Speakers

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  • EBINTEC 2017 Conference Speakers

    • Gulru Atak Gundem - Citibank Turkey - Head of Treasury & Trade Solutions, Assistant General Manager

      Gulru Atak Gundem - Citibank Turkey - Head of Treasury & Trade Solutions, Assistant General Manager

      Gulru holds a BA degree from Bogazici University since 2000. She has started her career in PriceWaterhouseCoopers Audit & Assurance. In 2002, she has transferred to banking. Since Sep 2004, Gulru has assumed various positions in Citi Turkey. After successfully leading Citi Turkey Cash Management for the last 4 years, she has been promoted to Head of Treasury & Trade Solutions, Assistant General Manager as of April 2014. Gulru is responsible for setting and execution of Treasury & Trade Solutions Turkey strategy, encompassing revenue plans, introducing operational efficiency initiatives; client and product strategies. As Treasury & Trade Solutions is at the front edge of innovation in Turkey market, Gulru has established a strong innovation culture within the business that combines an in-depth knowledge of market and client needs with a strong operational and technological infrastructure. She lives in Istanbul with her husband, one daughter and her cat.

    • Mucahit Gundebahar - Kuwait Turkish Bank - CIO

      Mucahit Gundebahar - Kuwait Turkish Bank - CIO

      Mucahit Gundebahar has more than fifteen years of IT experience especially in banking and finance industry. He has 5 banking conversion project experiences with different roles. He graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Computer Engineering in 1997, completed his MBA in Bilgi University in 2002 and got his a PhD degree on Business Administration from Halic University in 2016. Between 2005 and 2009 he had worked for Microsoft Turkey as Senior Application Development Consultant. He was Enterprise Architecture and R&D Department Manager at Kuwait Turkish Bank between 2009 and 2012. Currently he is the IT Group Manager (CIO) at Kuwait Turkish Bank. He gives direction to the roadmap of the bank by leading critical R&D projects. He had previously spoken at Gartner Excellent Experience Exchange, Microsoft IT Summit, Banking Technology Summit, Software Architect Conference, local and international academic conferences, university social programs and he has published articles. He taught academic lessons and he had given many written and TV interviews.

    • Tuncer Demirel - Aktifbank - Head of Digital Channels and Payment Systems Application Development Department

      Tuncer Demirel - Aktifbank - Head of Digital Channels and Payment Systems Application Development Department

      Tuncer Demirel was born in 1971 and graduated from Electric Electronic Engineering Department of Bilkent University in 1993. He started his career at Netas and after completing his military service, he began to work at Akbank Information Technologies (formerly Aknet AS) in 1997. He worked at various positions as systems and application development executive within IT, at core banking and channel applications until 2013 and he successfully worked on numerous projects, had a part in awards and broke grounds. He joined Aktifbank in 2013 as Head of Digital Channels System Development Department within IT. Currently he is Head of Digital Channels and Payment Systems Application Development Department. Installation of Channel infrastructure, New Dealer and Internet channels, nkolaykredi and nkolay card projects are the ones that he worked on at Aktifbank . He is married and father of a child.

    • Akin Adiyaman - Odea Bank - Group Manager, Direct Banking-Contact Center

      Akin Adiyaman - Odea Bank - Group Manager, Direct Banking-Contact Center

      Akin Adiyaman graduated from Public Administration Department of Uludag University in 1997. He completed his military service in 2000 and started working at Demirbank. After HSBC bought Demirbank in 2000, he worked at various positions at HSBC until 2012. His career’s beginning period was corresponded to the initial period of call centers and he took part in various projects in HSBC. After working on many projects like establishment of intelligent sales systems, Call Center investment services, Internet Banking technical support services, services for private customer group, he started to work at Odeabank in 2012 in order to establish Odeabank Contact Center. Currently he continues to the management of Contact Center where he’s responsible for Call Center services as well as complaint management. He’s married and father of one girl and one boy.

    • Alim Ocakli - Finansbank - Vice President, Core Banking and Branch Operations

      Alim Ocakli - Finansbank - Vice President, Core Banking and Branch Operations

      Alim Ocakli was born in 1967 and he graduated from Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Business Administration of Erciyes University. He started his career as Financial Advisor. He started his banking career in 1991 at Yapi Kredi Bank and has been working at Finansbank for 21 years since 1993. Mr. Ocakli is responsible from the management of central operation and branch operation staff including 2500 persons. He manages field integration of new technologies and processes via active field management in order to increase operational efficiency. Also keeping operational risks under control is his primary responsibility. He was one of the founders of Central Operation which is the first in the sector for passing all Operational functions to central system at the same time. He also managed the team that established the first Central Operation out of Istanbul which was in Erzurum. He is the opinion leader and first Chairman of The Board of BANTAS which is a Cash Carry/Process/ Safekeeping company established by partnership of Finansbank, Denizbank and TEB and BANTAS is one of the best examples showing practicability of operational cooperation among banks.

