BRTI Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Sait Ergun ÖZEN
Born in Ankara in 1960, S. Ergun Özen completed his secondary education at TED Ankara College in 1978. After his registration in 1981, he graduated from the Department of Economics at New York State University in 1985. He completed Advanced Management program at Harvard Business School in 1997. He started his business career in 1987 as an Assistant Specialist at Economic Researches Unit of Türkiye İş Bank. Having joined T. Garanti Bank in 1992 by assuming an office in the Treasury Unit, Özen became the Manager of Treasury Unit in 1994, and then Assistant General Manager responsible for Treasury and Investment Banking in 1995. He was appointed as the President/CEO on 1 April 2000. He is a Board Member at Garanti Bank since 1 September 2015. He has been serving as the Board Chairman of BRTI as of 2017.
Hasan Arat is a graduate of Istanbul University School of Business Administration. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Turkish Executive Board of Capital Partners company operating in the real estate investment and development sector both in Turkey and abroad. In addition, he is a Board Member of Fiba Holding since 2011. He held positions as an independent board member and as the Chairman of the Audit Committee at Acıbadem Sağlık Hizmetleri between 2011-2017. Serving as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Acıbadem University and as the Vice Chairman of TNOC – Turkish National Olympics Committee; Hasan Arat held positions as the Vice President of United Nations World Tourism Organization Business Council (UNWTO) and as the vice president of Turkey Basketball Federation. Hasan Arat was the former president and still is a current member of the Board of Directors of IAF – International Apparel Federation and was the president of TGSD – Turkish Clothing Manufacturers’ Association for a period. He has been serving as a Board Member of BRTI as of 2017.
After graduating from the department of Law at Lebanon University, Barbour received master degrees in European law from Lausanne University and in International Economic Law from Geneva University in Switzerland. He also received a diploma in English Legal Methods from Cambridge University, England. Bernard Barbour joined QInvest after serving as a Senior Attaché in the Legal Department of the Central Bank of Lebanon between the years of 1997-2007. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience in financial legal systems and statutory legislation; and he worked as an academic lecturer on financial, fiscal and contract law at the leading universities of Lebanon. Having established the regulatory framework of Islamic Finance in the Republic of Lebanon, Barbour drafted legislative prepositions to various payment and settlement systems such as credit cards, debit cards, electronic check, electronic money, etc. He has been serving as a Board Member of BRTI as of 2017.
Independent Board Member
Mr. Bayazıt started his banking career at Citibank after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University and MBA degree in Finance and International Relations from Columbia University. He served as a senior executive in Çukurova Group for 13 years. He became the CEO of Dışbank in 2001. He was appointed as the CEO and a member of the Global Management Committee at Fortis Turkey in 2005. In April 2007, he returned to Yapı Kredi as the Executive Director and General Manager and also became the Board Chairman of Koç Holding Banking and Insurance Group and Yapı Kredi in the beginning of 2009. Having founded “Bayazıt Danışmanlık Hizmetleri” in August 2011, Mr. Bayazıt worked as an Independent Board Member at Boyner Büyük Mağazacılık A.Ş. between the years of 2014-2016. He has been serving as an Independent Board Member in BRTI since 2014.
Independent Board Member
Sabri Metin AR
He graduated from Robert College and Boğaziçi University Electrical Engineering Department and then completed his Master’s Degree in London School of Economics. He started his career in Otis Elevator Company Ltd. in England. He assumed various positions in Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası (Industrial Development Bank of Turkey) and then served as Assistant General Manager at Brisa Bridgestone Sabancı Lastik San. Tic. A.Ş. and as a Board Member at İş Finansal Kiralama A.Ş., Yatırım Finansman Menkul Değerler A.Ş., Türk Pirelli Kablo ve Sistemleri A.Ş., and Çimentaş İzmir Çimento Fabrikası Türk A.Ş.. He also served as the Vice President of Istanbul Menkul Kıymetler Borsası (Istanbul Stock Exchange) between the years of , 2003-2005, and as the CEO of Garanti Yatırım Menkul Kıymetler A.Ş. between the years of 1999-2013. He worked as the Board Chairman of Dream between 2012-2014 and of Türk Pirelli between 2009-2016. Serving as an Independent Board Member of Borusan Yatırım ve Pazarlama A.Ş., Metin Ar has been an Independent Member in the Board of Directors of BRTI since 2015.