Mr. Özcan (born in 1960) graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences and Department of Economics in 1982. He began his career as an Assistant Auditor at İşbank in 1983. Following this, he held various managerial positions at Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası. Between March 2003 and April 2005, he served as a Managing Board Member at Halkbank. During the same period, Mr. Özcan was a representative of the Bank in the IIF (Institute of International Finance) and a Board member of Demir-Halk Bank/Nedherlands, Halk Yatırım Menkul Değerler and Halk Finansal Kiralama. Between April 2005 and May 2010, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Ziraatbank; he also served as Chairman and member of the Board of Directors at various Ziraatbank subsidiaries (Kazakhstan Ziraat International Bank/ Almaty, Azer-Türk Bank/ Baku, Uzbek Turkish Bank/ Tashkent, Turk- Turkish Bank/ Ashgabat, Ziraatbank International AG/ Frankfurt, Ziraatbank Bosnia/ Sarayevo). Returning to Halkbank in May 2010, Mr. Özcan held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors until March 29, 2013. At the same period, he was a Board member at Demir-Halkbank, Rotterdam. On March 29, 2013, he was elected as Deputy Chairman of VakıfBank and held the positions of Chairman at VakıfBank International AG- Vienna and Vakıf Yatırım A.Ş., Deputy Chairman of Vakıf GYO, Vakıf Leasing and Güneş Sigorta at the same time. Upon the decision of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Cabinet, dated February 14, 2017, he was appointed as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Central Bank Governor and he resigned from his duty at VakıfBank. In accordance with VakıfBank law no.6219, Mr. Özcan was appointed as the CEO of VakıfBank by the Prime Minister on June 9, 2017. He is married with 3 children.