    • Burak Erkek - Garanti Bank - Senior Vice President, Internal Audit

      Burak Erkek - Garanti Bank - Senior Vice President, Internal Audit

      Mr. Burak Erkek, has been Senior Vice President of Internal Audit of Garanti Bank, since April, 2014. He is in charge of IT audits, Remote Audit, Treasury & Risk Management Audits. He has an extensive audit experience within Garanti Bank (Turkey, Netherlands, Romania, Luxembourg, Russia, Cyprus, Malta) & Fortis (Turkey, Malta). He participated to the internal audit department of Fortis, in 2003 and was employed by Fortis for 3 years. In December 2006, he joined Garanti Bank to lead the IT audit function. He designed and developed Garanti Bank’s IT Audit organization, in 2006. Mr. Burak Erkek has expertise in Internal Audit, IT Audit, Remote Audit, Operational Risk Management, E-Banking, E-Commerce, Information Security, Project management, Governance & Compliance, Ethical Hacking, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery and Vendor management. Mr. Burak Erkek has B.S. & M.B.A. degrees, CISA, CEH, CRISC, PMP, ITIL FC, ISO 27001 and BS 25999 LA credentials. He is a member of ISACA, EC-Council, PMI and several global communities.

    • Gurdogan Yurtsever - ICBC Turkey Bank - Head of Internal Control and Compliance Department

      Gurdogan Yurtsever - ICBC Turkey Bank - Head of Internal Control and Compliance Department

      Gurdogan Yurtsever was graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Political Sciences in 1991 and he completed his post graduate in 2002 at Istanbul University Social Sciences Institute with his study on Banks’ Internal Audit and Risk Management Systems. He worked at two banks as assistant auditor and auditor and he worked in various management and high level management positions. Currently he’s Head of Internal Control and Compliance Department at ICBC Turkey Bank A.S. Gurdoğan Yurtsever is also Chairman of The Advisory Board at The Institute of Internal Auditing Turkey (TIDE), between 2014-2016 he was TIDE’s Chairman of The Board. Gürdoğan Yurtsever is Chief Editor of Internal Audit Magazine. He lectures part-time on internal audit, risk management, business ethics and independent audit at Accounting and International Reporting Post Graduate Program of Bahcesehir University. He is Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Independent Auditor (IA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and has Capital Market Level 3 Licence, Corporate Governance Rating Licence, Credit Rating and Derivative Instruments Licences and certificates. Also he was awarded Internal Audit Awareness Prize under adding value to the profession of internal auditing grounds. He also has many essays and articles published on several newspapers and journals and totally 5 published books which 2 of them were published by The Banks Association of Turkey.

    • Mesut Sandal - Turk Economy Bank- IT Director

      Mesut Sandal - Turk Economy Bank- IT Director

      He graduated from Mathematical Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in 1993. He started his career in IT sector at Mega Yazilim as Analyst Programmer in 1993. In 1996, he started to work at Turk Economy Bank as Corporation Collections, Cheque Operations and Core Banking Executive. Between 2005 and 2011 at Turk Economy Bank (TEB) as Software Director responsible from Group Companies, he successfully completed the analysis and In-House software development projects of Group Companies on Leasing, Factoring, Portfolio Management, Consumer Credit. Between 2011 and 2016, he worked as the General Manager at BILTIM Bilgisayar Hizmetleri A.S. which is a subsidiary of Colakoglu Sanayi Group. At this position he was responsible from management of IT infrastructure and software requirements of large scale companies in Colakoglu Sanayi Group like Colakoglu Metalurji, Ege Gaz, Marmara Elektrik, Ova Elektrik, Denak, Kucuk Asya and all other medium/small companies in the Group. Sandal has been going on his career at Turk Economy Bank as IT Director of TEB Group Companies since 2016.

    • Tolga Yurteri - DenizBank - Senior Manager, Digital Banking

      Tolga Yurteri - DenizBank - Senior Manager, Digital Banking

      Tolga is working as Web&Social Media, Digital Sales, Marketing and New Generation Banking Senior Manager under Digital Banking. His responsibilities are to develop new innovative channels and provide effective usage of these channels. Since he started his banking career, he has been working under Digital Banking and managed several projects and marketing activities.Re-design of all types of Digital Banking channels for effective usage, directly acquisition and sales from Digital without going to the branches and mobile wallet marketing have been among these projects. Some of these projects were been awarded by various agencies and have been given as examples in order to be implemented in other countries. Tolga took roles in Akbank and Citibank consequetively and have been working under DenizBank Digital banking since July 2013.

