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Executive Committee

Hakan Aran
Member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Born in Antakya in 1968, Hakan Aran graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Computer Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University. He completed his master's degree in Business Administration at Başkent University and he is currently continuing his PhD in Banking at İstanbul Commerce University.

Beginning his career at İşbank as a Software Specialist in 1990, Mr. Aran was appointed as the Head of Software Development Department in 2005. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Executive responsible for operations, digital banking and technology in 2008 and took part in important transformation programs of the Bank. Appointed as İşbank's 17th Chief Executive Officer on 01 April 2021, Mr Aran also serves as the Chairperson of the Credit Committee, and as member of the Risk Committee.


Yalçın Sezen
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in İzmir in 1965. Mr. Yalçın Sezen graduated from the Political Sciences and Public Administration Department of the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1987. In the same year, he began his career at İşbank as an Assistant Inspector on the Board of Inspectors. He became an Assistant Manager in 1997 in the Deposits and Banking Services Department. Mr. Sezen became the Head of Retail Banking Marketing Department in 2005 and was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive on 13 April 2011.


Murat Bilgiç
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Ankara in 1968. Mr. Murat Bilgiç graduated from the International Relations Department of the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences. He also holds a Master’s degree in Money-Banking-Finance from the University of Birmingham. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He joined İşbank in 1990 as an Assistant Inspector on the Board of Inspectors. In 1999, he was appointed to Corporate Loans Underwriting Department as an Assistant Manager. He was appointed as the Regional Manager in 2002 and as the Head of Corporate Loans Underwriting Department in 2008. Mr. Bilgiç was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive on 25 March 2016.


N. Burak Seyrek
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Ankara in 1970. Mr. N. Burak Seyrek graduated from the International Relations Department of Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences. He joined İşbank in 1990 as Assistant Specialist at Training Department. After serving in Corporate Loans Underwriting Division as Assistant Specialist, Mr. Seyrek was appointed as the Branch Manager of İşbank AG Filiale Frankfurt in 1998, Assistant Manager of Başkent/Ankara Branch in 2001, Manager of Ostim Branch in 2004, Director of Corporate Banking Sales in Ankara Central II. Region in 2007, Head of Corporate Banking Product Department in 2010, Head of Corporate Banking Sales Department in 2011, Head of SME Loans Sales Division in 2013, and as Chief Executive Officer at İşbank AG, which is a subsidiary of İşbank located in Germany. Mr. Seyrek was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive of İşbank on 25 March 2016.


Şahismail Şimşek
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Erzurum in 1968. Mr. Şahismail Şimşek graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science, Department of Finance. He joined İşbank as an Officer at Yenişehir/Ankara in 1992, and served as a Section Head, Sub-Manager and Assistant Manager in Sultanhamam branch between 1995-2007. He served as an Assistant Manager and Unit Manager at Commercial Banking Product Division between 2007-2012, and Manager of Avcılar Commercial Branch between 2012-2016. He was appointed as the Head of Commercial Banking Sales Division in 2016. Mr. Şimşek was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive on 28 November 2017.


Ebru Özşuca
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Ankara in 1971. Ms. Ebru Özşuca graduated from the Economics Department of the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences in 1992. She also holds a master’s degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Southampton in UK. She attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2015. She joined İşbank as an Assistant Specialist at the Treasury Department in 1993. She served in the same department as an Assistant Manager and Unit Manager. After serving in Corporate Banking Product Department between the years 2007-2011, she was appointed as Head of Treasury Department. Ms. Özşuca was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive on 28 November 2017.


Gamze Yalçın
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Ankara in 1971. Ms. Gamze Yalçın graduated from the Economics Department of the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences in 1992. She also holds a master’s degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham in UK. She attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2017. She joined İşbank as an Assistant Specialist in 1993. After serving in Organization and Accounting Divisions, she was appointed as an Assistant Manager in Risk Management Division in 2002. After serving as a Unit Manager, she was appointed as the Head of Risk Management Division in 2011. Ms. Yalçın was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive on 28 November 2017 and also currently serves as Sustainability Leader of İşbank.


