Dr. Ahmet GENÇ

Chairman of the Bo​ard

He was born in 1960 in Ankara. He was graduated in 1984 from the Department of Public Management, Faculty of the Political Sciences in Ankara University. He served as an assistant specialist and a specialist in the years from 1985 to 1990 at the Banking Department in the Under- secretariat of Treasury, the General Directorate of the Banking and Foreign Exchange. He took education on the insurance and reassurance in the UK in 1990 for a period of one year. He completed his master's degree in the years of 1993 and 1995 in the USA-Boston-Northeastern University, Department of Economics. He transferred in 1997 from the Undersecretariat of Treasury, the Directorate of Banking and Foreign Exchange to the General Directorate of Insurance as the Branch Manager. He was promoted to the position of the Head of Department in the year of 1998. He completed his doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in 2002 with his thesis on "Financial Competence in Insurance" at Ankara University-Institute of Social Sciences-Department of Business Administration. Mr. Genç, who served as the Deputy General Director at the General Directorate of Insurance in the years of 2002 and 2004, as the Vice General Director in the years of 2004 and 2007, as the General Director in the years of 2007 and 2015, was appointed to the position of the Assistant Undersecretary of Treasury as of the date of 22.02.2015. Doctor ( Ph.D. ) Ahmet Genç, who served as the member or as the chairman of founding board/committee of directors at the institutions and establishments such as the Insurance Information Center, Insurance Business Training Center (SEGEM), Agriculture Insurances Pool (TARSİM) created in recent years in relation with the insurance business, and who at the same time gave lessons at various universities as academician, has been working as the Chairman of the Board of our Bank since August 2018. He is the Institutional Management Committee Member.

Besides, he has been served as member to the Board of Ziraat Katılım Varlık Kiralama A.Ş. He worked as the Chairman of the Board of Ziraat Life and Pension and Ziraat Insurance.

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Veysi KAYNAK

Vice President of the Executive Board

He was born on January 1st 1962 in Kahramanmaraş. He was graduated from Kahramanmaraş "İmam Hatip" (religious vocational) High school in 1981 and then graduated from the Faculty of Law of Istanbul University in 1985. He began his career of freelance lawyer as a member of the Kahramanmaraş Bar Association and at the same time he worked as academician at the Middle East Technical University (METU) Kahramanmaraş MYO (Vocational School of Higher Education). He served as the Vice Mayor of Kahramanmaraş and the deputy Mayor of Kahramanmaraş within the period between the years of 1989 and 1999 covering the two local election period. He was elected as the Mayor of Kahramanmaraş by the Municipal Council of Kahramanmaraş between January 1999 and April 1999. He served as the General Coordinator at an International Group of Companies between the years of 1999 and 2001. Immediately after his task of Kahramanmaraş Provincial Vice President and Political Legal Affairs of Justice and Development Party in 2001, he served as AK Party Kahramanmaraş Provincial Presidency between the years of 2002 and 2007. Mr. Kaynak who served as the 23rd Period AK Party Kahramanmaraş MP at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in 2007 worked as the Member of TBMM Justice Commission, Member of AK Party Group Board of Directors and Inter-Parliaments of Turkey - Bahrain Group Chairmanship. With the decree of appointment dated 7th November 2011 he was appointed to the Deputy Justice Minister and served as the Deputy Justice Minister in the 61st and 62nd Governments of the Republic of Turkey. He worked as the Vice President of the United Nations IACA (International Anti-Corruption Academy) between the years of 2012 and 2015. In the Parliamentary General Elections held on the 7th of June 2015 and on the 1st of November 2015 he was elected as the 25th and 26th period AK Party MP of Kahramanmaraş. He served as the Deputy Chairman of the Security and Intelligence Commission of the Turkish Grand National Assembly as the 26th Period AK Party Kahramanmaraş MP. He was elected as a member of the AK Party Headquarters Disciplinary Board with the AK Party Ordinary Congress held on 12 September 2015. He was elected as the membership of AK Party MKYK by the Extraordinary Congress held on 22 May 2016. He served as the Deputy Prime Minister in the 65th Government of the Republic of Turkey formed on the date of 24th May, 2016. Mr. Kaynak is married with five children and speaks Arabic. He has been carrying out the duty of the Vice President of the Executive Board of our Bank since June 2020.

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Hüseyin AYDIN

CEO and the Member of the Board

Hüseyin Aydın graduated from the Ankara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences (Faculty of Economics) in 1981. He began his career as an Assistant Inspector at Ziraat Bank and served as a Director in various departments at Ziraat Bank until 27 March 2003. After working as an Executive Board member at Halkbank, as a Board member at Pamukbank and as Deputy Chairman at Ziraat Bank, Mr. Aydın worked as the General Manager and Board Member at Halkbank between 31 May 2005 and 14 July 2011. Having joined Ziraat Bank as the CEO on 15 July 2011, Mr. Aydın also serves as the Chairman of the Banks Association of Turkey and Board Member of Turkiye Wealth Fund Management Co and Chairman of the Board of Ziraat Participation Bank.

