Hakan Aran

Chairman of the Board

A graduate of the Middle East Technical University’s Computer Engineering Department, Hakan Aran holds a master’s degree in Business Administration at Başkent University. Aran started his career as a trainee software specialist at the IT Department of Türkiye İş Bankası in 1990. He became Deputy Manager in 1999, Group Manager in 2002 and Software Development Manager in 2005, before being promoted as Deputy General Manager on 17 July 2008. He has been working as the Chairman of Softtech since 23 March 2011. Hakan Aran has postgraduate thesis in management on “Process Management and Information Technologies Model that supports Customer-Oriented Banking Approach.

A graduate of the Middle East Technical University Industrial Engineering Department, H. Mete Güneş completed his master’s degree in İstanbul Bilgi University Financial Economics. He started his career as an auditor in Isbank at the Board of Inspectors in 2000. He held positions as Assistant Manager at the Board of Project and Change Management (2008-2009), in Digital Channels Strategy Division (2009-2012) and in Digital Banking Division (2012-2013), Deputy Head at the Board of Internal Auditors (2013-2016) and Head in Retail Loans and Card Operations Division (2016-2017). Güneş leads Digital Banking Division as the Head of the department since January 2018 and he is a member of Digital Transformation Program Steering Committee.

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Hüsnü Mete Güneş

Board Member

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Hüsnü Mete Güneş

Board Member

A graduate of the Middle East Technical University Industrial Engineering Department, H. Mete Güneş completed his master’s degree in İstanbul Bilgi University Financial Economics. He started his career as an auditor in Isbank at the Board of Inspectors in 2000. He held positions as Assistant Manager at the Board of Project and Change Management (2008-2009), in Digital Channels Strategy Division (2009-2012) and in Digital Banking Division (2012-2013), Deputy Head at the Board of Internal Auditors (2013-2016) and Head in Retail Loans and Card Operations Division (2016-2017). Güneş leads Digital Banking Division as the Head of the department since January 2018 and he is a member of Digital Transformation Program Steering Committee.

Kemal Emre Sayar

Board Member

Kemal Emre Sayar is a graduate of Middle East Technical University (Department of Industrial Engineering). He completed his postgraduate studies in Management Information Technologies at Sabancı University and in Economics and Finance at Boğaziçi University. He started his career as Assistant Inspector at İşbank Inspection Board in 1999. Since 2008, Kemal Emre Sayar has worked as an Assistant Manager in the Directorate of Project and Change Management and in the Strategy and Corporate Performance Management Department. He is currently the Unit Manager of the Subsidiaries Department. Emre Sayar has served on the Boards of Directors of various group companies and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Softtech since October 21, 2019.

Mehmet Bülent Kutacun was born in Kahramanmaraş in 1976. He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Statistics. In 1999, he started his career as a Candidate Officer in the Card Payment Systems Department. In the same department he worked as an Officer in 2002, a Sub-manager in 2008, an Assistant Manager in 2011 and a Unit Manager in 2016. Mehmet Bülent Kutacun was appointed as Card Payment Systems Manager on August 26, 2019. Kutacun is married and has two children.

Mehmet Bülent Kutacun

Board Member

Mehmet Bülent Kutacun

Board Member

Mehmet Bülent Kutacun was born in Kahramanmaraş in 1976. He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Statistics. In 1999, he started his career as a Candidate Officer in the Card Payment Systems Department. In the same department he worked as an Officer in 2002, a Sub-manager in 2008, an Assistant Manager in 2011 and a Unit Manager in 2016. Mehmet Bülent Kutacun was appointed as Card Payment Systems Manager on August 26, 2019. Kutacun is married and has two children.

Ömer Faruk Cengiz

Board Member

Born in 1974, Ankara, Ömer Faruk Cengiz graduated from the Public Administration Department of Faculty of Political Sience at Ankara University in 1998. He started his career as an assistant credit specialist at Konya Branch of İşbank in 1999, where he later functioned as credit specialist at Büşan/Konya Branch, assistant regional director at Commercial Banking Sales Division of Kayseri Regional Directorate, manager of Kahramanmaraş Branch, Gaziantep District Sales Director, and manager of Konya Commercial Branch. Mr. Cengiz promoted to head of SME Banking Division in 2017 and he was appointed as the head of Commercial Banking Product Division in 2019.

A graduate of Bosporus University’s Industrial Engineering Department, Sezgin Lüle started working as Organization and Method Assistant Specialist at our Organizations Department in 1998. He was appointed as Assistant Inspector at the Board of Inspection in 1999. He completed the post-graduate program on the subject of International Banking and Finance at the University of Birmingham in 2004. Lüle worked at the Project and Change Management as Deputy Manager and Unit Manager between 2008 and 2011. Lüle was appointed to Corporate Architecture Department in 2011 with the same title before he was promoted as the Unit Manager at Corporate Architecture Department on 27 April 2017. He was elected as a board member at İş Portföy on 14 May 2014, and at Softtech on 7 June 2017.

Sezgin Lüle

Board Member

Sezgin Lüle

Board Member

A graduate of Bosporus University’s Industrial Engineering Department, Sezgin Lüle started working as Organization and Method Assistant Specialist at our Organizations Department in 1998. He was appointed as Assistant Inspector at the Board of Inspection in 1999. He completed the post-graduate program on the subject of International Banking and Finance at the University of Birmingham in 2004. Lüle worked at the Project and Change Management as Deputy Manager and Unit Manager between 2008 and 2011. Lüle was appointed to Corporate Architecture Department in 2011 with the same title before he was promoted as the Unit Manager at Corporate Architecture Department on 27 April 2017. He was elected as a board member at İş Portföy on 14 May 2014, and at Softtech on 7 June 2017.