Executive Vice Presidents

Metin Recep Zafer

Information Technologies and Operational Transactions

Mr. Zafer graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics and he also completed his post graduate and Ph. D. degrees in Marmara University. Since 1992, Mr. Zafer held different positions at head office, branch and audit departments of various banks. He was appointed as Executive Vice President at VakıfBank on June 13th, 2006.

Muhammet Lütfü Çelebi

Retail Banking and Payment Systems

Mr. Çelebi graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics in 1992. Since 1995, he served as auditor, manager and head in various departments and branches of VakıfBank. Mr. Çelebi was appointed as Executive Vice President on October 4th, 2013.

Şuayyip İlbilgi

Financial Management, Strategy and Subsidiaries

Mr. Şuayyip İlbilgi graduated from Gazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics. Since 1996, he held the positions of associate, manager and head in various departments at VakıfBank. Mr. İlbilgi was appointed as Executive Vice President on August 1, 2017.

Mikail Hıdır

Legal Counsel and Legal Affairs

Mr. Hıdır graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law. After working as a lawyer for some time, he held the positions of auditor, manager and head in various departments at VakıfBank and Executive Vice President at Güneş Sigorta since 2003. Mr. Hıdır was appointed as Executive Vice President on December 13, 2018.

Hazım Akyol

Corporate, Commercial and SME Marketing

Mr. Akyol graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Public Administration. Since 1993, he held the positions of auditor, manager and head in various departments and branches of VakıfBank. Mr. Akyol was appointed as Executive Vice President at VakıfBank on May 31, 2019.

Alaattin Şimşek

Support Services, Credit Policies and Risk Planning

Mr. Şimşek graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Public Administration. Since 1995, he held the positions of auditor, manager, head and regional director in various departments and branches of VakıfBank and Executive Vice President at Vakıf Yatırım Menkul Değerler. Mr. Şimşek was appointed as Executive Vice President at VakıfBank on May 31, 2019.

Ferkan Merdan

Digital Banking, Customer Experience and Corporate Communication

Mr. Ferkan Merdan graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences, and Department of Finance and got a masters’ degree from the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, Institute of Social Sciences, and Department of Business Administration. Beginning his banking career at Ziraat Bank Banking School in 1996, Mr. Merdan held the positions of auditor, manager and head in various departments of VakıfBank. Mr. Merdan was appointed as Executive Vice President at VakıfBank on May 31, 2019.

Muhammed Onay Özkan

Treasury, International Banking and Investor Relations

Mr. Muhammed Onay Özkan graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, and Department of Finance. Since 2000, Mr. Özkan held the positions of auditor, manager and head in various departments and branches of VakıfBank. Mr. Özkan was appointed as Executive Vice President at VakıfBank on May 31, 2019.

Arif Çokçetin

Credit Risk Allocation

Mr. Arif Çokçetin graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences and Department of Finance. After working at the Ministry of Finance for some time, Mr. Çokçetin held the positions of financial analyst, manager and head in various departments and branches of VakıfBank since 1996. Mr. Çokçetin was appointed as Executive Vice President at VakıfBank on July 13, 2020.

Kadir Karataş

Human Resources and Corporate Development

Mr. Karataş graduated from Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. Since 1996, Mr. Karataş held the positions of financial analyst, auditor, controller, manager and head in various departments and branches of VakıfBank. Mr. Karataş was appointed as Executive Vice President at VakıfBank on August 13, 2020.