Board Of Directors | DenizBank

Our Board of Directors is composed of 12 members. 3 members are executive while 9 members are non-executive and 2 out of these non-executive members are independent board members.

  • Functions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO are fulfilled by different persons.
  • Independence declarations have been received from all independent board members.
  • Independence criteria of the Board Members are explained in Corporate Governance Compliance Report.
  • Basics and principles regarding activities of the Board of Directors and of the committees reporting to the Board of Directors are explained in Regulation of the Board of Directors.
Herman Gref

Born in 1964, Mr. GREF received his undergraduate degree in Jurisprudence from Omsk State University, Faculty of Law. Following that, he received his postgraduate degree from the Faculty of Law of Leningrad State University before completing his PhD studies in Economics at the National Academy of Economics established by the government of the Russian Federation. Starting his career in 1992 as first rank legal advisor at Administration of Petrodvorets, St. Petersburg, Mr. GREF served at the City Property Committee of St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office between the years of 1994-1997 as First Deputy Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Committee. Between the years of 1997-1998, he served as the Chairman and Vice Chairman at the City Property Committee of St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office. After holding the post of First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of State Property of Russia in 1998-2000, Mr. GREF served as the Minister for Economic Development and Trade of Russia between the years of 2000-2007. Mr. GREF has been a Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO of Sberbank since November 2007, Chairman of Sberbank JSC (Ukraine) Board of Directors since March 2008 and Chairman of DenizBank A.Ş. Board of Directors since September 2012.

Hakan ATEŞ

Born in 1959, Mr. Ateş graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration after completing his studies at TED Ankara College. He started his banking career in 1981 as an Internal Auditor at İşbank. After serving at various Interbank units from 1986 to 1993, he worked as Branch Manager at Elmadağ, Şişli, Bakırköy, İzmir and Central Branches. He established Interbank’s Cash Management System and was promoted in 1993 as Executive Vice President in charge of Central Operations. Mr. Ateş worked as Executive Vice President in charge of Financial Affairs and Operations at Bank Ekspres between the years of 1994 and 1996 and led the bank’s restructuring project with Bank of America. He established Garanti Bank Moscow in Russia and worked as CEO for one year starting from June 1996. He has continued his duties as President & CEO at DenizBank, where he started in June 1997 as the Founder President. During his management tenure, DenizBank shares were offered to public in October 2004 where 5.5 times oversubscription was recorded. His management also ran the process of selling Zorlu Holding owned DenizBank shares to Dexia S.A. in May 2006 for 3.250 Billion Dollars with 4,7 times its book value which is a record in Turkey, as well as the sales process of 99.85% of DenizBank shares owned by Dexia Group to Sberbank 6 years later in June 2012 for 3.6 Billion Dollars with 1.33 times its book value. Also serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at DenizBank subsidiaries Deniz Yatırım Securities, Intertech A.Ş, DenizBank Moscow and DenizBank AG Vienna, Hakan ATEŞ was granted the “Those who Add Value to Turkey” award presented by Bahçeşehir University in 2015. Hakan Ateş is married with two children. He speaks fluent English.

Wouter Van Roste

Born in 1965, Mr. VAN ROSTE graduated from Limburg University (Belgium), Marketing Department. Starting his career at Bacob Bank Belgium in 1989 at Corporate Sales Department, he held several positions at Paribas Bank Belgium and Artesia BC as Head of Corporate Sales, Structured Products, FX Derivatives Departments before joining Dexia in 2002. He worked at Dexia as Deputy Head of Financial Engineering and Derivative Products at Treasury and Financial Markets Group and served at Public and Project Finance Group, Structured Finance and Export Finance Department between the years of 2003-2005. He assumed the duties of Executive Director at Dexia Holding between the years of 2005-2007, Executive Vice President in charge of Public and Project Finance Group at DenizBank A.Ş. in 2007, Executive Vice President in charge of Public Project Finance and Corporate Banking Group at DenizBank A.Ş. between the years of 2007-2009. Wouter VAN ROSTE has continued to serve as the Member of The Board of Directors of DenizBank A.Ş. since June 2009.

