Corporate Officers

Trade & Commodity Finance

Mr. Ali Arolat, Executive Director

Mr. Arolat started his banking career in 1998 as a management trainee for corporate banking at Garanti Bankasi in Turkey. He joined GBI ‘s TCF team in 1999 and held various positions including the founding Head of the Metals Desk in TCF until 2008. Between 2008 and 2015, he worked in charge of FI, Corporate Banking and TCF in two Dutch financial institutions. He returned to GBI in 2015 to lead the Corporate Finance Department and was promoted as the Executive Director of Trade Finance Division in 2016.

Mr. Arolat is a member of ALCO and the Management Committee.

 

Structured Finance

Mr. Osman Barutçu, Executive Director

Mr. Barutçu started his career at Garanti Bankasi in Turkey and joined GBI in 2003. After holding several positions within Trade Finance Division, he became Director in Structured Finance Division, responsible for Corporate Lending, Shipping Finance and Islamic Finance. In March 2016, Mr. Barutçu was appointed as the Executive Director of Structured Finance Division.

Mr. Barutçu is a member of ALCO and the Management Committee.

 

Financial Institutions & Investor Relations

Mr. Oral Draman, Executive Director

Mr. Draman joined GBI in 1993. After serving in various positions within the Trade Finance team in Amsterdam, Mr. Draman headed GBI’s Istanbul Representative Office in 2000. Mr. Draman was appointed as the Executive Director of Trade Finance division in late 2000 and had held this position until August 2014. Mr. Draman is currently the Executive Director of Financial Institutions and Investor Relations division.

Mr. Draman is a member of ALCO and the Management Committee.

 

Credits

Mr. Cem Bahadir Mutlu, Executive Director

Mr. Mutlu started his banking career in 1993. After serving in various positions within the financial industry Mr. Mutlu joined the team of Garanti Bankasi Turkey in 2001. He became an overseas Branch Manager for the Luxembourg Branch in 2007 and continued in 2009 as a Corporate Branch Manager for the Istanbul Corporate Branch. In June 2017 Mr. Mutlu has transferred to GBI and currently holds the position of Executive Director of the Credits Division.

Mr. Mutlu is a member of ALCO, Credit Committee and the Management Committee

 

ICT & Information Security

Mr. G. Salman, Executive Director

Before joining the Bank in May 2001, Mr. Salman held several managerial positions between 1988 and 2001 at Garanti Bankasi in Turkey. Mr. Salman is the Executive Director of ICT division since 2005 and Information Security division since 2010. Between May 2001 and August 2014, Mr. Salman also acted as the Executive Director of Operations division.

Mr. Salman is a member of ALCO and the Management Committee.

 

Operations

Ms. Ecem Demirel, Executive Director

Ms. Demirel started her career at Garanti Bankasi in Turkey in 1991 and held several managerial positions within the Operations division. In 2008, she joined GBI as the Manager of Central Operations department. In August 2014, she was appointed as the Executive Director of Operations division.

Ms. Demirel is a member of ALCO, Product Approval Committee and the Management Committee.

Legal

Ms. Manolya Köprülü, Director

Ms. Köprülü joined GBI in 2004. She has held various positions within the Bank over the years. In 2007, she was appointed to help set up the Legal Department. In 2009 she became the Head of Legal. In 2010, she assumed the role of Director of Legal and Compliance after Compliance became part of the Legal Department. In 2017 the Compliance Department was separated from the Legal Department. Ms. Köprülü currently holds the title of Director of Legal and also serves as corporate secretary to the Supervisory Board and Managing Board.

Ms. Köprülü is a member of the Product Approval Committee, Legal Committee, Compliance Committee, Compliant Committee and the Management Committee.

 

Compliance

Mr. Esmond Berkhout, Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Berkhout joined the Compliance Department of GBI in May 2017. Mr. Berkhout started his career in 1996 and over the years Mr. Berkhout has held a number management positions within the Dutch financial market and currently holds the position of Chief Compliance Officer.

Mr. Berkhout is member of the Audit & Compliance Committee of the Supervisory Board, Product Approval Committee, Integrity Committee, Client Acceptance Committee, Complaint Committee, Compliance Committee and the Management Committee.

 

Human Resources

Ms. Mijke van Tilburg, Director

Ms. Van Tilburg joined GBI in April 2003 and started her career at the Human Resources department. Ms. Van Tilburg held a number of HR positions at various Dutch companies specialized in general HR affairs and expat recruitment. In July 2009, Ms. van Tilburg became the Director of Human Resources department.

Ms. van Tilburg is a member of the HR Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Remuneration Committee and the Management Committee.

 

Internal Audit Services

Mr. Cenk Taspinar, Executive Director

Mr. Taşpınar joined the Audit Department of Garanti Bankasi in Turkey in 2005. In 2012, he was appointed as Head of Internal Audit at Garanti Leasing. Since August 2016, Mr. Taşpınar is the Executive Director of GBI's Internal Audit Department.

Mr. Taşpınar is a member of the Compliance Committee, Product Approval Committee and the Management Committee.