Naim Hakim Dr. Mert Öncü


Dr. Mert ÖNCÜ

Dr. Mert Oncu completed his bachelor’s degree in İstanbul Technical University, Electronics and Telecommunications Department in 1992. He received his MBA degree majoring in Finance from DePaul University, where he worked as a graduate assistant and he also served as an intern in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange between 1992-1994.

In 2001, he received Ph.D. degree from Marmara University Banking and Insurance Institute. He completed the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School in 2017. Starting his banking carrier in Kocbank’s Treasury Department in 1994, Dr. Oncu witnessed merger of Kocbank with Yapı Kredi Bank in 2006. Following the merger, Dr. Oncu took various executive responsibilities in Treasury. He served as a board member and vice-chairman of the Board in İzmir Futures and Options Exchange until its merger with Borsa Istanbul.

Between May 2011-March 2018, Dr. Oncu worked as Assistant General Manager responsible for Treasury and Financial Institutions and a member of Executive Committee at Yapı Kredi Bank and served as a Board Member at Yapı Kredi Yatırım in 2018. On April 2, 2018, Dr. Oncu was appointed as the CEO and Board Member at Odeabank.

Alpaslan Yurdagül Alpaslan Yurdagül

Assistant General Manager

Alpaslan Yurdagül

Alpaslan Yurdagul completed his undergraduate study at the Industrial Engineering Department of Boğazici University (1994), and his MBA at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1994-1996). He played an active role in the establishment of Polimeks Foreign Trade Co. in 1997-1998.

Alpaslan started banking career at Midland Bank A.Ş. as a Corporate Banking Relationship Manager in 1998. Following the takeover of Midland Bank by the HSBC Group in 1999, he was appointed as a manager to the Corporate Marketing Department of HSBC Bank A.Ş. In 2011, he was appointed as the Director of the Global and Investment Banking Department.

Alpaslan joined Odeabank at establishment in 2012 as the Assistant General Manager in charge of Financial Institutions and Investment Banking and between 2017 and 2018 he kept working as Assistant General Manager in charge of Credit, Project Finance and Financial Institutions. As of November 2018, Mr. Yurdagul appointed as Assistant General Manager in charge of Credit Allocation and Deputy General Manager.

Yalçın Avcı Yalçın Avcı

AGM in charge of Commercial Banking

Yalçın Avcı

Yalcın Avcı completed his undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering at the Middle East Technical University (1995) and his MBA at Ankara Bilkent University (1997). He was a credit analyst and customer representative in Turk Boston A.Ş. (1995-1997); a customer representative in the Ankara Branch of İktisat Bank (1997-1998).

He spent the years 1997 through 2012 in HSBC Bank A.Ş as a Specialist Customer Representative (1998-2000), Assistant Manager (2000-2002), Corporate Banking Senior Manager (2002-2005), Corporate Banking Sector Head (2005-2010) and Corporate Banking Group Head (2010-2012). Between 2012- 2018, he worked as the Assistant General Manager in charge of Corporate and Commercial Banking in Odeabank. After the merger of Corporate, Commercial and SME business lines under the umbrella of Commercial Banking in November 2018, Mr. Avcı was appointed as Assistant General Manager in charge of Commercial Banking.

Gökhan Erkıralp Gökhan Erkıralp

Assistant General Manager

Gökhan Erkıralp

Gokhan Erkıralp completed his undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Economics in 1995 in Wabash College /Crawfordsville, Indiana. He was employed as the Treasury and Capital Markets Director of Ulusalbank T.A.Ş. between 1997- 2001.

He later moved to HSBC Bank A.Ş. in 2001 as the Balance Sheet Management Manager. In 2003 and 2004, he headed the Portfolio Management Group of HSBC Investment Securities Co. Erkıralp worked as the Derivatives Markets Deputy General Manager at TEB Investment Securities Co. from January to May 2005. From May 2005 to May 2006, he was the head of the Strategic Planning and Organization Group at HSBC Bank A.Ş. where he later took on the position to head the Derivatives Markets and Structured Products Group from May 2006 to July 2007. From July 2007 to December 2011, he was the Markets Director of Turk Ekonomi Bankası A.Ş. In 2012, he was appointed as the Assistant General Manager in charge of Treasury and Capital Markets in Odeabank.