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Yusuf BİLMEZ

Member of the Board

He was graduated from the Business Management/Administration of Hacettepe University in 1979. He began his task at our bank on 25.07.1983 as Assistant Inspector. Served at the Bank until 1989 as Inspector, Personnel Assistant Manager from 1989 to 1992, Branch Manager from 1992 to 2003, Deputy General Manager from 2003 to 2005, Head of the Board of Inspectors from 2005 to 2007, Head of Internal Control Group from 2007 to 2010, Deputy General Manager at "Ziraat Teknoloji" from 2010 to 2013, and as Consultant/Advisor from May 2013 to 12.06.2017. He was assigned on 12.06.2017 to membership of the Board of Directors of our Bank, and besides he has been working as the member of the Credit Committee. Along with the foregoing tasks, he served as the deputy chairman of the Board of Directors and membership of the Board of Directors respectively at "Azer Türk Bank", "Turkmen Turkish JSC Bank", "Kazakhstan KZI Bank", "Ziraat Teknoloji A.Ş.", "Ziraat Yatırım A.Ş.", Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ziraat Life and Pension and Ziraat Insurance which are the subsidiaries of our Bank.

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Faruk ÇELİK

Member of the Board

Faruk ÇELİK, born in 1956 in Yusufeli District/Artvin, graduated from Bursa Higher Islamic Institute and thereafter attended at the Department of Management in Kocaeli Management Institute. He was 21st , 22nd and 23rd Bursa MP and 24th and 26th Şanlıurfa MP in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. He served as the Minister of Labor and Social Security and the State Minister at the 60th, 61st and 62nd Governments; served as the Minister of Food, Agriculture and livestock at the 64th and 65th Governments. He has been working as a member to the Board of our Bank as of 27.05.2019, and besides he has been working as the reserve member of the Credit Committee and the member of the Pricing Committee

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Feyzi ÇUTUR

Member of the Board

He was graduated in 1983 from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Banking of the University of Gazi. He got his Master's Degree at the Department of the Social Sciences Business Management of Beykent He has got Certificates of TÜRMOB (Union of chambers of Certified Public Accountants and Sworn-in Certified Public Accountants of Turkey) Independent Accountant and Financial Advisor and KGK (Public Oversight Authority) Independent Auditors. Mr. Çutur, who worked in 1977 to 1990 at various private sector companies as the Accountant and Finance Manager, later on served in the years from 1990 to 1998 at "Bayındır Menkul Kıymetler A.Ş." as the General Accounting Manager, and worked at "Eti Yatırım A.Ş." in the years from 1998 to 2010 respectively as the Manager of Financial Affairs and Operations, Assistant General Manager and General Manager. He held office at various Investment Funds owned by "Eti Yatırım" and "Etibank" as member of the Fund Board and Chairman of the Fund Board, and worked in 2006 at "İktisat Yatırım A.Ş." as member of the Board of Directors. He performed his duty as the representative of TMSF (Saving Deposits Insurance Fund) in the period from July 2011 to March 2012, as membership of the Board of Directors of "Arap Türk Bankası A.Ş." and "A&T Finansal Kiralama A.Ş.", to which the said Bank is affiliated. Mr. Çutur, who has begun to work as the member of the Board in our Bank since April 2012, in addition to the memberships in the Auditing Committee and Credit Committee of our Bank. He worked as the memberships of the Board, Credit Committee, Auditors Committee of Ziraat Participation Bank and membership of the Board of Ziraat Bank (Moscow) JSC and member of the Board of ZiraatBank BH d.d.,

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Mahmut KAÇAR

Member of the Board

He was graduated 1999 from Harran University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering in 1999. Mr. Kaçar, who served as deputy Chairman of "Sağlık-Sen" affiliated to "Memur-Sen" Confederation from 2002 to 2008, Chairman of "Sağlık-Sen" and General Secretary of "Memur-Sen" from 2008 to 2011, 24th and 26th term Şanlıurfa Member of Parliament, has been working as member of the Board of our Bank since August 2018. Mr. Kaçar served as member of the Board of Ziraat Life and Pension and Ziraat Insurance. Furthermore, he is the Auditing Committee Member.

