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.