Cem Muratoğlu Cem Muratoğlu

Assistant General Manager

Cem Muratoğlu

Cem Muratoğlu graduated from Middle East Technical University Petroleum Engineering Department (1989) and completed his MBA at Ankara Bilkent University (1992).

The same year he started his banking career in Interbank A.Ş. as Corporate Banker. Since then he has worked for different positions in major mid and large size Turkish Banks in the areas of Strategy, Corporate Banking and Retail Banking. Since 2008, he has been working as Executive Vice President in the same areas. Since 2012, he has been working as Assistant General Manager in charge of Retail Banking at Odeabank.

Cem Muratoğlu Sinan Erdem Özer

AGM in charge of Technology and Operation

Sinan Erdem Özer

Sinan Erdem Ozer graduated from the Department of Computer Engineering at the Middle East Technical University. Ozer completed the MBA program at Koc University between 1998-1999. Beginning his banking career in 1994 at Kocbank, Ozer has worked as System Engineer, Division Manager and System Support and Operations Group Manager.

He led the infrastructure team during the integration project of Yapı Kredi Bank and Kocbank. Sinan Erdem Ozer worked as the head of Yapı Kredi Bank’s IT Service and Support Groups between 2008 and 2010. From 2010 to September 2018, he worked as the Group Director in charge of IT Infrastructure, Operations, IT Security, Software Development and IT Governance of Subsidiaries at Yapı Kredi Bank. Mr. Ozer joined Odeabank as Assistant General Manager in charge of Technology and Operations in September 2018.

Mehmet Gökmen Uçar Mehmet Gökmen Uçar

CFO/AGM in charge of Finance, Financial Control and Strategy

Mehmet Gökmen Uçar

Mehmet Gokmen Ucar graduated from Boğazici University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Economics Department in 1998. Between 1998 and 2002, he worked in Başaran Nas Bağımsız Denetim ve S.M.M.M. A.Ş. (PwC) as an Independent Auditor and obtained the Certified Public Accountant qualification. He joined Kocbank in 2002 and worked at Budget Control and Planning as Budget Planning and MIS Supervisor until 2005.

Between 2005 and 2007, he took several management responsibilities over strategy, budgeting and planning areas under UniCredit Group in Italy, Germany and Austria. He returned to Yapı Kredi in 2008 and worked as Capital Management, Cost Control and Allocation Supervisor, Head of Financial Reporting and Vice President in charge of Financial Reporting and Accounting, respectively.

In 2011, he was appointed as Financial Reporting and Accounting Executive Vice President. Between 2012 and 2015, he worked as Assistant General Manager responsible for Retail Credits and also he was a Member of the Board of Directors at KKB simultaneously. He worked as an Assistant General Manager responsible for Human Resources and Organization since January 2016 to July 2018. He was also a Member of the Executive Committee at Yapı Kredi. Mr. Gokmen Ucar joined Odeabank as Assistant General Manager in charge of Strategy and Business Development in July 2018 and has been working as CFO – Assistant General Manager in charge of Finance, Financial Control and Strategy since November 2018.

Cem Muratoğlu Hüseyin Gönül

CRO/Internal Systems AGM

Hüseyin Gönül

Hüseyin Gönül, completed his undergraduate degree in Engineering Management at İstanbul Technical University in 1995. He started his career the same year at Demirbank A.Ş. as Management Trainee. He later worked as Internal Auditor from 1996 to 1998 at Demirbank A.Ş and continued his career at Dışbank A.Ş. from 1999 to 2005 as Internal Auditor and Risk Manager.

Between 2005 and 2011, he worked as Credit Risk Management Director at Fortis Bank A.Ş. In February 2011, he took on the position of Rating Models Development Director at TEB A.Ş. Mr. Gönül joined Odeabank as CRO – Internal Systems Assistant General Manager in June 2019.