Born in 1958 in Malatya, as a member of a prominent family operating in the textile business since the 1930s; Ahmet Çalık the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Çalık Holding, started his first personal business ventures in 1981. Currently as one of the business leaders in both the Turkish and international markets with sustainable investments in 6 sectors including energy, construction, mining, textiles, finance and digital technology Ahmet Çalık, established of Çalık Holding in 1997 to bring together all Group companies under a single roof. Focusing on projects that benefit society through his visionary investments, Ahmet Çalık is known for his integrity, reliability, strong financial assets; and long-term collaborations with international companies throughout his activities in diverse regions of the world. Ahmet Çalık, has been honored with numerous awards and badges at domestically and abroad, particularly including the Japanese Order of The Rising Sun, Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon, the Turkmenistan Order of Merit, Turkmenistan Mahtumkulu Award, Turkmenistan Gayrat Medal, USA Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Albania Knight of Flag Order, Republic of Turkey State Medal of Distinguished Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkish Republic State Medal of Distinguished Service, and the Turkish Grand National Assembly Distinguished Service Award. Honorary Consul to Bursa of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Ahmet Çalık has been bestowed upon honorary doctorate by Matsumoto University and Kindai University in Japan, the University of Tirana in Kazakhistan and Malatya Turgut Özal University in Turkey. Ahmet Çalık currently serves as Board Chairman at Çalık Holding and Group Companies.
Born in 1950, Mehmet Usta graduated from the Economics and Finance Department of Eskişehir Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences. He has a background of more than 40 years in banking. He served as inspector and manager in Anadolu Bank between 1979 and 1987 and held senior management positions in Emlak Bank, both in Turkey and abroad in the Netherlands and France, between 1987 and 1994. From May 1994 to March 2007, he served at Banque du Bosphore, Paris as the General Manager and Board Member, and in April 2008, he joined Aktif Bank as the Deputy Chairman. In December 2008, he assumed the position of Deputy Chairman at Çalık Holding company Banka Kombetare Tregtare Albania before becoming Chairman in July 2009. He has also been the Chairman of Banka Kombetare Tregtare Kosovo since May 2008. Since May 2012, he has been a Board Member of the Brussels-based WSBI (World Savings and Retail Banking Institute), and from March 2015 onwards, he has held the title of Chairman at Aktif Bank subsidiaries UPT Ödeme Hizmetleri A.Ş., Sigortayeri Sigorta, and Reasürans Brokerlik A.Ş.
Born in 1959, Veysel Şahin has a degree in Public Administration from Ankara Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences. He received his master’s degree in Business Administration from Bahçeşehir University. He has 36 years of experience in banking, and is a certified public accountant and independent auditor. He started his career in banking as a deputy inspector in 1985. He served as an inspector, department and branch manager, overseas representative and Chairman of the Inspection Board at Anadolu Bank, Emlak Bank, Ziraat Bank International AG and Ziraat Bank. He was a member of the Audit Committee of Axa Insurance and a Board Member of TKI Bank Kazakhstan. In 2009 Şahin joined Aktif Bank as a Board Member and since then he has served as the Audit Committee Chairman and Corporate Governance Committee Member. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Aktif Bank subsidiary N Kolay Ödeme Kurulusu and a member of the Audit Committee at GAP İnşaat.
Born in 1970, Kemaleddin Koyuncu studied Business Administration at Middle East Technical University and received an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Koyuncu has a professional background of 29 years. He began his career in banking in 1992 as a deputy inspector at Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. Between 1996 and 2001, he served as a Treasury Specialist at the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Treasury. From 2001 to 2015, he worked as a Banking Specialist, Deputy Head of Department, Senior Chief Specialist of Banking, Department Head and Deputy Department Head at the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA). Between 2003 and 2004, he sat on the Board of Toprak Sigorta/Ege Sigorta. He joined Aktif Bank in 2015 as Executive Vice President. Since September 2017, he has served as a member of the Board and the Audit Committee of Aktif Bank.
