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.

Yalçın Avcı Yalçın Avcı

Deputy CEO
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.

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.

Naim Hakim Emir Alpay

Assistant General Manager
Treasury, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions

Emir Alpay

Emir Alpay, completed his undergraduate degree from University of Marmara, Business Administration in International Business and Marketing (1996) and his masters degree from University of North London, International Business (1997).

He started his career at Koçbank in 1999 and continued at Yapı Kredi Bank respectively as Head of Corporate Sales, Corporate Sales VP and FX and Derivatives Trading EVP. In 2013 he took the position of CEO at Yapı Kredi Asset Management. Mr. Alpay joined Odeabank as Assistant General Manager in charge of Treasury, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions in September 2019.

Naim Hakim Cenk Demiröz

 Chief Credit Officer 

Cenk Demiröz

Cenk Demiröz received his B.A. degree in Economics from Boğaziçi University and his M.A. degree in Economics from Cornell University in 2000. He started his career at HSBC Bank Turkey as a Corporate Finance and Marketing Relationship Manager, and between 2002 and 2010, he served in Credit Department as Credit Allocation Manager.

In 2010, after joining ING Bank Turkey as Commercial & SME Credit & Risk Director, he returned to HSBC Bank Turkey as Head of Credit Approvals Financial Institution and Large Corporates and Head of Counterparty & Market Risk Management. Between 2017-2019 he took Chief Credit Officer - Deputy CEO position at Albaraka Turk Participation Bank. Mr. Demiröz joined Odeabank as Assistant General Manager in charge of Credit Allocation in November 2019.

Naim Hakim Ebru Vardar

Human Resources

Ebru Vardar

Ebru Vardar completed her undergraduate degree in Engineering Management at Istanbul Technical University. Starting her career at Vestel, she then took HR Consultant position at Arthur Andersen from 1997 to 2003.

She later continued her career at Ernst & Young as HR Director between 2003 and 2013. In 2013 she took the role of HR Director at Yapi Kredi Bank and during her career, she carried out projects on corporate culture, employer branding, performance management and reward systems, recruitment and talent management. She later took the position of HR Assistant General Manager at Boyner Grand Retailing INC. Ebru Vardar joined Odeabank as HR Director and member of Executive Committee in September 2020.