Board of Directors

Hakan Bortecene
Chairman of the Board of TurkishBank UK and Chairman of TurkishBank Group.

John Coffey
Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board Risk Committee. John brings with him 40 years of experience in the Financial Services industry operating at Board level across Europe for 18 years. He was formerly the Executive Director, Chief Risk Officer of FCE Bank plc (Ford Credit), a deposit taking bank with a £18.0bn balance sheet operating in 12 countries through a branch and subsidiary network, providing financial services for Ford Motor Company’s customers and dealers. John also serves on the Supervisory Board of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office as a Non-Executive Director where he leads on Audit and Risk matters Chairing the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee. John is a member of the Institute of Directors and Treasurer at Burnham-on-Crouch RNLI.

James Gillan
Independent Non-Executive Director, formerly a career Detective with 26 years’ experience in the Metropolitan Police Service, including service in the Economic Crime Unit at New Scotland Yard. James also has significant experience in the private sector, having worked in senior Financial Crime Compliance positions at a number of firms, where he has had responsibility for oversight of policy, Due Diligence, Sanctions screening and investigations, including acting as Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Murat Arig
Non- Executive Director. With over 20 years at a Director level, his professional background includes; President at Finance Group & Board Member at Abank, CEO & Board member at Abank, CEO at ALEASE, as well as various positions from Deputy Marketing Manager to AGM at Credit Lyonnais, and Client Executive at Iktisat Bankasi AS. He also serves as a board member of Turk Sigorta; the groups Cyprus-based insurance.

Alper Akdeniz
Independent Non-Executive Director. Mr Akdeniz started his career with PW in the City of London UK, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW).  He was awarded an honorary Doctorate by Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP).  Mr Alper Akdeniz is a Business Consultant with an extensive international experience in senior roles working in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Mr Akdeniz was a senior partner and a member of PwC Management Board for Central and Eastern Europe.  He also served as the Chairman and Managing Partner of PwC Eurasia for almost 10 years.   During his career with PwC over 33 years, Mr Akdeniz led services to Sovereign Wealth Funds in Central and Eastern Europe, and provided services to global clients in auditing, mergers and acquisitions, and advisory matters.

More recently, Mr Akdeniz served as an Independent Non-executive Director at Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC where he was also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board.

Erhan Raif
Chief Executive Officer of Turkish Bank (UK) Limited has 34 years of financial services experience, managing a wide range of business functions. He is a business graduate from Northern Michigan University in the USA, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a certification in Information Systems Audit and Control (non-practising) from CISA USA.

Mustafa Kursat Asardag
Chief Financial Officer.  He is a Chartered Accountant with 33 years of international financial and managerial experience in a wide variety of sectors and functions.  He is a graduate of Economics from Cambridge University.  He holds the SMF2 function at Turkish Bank (UK) Limited.

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