BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SUAT İNCE (Chairman)
Born in Ankara in 1965, Mr. İnce is a graduate of Division of Economy of Middle East
Technical University. Starting his career in Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. in 1987,
Mr. İnce worked as inspector, vice manager and area manager in credits department,
commercial credits manager, corporate credits manager and branch manager, and
is appointed as a Deputy General Manager in 2008. Since 2011, he is working as
Deputy General Manager in charge of corporate and commercial banking, sales and
marketing. Since 05 May 2008, Mr. İnce is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of
OZAN GÜRSOY (Vice Chairman)
Born in 1974, Mr. Gürsoy is a graduate of Division of Public Management of Middle
East Technical University, and holds an MBA degree from University of Birmingham.
Starting his career in Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. as an inspector in 1996, he is appointed
as vice manager in corporate credits department in 2006, and as unit manager in
corporate credits allocation department in 2009, and as corporate banking product
manager in 2011. He is appointed as Gebze Corporate Branch Manager in 2015.
Mr. Gürsoy is a member of Board of Directors of İş Leasing since 14 October 2009.
BURAK AKGÜÇ (Member)
Burak Akgüç was born in Istanbul in 1964 and graduated from the Department of
Political Science, Boğaziçi University. Mr. Akgüç joined TSKB in 1991 as a Specialist
in the Financial Analysis Department. After serving in a variety of positions, he was
appointed as the Head of the Loan and Investment Department in 2001. He is
appointed as Deputy General Manager in 2005 and is currently responsible for the
Corporate Marketing and Project Finance Divisions.
Prof. Dr. M. HAKAN BERUMENT (Independent Member)
Born in 1965, Mr. Berument is a graduate of Division of Economy of Middle East Technical
University. Completed his post-graduate study in economics in University of Kentucky,
and completed his doctorate study in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994.
Worked as academician in University of North Carolina between 1991 and 1994, and
as visiting assistant associate professor in Wake Forest University between 1994 and
1995, and as assistant associate professor in Bilkent University between 1995 and 1999,
and as Senior Economist in the Turkish Central Bank in 1999, and as assistant associate
professor in Bilkent University between 1999 and 2003, and as associate professor in the
same university between 2003 and 2007, and became a professor in 2007. Mr. Berument
is currently an academician in Division of Economy of Bilkent University. Mr. Berument is
elected as independent member of Board of Directors of İş Leasing on 29 March 2012.
Prof. Dr. M. BAHA KARAN (Independent Member)
Having graduated from Business Administration Division of Middle East Technical University
in 1978, Mr. Karan completed his doctorate study in Business Administration Division of Gazi
University in 1984. After working as Associate Professor in Business Administration Division of
Hacettepe University between 1996 and 2002, Mr. Karan is working as Professor in the same
University since 2003. Worked as Founder Manager in Financial Researches Center of Hacettepe
University between 1998 and 2004, as Vice Dean in Economic and Administrative Sciences Faculty
of Hacettepe University between 2007 and 2009, and as President of Business Administration
Division of Hacettepe University between 2009 and 2012 and currently is working as academician
Business Administration Division of Hacettepe University. Furthermore, Mr. Karan has also served as
chairman, director and executive in various different international professional organizations such as
Multinational Finance Society and Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA).
HASAN K. BOLAT (General Manager/Member)
Born in 1966, Mr. Bolat is graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Division
of International Relations. Starting his job career as an inspector in Türkiye İş Bank in 1988,
Mr. Bolat is appointed as Şişli branch vice manager in 1996. After serving as Gaziosmanpaşa
branch manager between 2000 and 2002, and as Dudullu Industrial branch manager between
2002 and 2003, and as commercial credits regional manager between 2003 and 2007, and as
SME credits department head between 2007 and 2013. Mr. Bolat is further working is a member
of board of directors of Efes Varlık Yönetim A.Ş. since 28 March 2013. Mr. Bolat is appointed as
İş Leasing General Manager on 07.03.2013.