Nihat Sevinc

Born in 1952, Mr. SEVİNÇ graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Literature, English Language and Literature. Starting his career at Interbank in 1986, he held several duties at Branches, Central Operations and Capital Market Departments until 1994. Mr. SEVİNÇ served as Department Head at Branch Operations, Internal Control and Legislation Departments at HQ of Bank Ekspress until 1996. He worked as Deputy General Manager at GarantiBank Moscow between 1996 and 1997. He joined DenizBank in 1997, served as Executive Vice President of Operations until 2002 and as Executive Vice President of Foreign Subsidiaries from 2002 to 2007. Mr. SEVİNÇ has continued his duty as Independent Board Member at DenizBank A.Ş. from December 2012. As of March 2018, he has appointed as Vice Chairman of Board of Directors serving until March 2021.

Deniz Aribogan

Born in 1965, Ms. ARIBOĞAN graduated from TED Ankara College Foundation High School. She received her undergraduate degree in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University. She received her M.A. and PhD degrees from the Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul University in International Relations. In 1995, Ms. ARIBOĞAN attended the International Security School at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Her academic career, which started at Istanbul University, continued at Istanbul Bilgi University and Bahçeşehir University. Between the years of 2007-2010, she served as the Rector of Bahçeşehir University. Between the years of 2010-2014, Professor Deniz Ülke ARIBOĞAN served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Bilgi University and has worked as a faculty member at Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences as from March 2014 until October 2018 and as Chairman of Advisory Committee of Istanbul Bilgi University as from February 2015 until October 2018. Acting as Senior Fellow at the University of Oxford Harris Manchester College CRIC (Centre for the Resolution of IntractableConflict) since December 2015, she has been recently assigned as the Dean of Uskudar University as of October 2018. Deniz Ülke ARIBOĞAN has been serving as an Independent Board Member at DenizBank A.Ş since December 2012. As of March 2018 she has been assigned again as the Independent Board Member serving until March 2021.

Dzhangir Dzhangirov

Born in 1981, DZHANGIROV has undergraduate and graduate degrees from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Department of Mathematics. Between 2002-2004, he completed his MA in Mathematics at New Economic School. DZHANGIROV got a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) in 2006 and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation by CFA Institute. He has been working as a visiting professor at New Economic School since 2005 and Higher School of Economics since 2009. DZHANGIROV began his banking career as a Member of Supervisory Board at Sberbank Europe in September 2018. He acts as the Executive Vice President in charge of risk management and control at Sberbank of Russia as of October 2018. Dzhangir DZHANGIROV is also a Member of the Board of Directors at Denizbank A.Ş. as of October 2018.

Born in 1971, Mr. Kolomeyskiy received his degree in Applied Mathematics at the Moscow State Institute of Radio-Engineering Electronics and Automation. Mr. Kolomeyskiy started his banking career in 1993 at investment company Rinaco Plus as Head of Department of Derivative Instruments. He joined brokerage company Nikoil in 2001 as Head of Sales Department. Between the years of 2001 and 2005, he worked as the CEO at Uralsib Capital. Then he served as Head of Investment Department at Russian Railways from 2006 to 2011. He then joined Blagosostoyanie, where he worked as Advisor to Executive Director in 2011. Mr. Kolomeyskiy served at Alfa-Bank OJSC until 2013 as Head of Investment Business. Joining Sberbank in April 2017, Mr. Kolomeyskiy has been serving as Senior Vice-President, Head of Sberbank International. Igor Kolomeyskiy has continued his duty as a Member of DenizBank A.Ş. Board of Directors as of June 2017.

Alexander Morozov

Born in 1969, Mr. Morozov graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Economics. Subsequently, he completed an M.A. in Advanced Management Program Executive Education at Harvard Business School. Mr. Morozov commenced his Professional career as Deputy Head of the Currency Operations Department at Commercial Bank Rodina in 1992. Between 1994 and 2007, he served as Head of Treasury and General Manager at International Moscow Bank (UniCredit Bank since 2007). From 2007 to 2008, he held the posts of Executive Vice President and CFO at Renaissance Capital Bank. Mr. Morozov joined Sberbank in 2008 as Head of Financial Affairs and became Senior Vice President in charge of Financial Affairs in 2009. Since 2013, Mr. Morozov has served as Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board at Sberbank. Alexander Morozov has been a Member of the Board of Directors at DenizBank A.Ş. since December 2012.

