Born in 1967 in Bayburt, Mr. Kavcıoğlu graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. Having graduated from Istanbul University as an Auditing Specialist at the Institute of Accounting, he studied Business Administration at Hastings College in England between 1988 and 1990. He completed his master's degree and ph.D at Marmara University, Banking and Insurance Institute. In 2014, he received his title of associated professor.
He began his career as an Assistant Auditor at Esbank in 1991. Respectively, Mr. Kavcıoğlu served as Auditor, Branch Manager and Executive Vice President at Esbank. In 2003, he was assigned as Istanbul Regional Coordinator at Halkbank. Moreover, he served as Executive Vice President for Retail Banking, SME Banking, Credit Policy Department, Human Resource and Organization Department, respectively until November 2015. On November 1st, 2015, he was elected as a Member of Turkish Parliament for the 26th legislative terms from Bayburt province. During this period, he continued to work as a member of the Parliamentary Planning and Budget Commission and as a member of the Turkish Parliamentary Union (PAB) Turkish Group.
He was the President of Bayburt Educational Culture and Service Foundation for 10 years. He is also a member of the Board of Reconstruction of the Bayburt University Foundation for Development, Galatasaray Sports Club Congress Member, Founder Member of the Graduates Association of Dokuz Eylül University and Graduates Association of Banking and Insurance. Mr. Kavcıoğlu published three books, called ‘Ticari Bankalarda Sorunlu Kredilerin Yönetimi Çözüm Yolları ve Takibi’, ‘Sektörlere Göre Finansal Tabloların Karşılaştırmalı Analizi’ and ‘Enerji Sektöründe Yatırım Projelerinin Değerlendirilmesi’ and many articles. Since August 14, 2018, he has served as Deputy Chairman of VakıfBank’s Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Credit Committee, Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Kavcıoğlu is also the Chairman of the Board in Vakıf Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı. He continues to be the columnist of the economy page for Yeni Şafak newspaper. Mr. Şahap Kavcıoğlu is married with 3 children.