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Serruh KALELİ

Member of the Board

Having graduated from the primary and secondary schools of TED Ankara College, he attended Ankara Law Faculty and graduated from this faculty in 1977. He completed his military service at the Air Force Command as the reserve officer Military Prosecutor. He was an accountant member to the Board of Directors of Ankara Bar Association respectively from 1996 to 1998; he was an accountant member and member to the Board of Directors of the two-period Turkish Law Institute between "2000 to 2002" and "2002 to 2004", an auditor member to Union of the Turkish Bar Association in 2001 for a period of four years. He took part in the preparation of Regulations under the Amended Lawyer's Act in the commissions included in the structure of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations. He served at the season of 2004-2005 as Deputy Chairmanship of the Turkish Basketball Federation Disciplinary Board; he exercised his independent occupation as a lawyer registered at Ankara Bar Association for the period elapsing from 1978-1980-1981 until 19th July of 2005 on which he was elected for the membership of the Constitutional Court. He was employed as the Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court from 14 April 2011 to 14 April 2015 , besides by the Constitutional Amendment of 12 September 2010 he was assigned with the task of carrying out auditing the fundamental rights and freedoms which may be allegedly violated through the right to individual application which is falling within its duty and jurisdiction, he performed the Chairmanship for the first of the two sections for the period elapsing from 14 April 2011 to 14 April 2015. He has been working as the member to the Board of Directors of our Bank as of the Month of May, 2019. He is the Institutional Management Committee Member.

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Mehmet Nihat ÖMEROĞLU

Member of the Board

After graduation from the Law School of İstanbul University he was appointed as a judge in 1975. After his long lasted task of judge, he served as the General Director of Legal Affairs and as the General Director of Criminal Affairs at the Ministry of Justice between the years of 2003 and 2005. He was elected in 2005 as the member of the Supreme Court of Appeals. In the Month of November 2012 he was elected as the first chief ombudsman by the General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly and he served for a period of four years. He rendered service from 08 June 2017 to 27 May 2019 as the Member of the Board of Directors of "Türkiye Halk Bankası A.Ş." He has been performing his duty as the member of the Board of our bank since the Month of May 2019, and besides he has been working as the reserve member of the Credit Committee and the member of the Pricing Committee​.

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Prof. Dr. Gülnur AYBET

Member of the Audit Board

Prof. Dr. Gülnur AYBET is the Senior Advisor to the President of the Republic of Turkey and is the member of Security and Foreign Policies Board. She worked at Yıldız Technical University on the field of International Relations as professor for the period from 2017 to 2019 in Turkey; she was the head of Department of Political Science and International Relations and founding director of BAUCESS Security Surveys Center, Bahçeşehir University for the years from 2014 to 2016; and she came from England in 2013 and founded the Department of International Relations at İstanbul Özyeğin University. Gülnur Aybet, who held an academic post at the International Relations and Political Science Department of the University of Kent, England in the years from 2001 to 2013, Founded and managed the first Master's Degree Program on the field of International Security at the University of Kent. Besides, she worked as academician at the University of Nottingham in England and Bilkent University in Turkey. Fields of specialization/majoring: Covers the international security, Transatlantic Relations and post-war state and security structuring within scope of NATO and EU. Prof Prof. Aybet got her BA degree (BA Hons Economics and Public Administration) from Royal Holloway College, London University/ UK, Master's Degree (MSc. International Relations) from the Southampton University, her second Master's Degree (M.Phil. War Sciences) from the King's College London University and likewise got her doctorate degree (International Relations) from Nottingham University in the UK . Prof. Dr. Gülnur Aybet, who worked as director of many research projects for NATO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the British Academy and TÜBİTAK (Scientific & Technical Research Association of Turkey), served as a visiting research fellow at international academic institutions such as Oxford University St Antony's College, Johns Hopkins University, Woodrow Wilson Center. At present Prof. Dr. Gülnur Aybet has been lecturing at the University of National Defense as the visiting lecturer. She provided consultancy services on the international security issues to international organizations such as NATO, EU, and to many government establishments as well, and has become well known and renowned by making analyses to international media on current issues. Prof. Dr. Aybet has been serving as the Member of the Audit Board of our Bank since March 2019.

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Fatih Mehmet DOĞAN

Member of the Audit Board

He was graduated in 2002 from the Department of Finance, the Faculty of Political Sciences, İstanbul University. He began his career in the retail electrical equipment sector at his own enterprises. After serving as National Real Estate Supervisor Assistant at the Ministry of Finance between 2005 and 2007, likewise as Assistant Specialist at the Department of Economic and Sectoral Researches at the same Ministry between 2007 and 2009, he worked at the Social Security Corporation for a period from 2009 to 2010 as a Consultant. He was awarded with the Master's Degree in 2008 upon his study/research on the Public Investments at the Department of Finance Theory, Marmara University. Having served as the Treasury Specialist at various Departments of the General Directorate of the Treasury Undersecretariat Public Finance since 2010, he has worked as the Consultant for the last two period Treasury Undersecretariat as from 2015. Throughout two years of period in which he worked as the Consultant at Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the USA from 2017 to 2018 he carried out studies on the fields of Money and Financial Policies. Mr. DOĞAN, who has been already serving at the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, has been proceeding his PhD thesis on the "Public Borrowing" at Hacettepe University. However, he has been working as the Member of the Audit Board of our Bank since May 2019.

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