager of treasury and finance department in Al-Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation until May 2008. Currently, he is the chairman of board of directors of Fahad Abdullah Rajhi Venture Company. He is also a member of board of directors in the Islamic Bank in Bangladesh, Resot Cement at Oman and Najran Cement at UAE, Gulf Merchant Group and Capital Management House at Bahrain. He has been a member of our Board of Directors and the Corporate Management Committee since March 2008.
▼ Board Member : Kemal VAROL
Kemal Varol who was born in 1943 in Iğdır, had his Masters Degree on the Textile Chemistry from the
Institute of Science and Technology of Manchester University in 1965 where he had also completed his
Doctorate in 1968. Since 1974, Mr. Varol has been working as a senior manager in numerous companies including the Sümerbank where he worked as General Manager and Chairman of the Board. He is currently working as an Associate Professor and the Head of Industrial Engineering Department at Istanbul Commerce University. Kemal Varol was appointed as the Independent Board Member to the Board of Albaraka Türk in 2013 and he is also the chairman of Corporate Governance Committee and a member of Credit Committee.
▼ Board Member : Fahrettin YAHŞİ
He was born in Fatsa (Ordu) in 1965. Mr. Yahşi received his degree in 1987 from the Department of Management of the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University. He completed his master’s degree in Banking Department of Social Sciences Institute at Marmara University (Istanbul) in 2006. He started his professional career as a sworn auditor for banks in 1987. He worked for Ege Bank as an assistant general manager between 1996 and 1998. He was appointed as assistant general manager to Albaraka Türk in 1998. He held the position of senior assistant general manager at Albaraka Türk between 2005 and 2009. He has been the general manager of Albaraka Türk since November 2009.
Department Managers
Department Managers
Alternative Distribution Channels Department Mesut AK
Banking Services Operations Department Nihat BULUT
Retail Credits Department Salih UZUN
Retail Marketing Department Kenan SARIOĞLU
Retail Products Department Ömer Lütfi TAMA
IT Support Department Hasan ABACIOĞLU
Governance and Strategy of IT Department Haluk ÖNGÖREN
Budget and Financial Reporting Department Ahmet OCAK
International Banking Operations Department Ahmet KOÇ
Training and Organization Department Ahmet ERKOÇ
Financial Institutions Department Mustafa ÇETİN
Treasury Marketing Department İhsan Fehmi SÖZKESEN
Legal Advisory Hasan AVŞAR
Legal Follow-up Department Hilmi KARAKUŞ
Internal Control İlhami ÖZDEMİR
Administrative Services Department Ahmet GÜZEL
Human Values Department Süleyman ÇELİK
Credit Administration and Monitoring Department Ali KUDEN
Credits Operations Department Fatih BOZ
Corporate Credits Department Hüseyin TUNÇ
Corporate Marketing Department Deniz AKSU
Corporate Communicatıon Department Ekrem ŞAHİN (acting)
Financial Affairs Department Fehmi GÖL
Legislation and Compliance Hakan KURBETCİ
Payment Systems Operations Department Erdem BUDUR
Performance and Career Management Department Ercan ALBAY
Project Management Department Teoman TAĞTEKİN
Risk Follow-up Department Kemal YAYLA
Risk Management Volkan EVCİL
Strategy and Corporate Performance Management Department Hasan ALTUNDAĞ
Inspection İsmail KÜÇÜKERDOĞAN
Commercial Credits Department Osman ÇELEBİ
Commercial Marketing Department Barış KÖSTEN
Commercial Product Department Erdal SEZER
Investor Relations Department Mustafa ÇETİN (acting)
Investment Projects Department Ahmet OCAK (acting)
Software Development Department Selçuk BİLGİ