Ebru Dildar Edin

Executive Vice President

Ebru Dildar Edin graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Civil Engineering and started her career in 1993. She joined the Corporate Banking Department at Garanti Bank in 1997. In 1999, she took part in the establishment of the Project Finance Department. After leading the department for 6 years as Senior Vice President, Ms. Edin became Project and Acquisition Finance Coordinator in 2006 and was appointed to her current position on November 25, 2009. A member of the Sustainability Committee since 2010, Ms. Edin also took responsibility of the coordination of the Sustainability Team, which was established in 2012 to implement the decisions of the aforementioned Sustainability Committee. Furthermore, Ms. Edin is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey and UN Global Compact Local Network. She is also a Board Member of Teachers Academy Foundation. In addition, Ms. Edin serves as Vice Chairman of Garanti Securities and a member of the Board of Directors at Garanti Romania. With 23 years of experience in banking and business administration, Ms. Edin’s areas of responsibility are Project Finance and Sustainability, Treasury Department, Treasury Marketing and Financial Solutions, Treasury Derivatives, Financial Institutions, Corporate Banking Coordination and Cash Management/Transaction Banking.


Muammer Cüneyt Sezgin

Board Member

M. Cüneyt Sezgin received his undergraduate degree from Middle East Technical University Department of Business Administration, his MBA from Western Michigan University and his Ph.D. from Istanbul University Faculty of Economics. He served in executive positions at several private banks and in 2001, Mr. Sezgin joined Garanti Bank. He is a Board Member And the Chairman of Sustainability Committee at Garanti Bank. In addition, Mr. Sezgin is a Board Member at Garanti Bank S.A. (Romania), Garanti Pension and Life, Garanti Securities and Corporate Volunteer Association Turkey. Mr. Sezgin has been serving as a Board Member of Garanti Bank since June 30, 2004 and has 28 years of experience in banking and business administration.

Mahmut Akten

Board Member

With an undergraduate degree from Boğaziçi University in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and graduate degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, Mahmut Akten started his career in 1999 in the USA. After having served in various positions in the Finance and Treasury departments of a global construction materials company, he joined a global management consulting firm in 2006. Between the years 2006-2012, after having worked in Boston and Istanbul offices and lastly as an Associate Partner, he joined Garanti Bank on July 1, 2012 as the Senior Vice President responsible for Mass Retail Banking Marketing. As of January 1, 2017, Akten was appointed Executive Vice President responsible for Retail Banking and is a Board Member of Garanti Technology.. With 17 years of experience in banking and business administration, Akten’s areas of responsibility are Retail Banking Marketing, Mass Retail Banking Marketing and Affluent Banking Marketing.

Javier Bernal Dionis

Board Member

Javier Bernal Dionis earned his Law Degree from University of Barcelona (Spain), and his MBA from IESE Business School, University of Navarra (Spain). He joined BBVA in 1996, after working in Barna Consulting Group (Barcelona) as Partner and in Promarsa (New York, USA) as a General Manager. Until 1999, he was the Segment Manager of Retail Banking (Spain) at BBVA. During 2000-2003, he was the founder of an external internet portal outside of BBVA. For the last 12 years, he has been working in different areas at BBVA. Between 2004-2005, he was the Head of Innovation and Business Development, reporting to the CEO. Between 2006-2010, he was the Head of Business Development Spain & Portugal. Between 2011-2014, he was the Head of Commercial & Retail Banking under Global Retail and Business Banking and from 2014 to 2015, he served as the Head of Business Alignment of BBVA and Garanti. He has been a member of the BBVA Group Executive Committee between years 2006 and 2010 and Spanish and Portugal Executive Committee between 2010 and 2011. He has been serving as a Board Member of Garanti Bank since July 27, 2015 and he is also serving as a Board Member at Garanti Pension and Life, GarantiBank Moscow, Garanti Bank S.A. (Romania), Garanti Leasing, Garanti Securities and Garanti Payment Systems. Since his appointment as an Audit Committee member of T. Garanti Bankası A.Ş. on March 31, 2016, he is deemed as an Independent Board Member of Garanti Bank in accordance with the relevant regulations of the Capital Markets Board of Turkey. Mr. Bernal has 26 years of experience in banking and business administration and he is responsible of BBVA-Garanti coordination.

Utku Ergüder


Mr. Ergüder has been the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Garanti Securities since November, 2015. He joined Garanti in 2000. Between 2004 and 2010, he worked as the Manager of the Ankara Investment Center. From 2010-2015, he served as the Head of Garanti Bank’s Investment Banking Brokerage Services. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from Hacettepe University and a MBA degree from Bilgi University.