    • Cuneyt Dincer - Garanti Bank - Delivery Channels, Digital Strategy Manager

      Cuneyt Dincer - Garanti Bank - Delivery Channels, Digital Strategy Manager

      Cuneyt Dincer has completed his primary and secondary education at Arı College. After finishing Science High School, he has entered the Economics Department at Bilkent University in 1997. After graduating in 2001, he had different responsibilities in Turkey's leading financial institutions, related to Online Banking, Websites Management, ATMs, Kiosks, Voice Technologies and Mobile Financial Services. He has taken several managerial positions in all of the digital channels, created new platforms with these technologies, and developed innovative projects to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing digital channels. In 2007 he has participated Dogus Group as Eureko Insurance Alternative Distribution Channels Manager. After 2009 he has taken managerial roles in the Delivery Channels in Garanti Bank. He has introduced many successful digital projects in the Turkish financial market and led several international award-winning digital applications. Currently, he continues to work in the Garanti Bank as Manager of Digital Strategy.

    • Mine Erdinc – Isbank – Digital Assets Assistant Manager, Digital Banking Department

      Mine Erdinc – Isbank – Digital Assets Assistant Manager, Digital Banking Department

      Mine Erdinc graduated from English Mathematics Department of Faculty of Science and Literature of Dokuz Eylul University in 1995. Between 1995-1997, she worked at Anadolu Hayat as R&D expert and she started to work at Isbank in 1997 as assistant specialist at Capital Markets Department. Here, she worked on the management of mutual funds and İş’te Yatırım website. In 2007 she went on her career as assistant manager at Retail Banking Product Department. Since 2009, she has been working at Digital Banking Department where she worked on isbank.com.tr and online banking. She worked on Investment Funds infrastructure organization – Fonnet program, establishment and improvement of isteyatirim.com.tr and kumbarafonu.com.tr websites, special program for customers that have agreement for paying of the salary. Currently she’s working at Digital Banking Department and she’s working on Isbank web sites strategy and developments, SEO and digital analytic. She’s married and mother of a child.

    • Nazim Erdogan - Turkish Economy Bank - Internet and Mobile Banking Manager

      Nazim Erdogan - Turkish Economy Bank - Internet and Mobile Banking Manager

      Nazim Erdogan has MBA and Industrial Engineer degree and started his professional career at 2000. Nazim joined TEB as Internet&Mobile Banking Manager in 2010 April. Prior to this position he was Mobile Internet Marketing Manager at Turkcell which is the biggest mobile operator in Turkey. He managed 3G launch project at Turkcell and before leaving company, his responsibility was marketing &strategy of mobile internet. He has marketing and business development experience at several companies in Turkey. His main responsibility at TEB is development and marketing of channels, increasing online&mobile banking users base, launch of mobile payment systems (NFC) and cooperation with other companies in terms of business development.

    • Uğur Tadik - Akbank - Vice President of Digital Banking

      Uğur Tadik - Akbank - Vice President of Digital Banking

      Ugur Tadik undergraduated from Marmara University, Department of Computer Programming, graduated from Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Computer Engineering, and completed his master degree from Istanbul University, Institute of Business Administration. He started his career at Index Computer and worked as a product specialist. In 2007, he started to work at Akbank Information Technologies as a software specialist for interactive banking channels like retail internet banking, corporate internet banking and call center. In 2009, he started to work at Innova Information Technologies as a senior software specialist for loyalty systems and mobile payment. In 2010 he started work at Akbank Information Technologies senior software specialist for mobile banking and interactive channels security. In April 2013, he became Manager of Mobile Banking Application Development team. Within this position, his responsibility covers native application development (iOS, Android, Windows8/Phone 8, Mobile Web). In 2016, he became Vice President of Digital Banking (Technical Leader). Within this position, his responsibility covers ATM, Social Media, Call Center, Open Banking, Internet Banking and Mobile Banking applications.

    • Visal Ahmet Ozten - Albaraka Turk Bank - Manager, Alternative Delivery Channels Department

      Visal Ahmet Ozten - Albaraka Turk Bank - Manager, Alternative Delivery Channels Department

      Visal Ahmet Ozten started his career in Garanti Bank in 2000 and he has more than 15 years of experience in Payment Systems. He has also worked for several banks in Turkey and abroad as a manager in Payment Systems Department. Visal Ahmet Özten was working for credit Europe bank in Kyiv and Bucharest for 5 years as Credit Cards Group Head previously and his current position is Manager in Albaraka Turk Participation Bank Alternative Delivery Channels Department. He has completed master’s studies in 2012 in Okan University Banking Department while he holds BA degree. He was a member of Security Council of BKM while he also was a representative in different work groups. He led many projects in Payment Systems Operations, Project and Product Management Departments of different banks. Main projects Visal managed are card schemes projects, EMV conversions, loyalty projects, Display Card which can generate OTP can be mentioned here.