Born in 1973, Serdar Sümer holds a degree in Business Administration from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences. He completed his master’s in Business Administration at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA, and in April 2011, received a PhD in banking at the Marmara University Institute of Banking and Insurance. Sümer is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Certified Public Accountant. He started his career in 1996 as a Sworn-in Bank Auditor. From 2008 to 2014, he served as the Executive Vice President of Subsidiaries Management and Capital Markets at Aktif Bank. Having developed various innovative solutions to address customers’ financial needs to increase the effectiveness of products and channels in capital markets; in 2013 Sümer led the issue of the first lease certificate for project financing in Turkey. He oversaw the launch of Turkey’s first bank bond and ABS products and the coordination of the Bank’s subsidiaries and affiliates within the most effective management structure. After working as an executive at an industry-leading investment company, Sümer returned to Aktif Bank in 2015 to assume the role of CEO, and worked as the Bank’s CEO and a Board Member until the end of 2020. As of 2021, Sümer is appointed as Board Member. Sümer is also a Board Member at N Kolay Ödeme Kuruluşu A.Ş., one of the leading payment institutions in Turkey; international money transfer service provider UPT Ödeme Sistemleri A.Ş.; smart city and ticket solutions provider E-Kent Geçiş Sistemleri ve Biletleme Teknolojileri A.Ş.; payment systems providers PAVO Teknik Servis Elektrik Elektronik San. Tic. A.Ş. and Echo Bilgi Yönetim Sistemleri A.Ş.; and Insurance provider comparison platform Sigortayeri Sigorta ve Reasürans Brokerliği A.Ş. After working as an executive at an industry-leading investment company, Sümer returned to Aktif Bank in 2015 to assume the role of CEO, and has since been the Bank’s CEO and a Board Member leading the Aktif Bank’s subsidiaries. Sümer is also a Board Member at N Kolay Ödeme Kuruluşu A.Ş., one of the leading payment institutions in Turkey; international money transfer service provider UPT Ödeme Sistemleri A.Ş.; smart city and ticket solutions provider E-Kent Geçiş Sistemleri ve Biletleme Teknolojileri A.Ş.; payment systems providers PAVO Teknik Servis Elektrik Elektronik San. Tic. A.Ş. and Echo Bilgi Yönetim Sistemleri A.Ş.; and Insurance provider comparison platform Sigortayeri Sigorta ve Reasürans Brokerliği A.Ş.
Born in 1969, Ahmet Erdal Güncan took a degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University before specializing in construction management at the same institution. Güncan worked in the banking sector for 24 years before joining Aktif Bank in 2008.
Born in 1967, Galip Tözge graduated from Marmara University, Department of Economics. He completed his master's degree in Business Administration at the University of Missouri in 1992 and in Business Law at Bilgi University in 2018. Tözge, who started his banking career at Citibank in 1993, worked in Corporate and Retail Banking fields until 2002 and served as Assistant General Manager in charge of Retail Banking between 1999-2002. In 2002, he joined Akbank T.A.Ş. In addition to serving as a senior manager in Branches Management, SME, CRM, ADK and Retail Banking for 12 years, he also served as a Member of the Board of Directors at Ak Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş and Ak Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş.. Tözge joined Aktif Bank as General Manager in 2015, after serving in this position for a short time, he was appointed as a Board Member in Çalık Holding. Tözge has been a Board Member of Banka Kombetare Tregtare Albania since 2017, and Banka Kombetare Tregtare Kosovo since 2018. He has been a member of the Board and the Audit Committee of Aktif Bank since April 2022.
Born in 1974, Ayşegül Adaca Oğan completed her bachelor’s degree in Boğaziçi University Civil Engineering Department and her master’s degree in Stanford University. With 23 years of banking experience, Oğan joined Aktif Bank in 2015. As of 2021, she is appointed as the CEO and Board Member of Aktif Bank.
Murat Barlas, born in 1968, graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Mathematics. Busy in the banking sector for 25 years, he joined Aktif Bank in 2015.
Muzaffer Suat Utku was born in 1974 and graduated from U.S. International University of San Diego, Business Administration Department. He completed his M.B.A. at London University College. He joined Aktif Bank in 2007 and has 22 years banking experience.
Hakan Pürdeloğlu was born in 1978 and graduated from Middle East Technical University, Mathematics Department. He completed his MBA degree at Istanbul Technical University in finance field. He joined Aktif Bank in 2021 and has 20 years of banking experience.
Born in 1977, Kadir Mustafa Öztürk graduated from Istanbul Technical University. Since 2000, he took an active role in internet branch, mobile banking, contact center, ATM, digital wallet and digital infrastructure development projects in companies that provide software on financial technologies. With 22 years of experience, Öztürk joined Aktif Bank in 2021.
Born in 1979, Atila Yanpar graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science, Public Finance Department. He received two master degrees from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science, Public Economy Department and Oxford University, Public Policy Department. With 18 years of experience, Atila Yanpar joined Aktif bank in 2019.
Born in 1974, Selcan Arkalı Rota graduated from Middle East Technical University, Political Sciences and Public Administration Department. She received her master degree in Human Resources from Bahçeşehir University. With 25 years of banking experience, Arkalı joined Aktif Bank in 2014.
Born in 1982, Pınar Yılmaz graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Mathematics Engineering Department. Yılmaz, who completed her MBA degree at Istanbul Technical University, joined Aktif Bank in 2007 and has 18 years of experience.
Born in 1976, Filiz Erendaç graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law, Law Department. She received her master degree in Commercial Law from Ankara University. With 22 years of experience, Erendaç joined Aktif Bank in 2016.
Born in 1981, Gamze Numanoğlu graduated from Galatasaray High School and completed her undergraduate education on communication at the Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis in France. After working as a manager at leading international advertising agencies, she established her own agency and worked as founding partner responsible for Strategy and Customer Relations. Numanoğlu, who has 19 years of experience in the marketing and communication sector, joined Aktif Bank in 2021.
Born in 1977, Erkut Baloğlu graduated from Bogazici University Industrial Engineering. He also holds a master degree on financial engineering and a PhD degree on Banking. Since 2000, he managed technology, operations, project management, customer care, customer experience and process management teams in different financial institutions. He also played an active role in digitalization programs of different banks. Baloglu joined Aktif Bank in 2023.