Speakers

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  • IFINTEC 2023 Conference Speakers

    • Darco Akkaranfil - Burgan Bank - Executive Vice President, Information Technologies

      Darco Akkaranfil - Burgan Bank - Executive Vice President, Information Technologies

    • Enis Kurtoglu - QNB Finansbank - Consumer and Small Business Banking Executive Vice President

      Enis Kurtoglu - QNB Finansbank - Consumer and Small Business Banking Executive Vice President

      Mr. Kurtoglu graduated from Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bogazici University in 1999, and completed his MBA in London Business School in 2006. He served in several managerial positions in marketing and sales at Citibank Turkey between 1999 and 2002, and in Citibank’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Headquarters between 2002 and 2006. He worked as Marketing Director in Citibank Turkey between 2006 and 2010; he joined Finansbank A.S. as Group Manager in charge of Retail Products in 2010. He served as Mass Banking Director between 2012 and 2014 and as Director of Mass Banking and Direct Sales from 2014 to May 2015. He became Executive Vice President of Consumer Banking as of May 2015, and has been serving as Executive Vice President of Consumer and Small Business Banking as of January 2022.

    • Halil Ozcan - Burgan Bank Turkey - Chief Digital Officer

      Halil Ozcan - Burgan Bank Turkey - Chief Digital Officer

      Halil holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Galatasaray University, in Istanbul, Turkey. He has 15+ years of professional experience in financial services and technology management with a wide range of innovation projects mostly focused on digital banking, and new technologies. Halil is Chief Digital Officer for Burgan Bank Turkey and leading neo bank “ON” as a business line. Prior to Burgan Bank he was in charge of sales and marketing of digital bank CEPTETEB at Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) BNP Paribas JV in Turkey. He had participated several roles in business development, marketing, mobile strategy including launch of CEPTETEB Pure digital bank. He also worked as consultant for IBM and focused on financial services projects such as new channel development for banks and insurance companies. Halil is fluent in Turkish, English and French.

    • Kadir Mustafa Ozturk - Aktif Bank - Information Technologies Executive Vice President

      Kadir Mustafa Ozturk - Aktif Bank - Information Technologies Executive Vice President

      Born in 1977, Kadir Mustafa Ozturk 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, Ozturk joined Aktif Bank in 2021.

    • Ahmet Sedat Postacioglu - VakifBank -Director, Digital Banking and Distribution Channels

      Ahmet Sedat Postacioglu - VakifBank -Director, Digital Banking and Distribution Channels

      He was born in 1976 in Antalya. He graduated from METU Mathematics Department. He started to work as an auditor at VakifBank in 2003 and worked especially in the field of Information Systems until 2012. After 2012, he took management roles in the Call Center, Customer Services, Internet and Mobile Banking, IT Business Development and Investment Management, IT Planning and Coordination and SME Customer Experience units. He has been working as the Director of Digital Banking and Distribution Channels since 2019.

    • Aziz Fahri Arkan - AgeSA - Executive Vice President, Business Technologies

      Aziz Fahri Arkan - AgeSA - Executive Vice President, Business Technologies

    • Berrak Yenal - Intertech (A Subsidiary of Denizbank) - Executive Vice President

      Berrak Yenal - Intertech (A Subsidiary of Denizbank) - Executive Vice President

      Berrak Yenal works as Executive Vice President at Intertech a subsidiary of Denizbank - Emirates NBD group in Turkey. Responsible for Retail Banking, SME, Commercial Loans and Credit Risk software development at Intertech, which has 54 financial corporate customers including 35 banks in 11 different countries around the world. Works towards the goal of building a strong team spirit and collaboration with an Agile mindset. Skilled in delivering successful products and services by focusing efforts on creating business value and has experience to lead large software development groups. Drives the transformation of the organization, utilize new technologies and adopts practices Agile, Micro-Services, and DevSecOps. She has over 22 years of software development and implementation experience in banking and finance industry, and has worked at MSM- Iktisat Bank - group, Denizbank and Intertech. Mrs.Yenal graduated from the University of Istanbul in Turkey with a Bachelor of Computer Science Engineering, also completed the Oxford University Executive Leadership program.

    • Erkan Dervis - Fibabanka - Director of Digital Channels

      Erkan Dervis - Fibabanka - Director of Digital Channels

      Erkan is the Director of Digital Channels in Fibabanka. Responsible for Internet and Mobile Banking Department, Call Center Platforms Department and CRM Technologies Department. Skilled at leading Digital Transformation of banking digital channels, Platform Banking, SuperApp, Open Banking, Payment Systems, and IT Transformation. In addition to more than 20 years of programming experience, he worked as software engineer, software architect and middle-high management positions in his 15 years of professional business life. Before Fibabanka, worked at Ziraat Bank, Turkey Is Bank / Softtech, Meteksan and Dogan Holding companies. Took key roles in major software development, IT transformation projects and business process improvements. Graduate from the Eastern Mediterranean University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, in addition, holds a MBA Degree from Bilgi University.

    • Itir Aydogan - Yapi Kredi Bank - Strategic Business Development and Innovation Director

      Itir Aydogan - Yapi Kredi Bank - Strategic Business Development and Innovation Director

      Itir Urunay Aydogan, Strategic Business Development and Innovation Director at Yapi Kredi, where she currently leads new digital business and ecosystem development activities. Prior to joining Yapi Kredi, she worked at Garanti BBVA Bank for more than 10 years in Retail Digital Banking where she held several positions as a Digital Strategy Manager and Digital Product & Business Development Manager. Born in 1983, Itir holds a M.S. degree from London School of Economics (LSE) and a B.S. from Sabanci University.

