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.