Derya Kumru

Born in 1964, Mr. KUMRU graduated from Ankara University, Political Sciences and earned an MA degree and Ph.D from Istanbul University, Institute of Social Sciences. Between the years of 1987-1999, He held several positions at Esbank T.A.Ş. and was appointed as Executive Vice President in 1998. Mr. KUMRU joined DenizBank Financial Services Group in 1999. After serving as Executive Vice President in charge of DenizBank A.Ş. Corporate Marketing Group, General Manager of DenizLeasing and DenizFactoring, he was appointed as General Manager of DenizBank Moscow in 2004. Between the years of 2009-2011, he served as Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate, Commercial Banking, Public Project Finance and Foreign Subsidiaries Group at DenizBank A.Ş. from 2011 to 2012, he assumed the title of Executive Vice President in charge of Wholesale Banking Group at DenizBank A.Ş. Derya KUMRU continues his duty as Member of The Board of Directors at DenizBank A.Ş. as from December 2012.

Timur Kozintsev

Born in 1972, Mr. KOZINTSEV received his BA, MA and PhD in Economics from Moscow State University. He worked at Bayerische Hypo Vereinsbank as Deputy Head Representative from 1996 to 2000, then at Unicredit Bank as Head of Corporate Customers Department between the years of 2000-2007 and at Unicredit Security as Debt Capital Markets Director from 2007 to 2008. Afterwards, he served as Investment Banking Director at IFD Kapital between the years of 2008-2012. Mr. KOZINTSEV has continued his duty at Sberbank as Senior Managing Director since April 2013. He was appointed as Member of The Board of Directors of DenizBank A.Ş in July 2013 and KOZINTSEV continues to work as Board Member in charge of Credit Risk at DenizBank A.Ş. since August 2015.

Pavel Barchugov

Born in 1973, Mr. Barchugov studied Finance in Plekhanov University of Economics in Russian Federation. From 1995 to 1997, he worked as the Finance Unit Head at Austria Aktiengesellschaft Bank, Moscow Branch; between 1997 and 2008, he was the Executive Director at CJSC UniCredit Bank. From 2008 until 2010, Mr. Barchugov worked at JSC Swedbank as Finance Director. Subsequently, he served as Executive Vice President at Group Renaissance Insurance LLC between 2010 and 2013. Mr. Barchugov joined Sberbank in 2013 where he is currently the International Business Financial Planning and Control Director. Mr. Barchugov was nominated as the Board Member of Sberbank JSC (Kazakhstan) in April, 2017. Pavel Barchugov has been a member of the Board of Directors of DenizBank A.Ş since May 2016.

Born in 1973, Mr. Titov received his Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Credit from Russian Economic Academy. He was studying on the Master program at International Economy Department of Institute of World Economy and International Relations at Russian Federation Academy of Sciences between 1994 and 1998 and received his Ph.D in Eurobonds-experience of Russia. He received MBA degree from London Business School in 2017. Mr. Titov began his banking career at Moscow Industrial Bank as Economist in 1993. He transfered to International Moscow Bank as Officer in 1995 and served as Account Officer between 1996 and 2000. He worked as Senior Account Officer and Assistant Manager at Bank Austria Creditanstalt between 2000 and 2001. Then, he again served at International Moscow Bank from 2001 to 2003 as Assistant Manager. Then Mr. Titov transferred to Power Machines OJSC as Head of Credit operations and Documentary Business Department and worked between 2003 and 2005. He worked as Advisor to the General Director at Ilyushin Finance Co. until 2006. He transferred back to banking sector as Deputy to Head of the Department, Head of the Department, Vice President and Senior Vice-President at JSC VTB Bank and served until 2012. Mr. Titov joined Sberbank in June 2012 and has been serving as Senior Managing Director - Director of International Corporate Business. Mr. Titov has been serving as Board Member at DenizBank Moscow since June 2016 and at Deniz Leasing since July 2016. Since March 2017, Alexander Titov has served as Member of Board of Directors of DenizBank A.Ş.

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