Cahit Çınar
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Ankara in 1967. Mr. Cahit Çınar graduated from International Relations Department of Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science. He attended Munich Ludwig-Maximillians University between 1989-1990. He began his career at İşbank as an Assistant Specialist at Economic Research Division in 1991 and joined the Board of Inspectors as an Assistant Inspector in 1992. He was appointed to the Commercial Loans Division in 2001 as an Assistant Manager. He was appointed to a position in Frankfurt/Germany in 2004, and became the Regional Manager of Commercial Loans Department in 2007, Head of Commercial Loans Underwriting Division in 2010 and Manager of Güneşli Corporate Branch in 2013. He was appointed as a Chief Executive Officer at İşbank AG on 25 March 2016. Mr. Çınar was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive of İşbank on 5 October 2018.


Ozan Gürsoy
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Adana in 1974. Mr. Ozan Gürsoy graduated from the Public Administration Department of Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences. He also holds a master’s degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham in UK. He joined İşbank as an Assistant Inspector on the Board of Inspectors in 1996. Throughout his career, Mr. Gürsoy served in various units of İşbank and Gebze Corporate Branch of the Bank.


Sezgin Yılmaz
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Kırcaali in 1975. Mr. Sezgin Yılmaz graduated from Uludağ University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics. Mr. Yılmaz started his career as an Officer at Bursa Branch in 1997. After serving in various positions in the Bank, Mr. Yılmaz was appointed as Regional Manager of SME Loans Underwriting Division in Kayseri in 2012 and Regional Manager of SME Loans Underwriting Division in İzmir Central I. Region in 2015. He then served as Regional Sales Manager of SME and Enterprise Banking Sales Division in İzmir Central II. Region, Support Services and Procurement Division Head, and Procurement Division Head in the respective order. Mr. Yılmaz, who was elected to İşbank Board of Directors on 29 March 2019, currently serves as Deputy Chief Executive.


Serkan Uğraş Kaygalak
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Bingöl in 1975. Mr. Serkan Uğraş Kaygalak graduated from the Business and Administration Department of Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences in 1997. In the same year, he began his career at İşbank as an Assistant Inspector on the Board of Inspectors. He became an Assistant Manager in 2006 in the Treasury Department. He served as Branch Manager in Tarsus Branch in 2008 and as Vice Chairperson in the Board of Inspectors in 2010. Mr. Kaygalak was appointed as the Division Head of Card Payment Systems Division in 2013. He completed Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2018.


Sabri Gökmenler
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Ankara in 1968. Mr. Sabri Gökmenler graduated from the Computer Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University in 1991 and completed his master's degree in the same department in 1995.

Mr. Gökmenler who began his career at İşbank in 1991 as a Software Specialist, has served in Softtech, a participation of İşbank, since 2004. He became the Head of IT Architecture & Security Management Division of İşbank in 2008 and Head of Information Technologies Division in 2012. Mr. Gökmenler attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2018 and was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive on 28 January 2021.


Sezgin Lüle
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Trabzon in 1976. Mr. Sezgin Lüle graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University's Faculty of Engineering in 1998. He completed his master's degree in International Banking and Finance at the University of Birmingham in 2004.

Mr. Lüle began his career in Organization Division of İşbank as an Assistant Organization and Method Specialist at in 1998 and became an Assistant Inspector in the Board of Inspectors in 1999. He served as Assistant Manager and Unit Manager at the Board of Project and Change Management between 2008 and 2011 and became the Head of Enterprise Architecture Division in April 2017. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2019. Mr. Lüle was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive on 28 January 2021.


Can Yücel
Deputy Chief Executive

Born in Ankara in 1978. Mr. Can Yücel graduated from the Economics Department of the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences and began his career at İşbank as an Assistant Inspector on the Board of Inspectors in 1999. He served as Assistant Manager at SME Loans Underwriting Division in 2008, Assistant Manager at Corporate Loans Underwriting Division in 2009, appointed as Unit Manager in the same division in 2011 and as the Head of Corporate Loans Underwriting Division in 2016. Mr. Yücel became the Branch Manager of Başkent Corporate/Ankara Branch in 2020 and was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive on 26 August 2021.



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