    • Kaan Konak - Aksigorta - Technology & Operational Excellence Assistant General Manager

      Kaan Konak - Aksigorta - Technology & Operational Excellence Assistant General Manager

    • Tolga Macit Gusar - TEB - Retail Banking Sales & Contact Center Group Director

      Tolga Macit Gusar - TEB - Retail Banking Sales & Contact Center Group Director

      Finance Executive with over 23 years of extensive experience in Banking, Business Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Digital Strategy, Corporate Relations, Asset Management and Capital Markets. Specialized in Retail&Private Banking, Asset Management and Investment Strategy. Fund Manager, Head of DPM & Chief Strategist at Garanti Asset Management since 1997, before being assigned as the Executive Vice President responsible from Business Strategy, Product & Sales until 2018. Head of Private Banking Sales as a Director until the end of 2019 and Retail Banking Sales & Contact Center Group Director since then at TEB. PhD in Accounting and Auditing, Istanbul Aydin University 2012-.... Thesis Phase. MBA in Finance, Yeditepe University 1999-2003. Management, Bogazici University 1993-1997.

    • Tuncer Demirel - Halkbank - IT Enterprise & Digital Applications Senior Vice President

      Tuncer Demirel - Halkbank - IT Enterprise & Digital Applications Senior Vice President

      Tuncer Demirel graduated from Ihsan Dogramaci University (formerly Bilkent University) Electric-Electronics Engineering in 1993. He has worked in Netas, Akbank IT, Aktifbank, Softtech & IBM as a developer, technical lead, IT executive and consulting positions. He participated in Turkey's first Internet and mobile banking projects. Today, he has a 30-years extensive expertise in digital banking, payment systems and process digitalization. As the IT Enterprise & Digital Banking Applications SVP at Halkbank, he is responsible of the application architecture & development of banking enterprise applications, low-code platforms, digital banking and payment systems.

    • Turker Tunbis - ICBC Turkey Bank - Managing Director of Digital Banking Department

      Turker Tunbis - ICBC Turkey Bank - Managing Director of Digital Banking Department

      He completed his undergraduate education on Economy and his graduate study on Business Administration. After working as a DJ and voice-over professionally for 5 years, he started to work in banking sector in 2001. During his banking career, he worked on various departments like call center, credit allocation, project management, digital channels management. He has focused on customer experience, usability and software development in the past few years. As the Managing Director of Digital Banking he is responsible from all digital channels of the bank including call center and branch network management.

    • Emre Olcer - Is Bank - Digital Banking Division Head

      Emre Olcer - Is Bank - Digital Banking Division Head

    • Levent Kazim Oguz - Denizbank - Senior Vice President, Digital Channels and Open Banking

      Levent Kazim Oguz - Denizbank - Senior Vice President, Digital Channels and Open Banking

    • Nedim Kaya - Halkbank - Information Security System Manager

      Nedim Kaya - Halkbank - Information Security System Manager

      Graduated from ITU Computer Engineering at 2003. Started his career at Denizbank-Intertech between 2003-2005 as network security engineer. After that worked at Halkbank since 2005 in different positions including Network Security, Incident Response , Pentesting Teams as Senior Specialist and Team Leader. Currently working as Information Security Systems Manager at Halkbank for 2 years.

    • Okan Acar - Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank - Head of Digital Banking Group

      Okan Acar - Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank - Head of Digital Banking Group

      Okan has 21 years of banking experience in several departments including Credit Analysis, Product Development, Retail Marketing, SME Marketing, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation and Private Banking. He also taught undergraduate courses at private universities for 3 semesters. He has a PhD in Finance at Istanbul University. In addition, he has an advanced CMB license, credit and corporate rating licenses and a BES certificate. Since October-2020, he has been working in the digital banking group of Kuveyt Turk.

    • Sadik Bas - Garanti BBVA Bank - Head of Retail Banking Segment Management

      Sadik Bas - Garanti BBVA Bank - Head of Retail Banking Segment Management

      Sadik Bas graduated from Yildız Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 2007 and completed his Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA) from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Business Administration in 2018. After working in Dogus Automotive Investor Relations, he moved to Garanti BBVA and held various positions for about 15 years. Currently, he is responsible for Affluent segment customers’ marketing activities at retail banking. He has major expertise and background in marketing management, business development, and sales management by particularly focusing on advanced analytics such as AI, machine learning and algorithms. He has passion for innovative marketing ideas, creating seamless customer experiences and creating autonomous teams for excellent work outcomes.

    • Nukhet Celik - Ziraat Technology (A Subsidiary of Ziraat Bank) - Data Architecture and Governance Manager

      Nukhet Celik - Ziraat Technology (A Subsidiary of Ziraat Bank) - Data Architecture and Governance Manager

      Nukhet Celik graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, in Istanbul, Turkey. She began her career at Ziraat Teknoloji. She worked in information technology management for 11 years in several positions including Business Analyst, Data Warehouse and Reporting Analyst, Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Project and Portfolio Manager. She has focused on business development, quality and risk management, process development and improvement, IT strategy, business planning, transformation optimization, project management, agile methods, analytics and data warehouse solutions, ETL, big data solutions, reporting and business intelligence in the past years. Currently working as Data Architecture and Governance Manager at Ziraat Technology. She is responsible from all data governance management, DAMA, data architecture, master data management, data discovery, data modelling, data quality, data protection and GDPR.

    • Ozer Gulce - Alternatifbank - Head of Information Security Management

      Ozer Gulce - Alternatifbank - Head of Information Security Management

      He was born in 1971 in Bursa. He completed his B.Sc and M.Sc at Istanbul Technical University. His career, which started in the IT sector in 1993, still continues as Head of Information Security Management at Alternatifbank. Mr. Gulce worked at TSKB, OBASE and SDLC and held active positions in the sector in the fields of information security, information technology governance, software development, system management, decision support systems, primary control and audit activities.