Board of Directors

QNB Finansbank

Sinan Şahinbaş

Chairperson of the Board

He graduated from TED Ankara College in 1984 and received his BA in 1988 from the Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He was then awarded MA degrees in International Relations at Istanbul University and Finance at Yeditepe University. He started his professional career at QNB Finansbank in 1990 and he assumed various positions at Treasury, Corporate Banking and Loans Departments until 1997. He finalized the establishment of Turkey liaison offices for QNB Finansbank (Suisse) SA and QNB Finansbank (Holland) NV in 1997. The same year, he joined Garanti Bank as the Department Manager to establish a new risk management system for subsidiaries and later was appointed as Assistant General Manager for Garanti Bank (Holland) NV. Having remained in this position for one year, he started working for  QNBFinansbank (Holland) NV as Assistant General Manager, later to become the General Manager of the same bank between 1991 and 2001. He returned to Turkey in 2001 to serve as Senior Assistant General Manager at ONB Finansbank A.Ş. and then acted as General Manager between October 2003 and April 2010. Sinan Şahinbaş was appointed as Vice Chairperson in April 2010.

Nergis Ayvaz Bumedian

General Manager and Member of the Board

She graduated from the Department of Economics, Boğaziçi University, in 1992. Between 1992 and 1995 she worked for YapıveKredi Bank, and then joined Demirbank T.A.Ş. to work in Corporate Marketing between 1995 and 1997. She started working for QNB Finansbank in 1997 as Corporate Marketing Assistant Vice President. Later on in 1998, she was appointed to be a Branch Manager, and became the Commercial Banking Senior Vice President of QNB Finansbank in 2000. Ayvaz was the Executive Vice President for Commercial Banking of QNB Finansbank between 1st of January 2008 and 8th of June 2009, when she was appointed as the General Manager of QNB Finansfaktoring. Since 4 November 2009, she has also been acting as a Board Member at QNB Finansfaktoring.

Adnan Menderes Yayla

Board Member

He graduated from the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University in 1985. He completed an MBA study in the University of Illinois (U.S.A.) at Urbana-Champaign between 1992 and 1994. Between 1985 and 1995 he worked for the Ministry of Finance serving as Assistant Auditor and Auditor. Between 1995 and 1996, he worked for the Privatization Administration as the Leader of the Project Assessment Office. Between 1996 and 2000, he served at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Istanbul and London offices as Manager, Senior Manager and Partner. Later on between 2000 and 2008, he started working at Foreign Trade Bank (Fortis) as Assistant General Manager in charge of Financial Control Group and Risk Management. He joined QNB Finansbank to act as Executive Vice President and Group CFO on 20 May 2008. Since August 2008, he has been acting as a Member of Executive Committee at QNB Finansbank and Group CFO. He also assumed the title of Board Member at QNB Finansfaktoring on 8 June 2009.

Bülent Yurdalan

Board Member

He graduated from the Kütahya Faculty of Management Sciences at Eskişehir Academy of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1980. He started his banking career in 1982 at Pamukbank, and then worked for Citibank Turkey. Having joined QNB Finansbank A.Ş. in 1988, he took on various duties in fields including branch operations, Inspection Board, Treasury Operations, General Accounting and Internal Control, in addition to senior positions in Fiba Group banks in Turkey and abroad. He was appointed as the Head of the Inspection Board in 2003, and became the Head of Internal Systems in October 2013. He was appointed as a Board Member in September 2014.

Erkin Aydın

Board Member

Erkin Aydın graduated from the School of Engineering of Bogazici University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and received his MBA degree from the University of Michigan Business School. Starting his career in the US, he undertook Business Development Associate Project Engineer and Project Manager roles in various projects. In 2002, he joined McKinsey & Company in Istanbul where he consulted to various Turkish and global financial institutions in the fields of strategy, marketing and mergers and acquisitions. He started working for Finansbank A.Ş in 2008 as a Group Manager in Mortgage and Consumer Loans. He was appointed as Retail Marketing Coordinator in February 2010 and as Executive Vice President of Consumer Banking in May 2011. Following various responsibilities, in September 2017, Erkin Aydın has been named as as the Executive Vice President of Retail Banking, SME Banking and Financial Institutions.

Ömür Tan

Board Member

Born in 1971, Ömür Tan graduated from Ankara Atatürk Anadolu College. He completed his undergraduate study at the Statistical Department of Hacettepe University and MBA Degree at Bilgi University. Tan began to work at Yapı Kredi Bankası as a Management Trainee in 1995 and joined Finansbank A.Ş in 1998. After taking various roles in Corporate Branches, he was assigned as Corporate Branch Manager, Head Office Key Account Senior Vice President and then, Corporate Banking Senior Vice President. As of 2011, he acts as the Vice General Manager for Corporate and Commercial Banking, together with the functions of Project Finance and Cash Management and Foreign Trade Financing.