SONER BENLİ (Member)
Born in 1969, Mr. Benli is graduated from London City University Business School Msc, Banking
and Finance Department. After starting his career as assistant inspector in Türkiye İş Bank in 1994,
Mr. Benli is appointed as Vice Manager in Risk Management Department of Türkiye İş Bankası
A.Ş. in 2002, and as Group Manager in the same department in 2006. Thereafter, Mr. Benli is
appointed as Commercial Credits Allocation Department Unit Manager in 2007, and as Credit Risk
Management and Portfolio Monitoring Department Manager in 2010. He is is appointed as Head
of Retail Credits in the Underwriting Department in 2012. Mr Benli is currently working as Head of
Retail Credits in the Underwriting Department.
BAHATTİN ÖZARSLANTÜRK (Member)
Born in 1971, Mr. Özarslantürk is a graduate of Division of English Management of istanbul
University. Starting his job career as an assistant credit specialist in Türkiye İş Bank Zincirlikuyu
Branch in 1994, Mr. Özarslantürk is appointed to Accounting Department in 2000.
Mr. Özarslantürk has served in Risk Management Department between 2001 and 2002, and as a
credit specialist in Corporate Credits Department in 2002, and is appointed as assistant manager
in 2002. He has served as Regional Manager in Corporate Credits Department in 2006, and as
Branch Manager in Hadımköy Commercial Branch, and as Branch Manager in Güneşli Corporate
Branch, and is appointed as Commercial Credits Underwriting Department head in 2013.
Mr. Özarslantürk is currently working as Head of Commercial Credits Allocation Department.
O. TUFAN KURBANOĞLU (Member)
Born in 1971, Mr. Kurbanoğlu is a graduate of Division of Public Management of Middle East
Technical University. Starting his job career as an inspector in Türkiye İş Bank in 1993,
Mr. Kurbanoğlu is appointed as Vice Manager in Corporate Credits Monitoring and
Follow-up Department in 2002. Mr. Kurbanoğlu has served as vice manager between 2002
and 2006, and as Regional Manager in Retail Credits Monitoring and Follow-up between
2011 and 2014, and is appointed as Commercial and Corporate Credits Monitoring and
Follow-up Department head in 2004. Mr. Kurbanoğlu is currently working as Head of
Commercial and Corporate Credits Monitoring and Follow-up Department.
Z. HANSU UÇAR (Member)
Born in 1971, Ms. Uçar is graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic
and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. After starting her career as
an Assistant Investment Expert in Subsidiaries Department of Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. in 1994,
Ms. Uçar has worked in managerial posts in charge of various different group companies in the
same department, and is working as the Subsidiaries Department Manager since 2015. Serving
as a Member of Board of Directors in various group companies of Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. and
Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.Ş. since 2004, Ms. Uçar works as a Member of Board of Directors
of İş Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. as well since 30 July 2013, and is at the same time a member of Risk
Management Committee and Corporate Governance Committee therein.
ÜNAL ÇAKMAK (Member)
Born in 1975, Mr. Çakmak is graduated from Selçuk University, Faculty of Economic and
Administrative Sciences, Division of Business Administration, and further holds a MBA from
Yeditepe University. Starting his job career as anofficer in Nişantaşı Branch of Türkiye İş Bank
in 1999, Mr. Çakmak has served as Assistant Service Supervisor in Türkiye İş Bank’s Software
Development Department between 2001 and 2004, and as Assistant Service Supervisor
and Second Manager in Commercial Credits Allocation Unit between 2004 and 2007, and
is appointed as Second Manager to SME Credits Allocation Unit in 2007. Becoming Vice
Manager in the same unit in 2009, Mr. Çakmak is currently working as Unit Manager in SME
Credits Allocation Unit. Mr. Çakmak has beenelected as a member of board of directors of
İş Leasing on 19 November 2013.