Member of the Board/CEO
Mehmet Ali Akben completed his undergraduate education at Uludağ University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. Mr. Akben, who graduated from Marmara University Banking and Insurance Institute with a master's degree, started his banking career at Faisal Financial Institution in 1986. He served as Financial Affairs Manager at Kuveyt Türk Bank between 1989 and 1999. Between 1999 and 2011, he served as Deputy General Manager of Anadolu Financial Institution and and Türkiye Finans Participation Bank. Mr. Akben, who was appointed as a Board member of the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (SDIF) in 2012, was appointed as the Chairman of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Authority (BRSA) as of 2015. Mehmet Ali Akben, who served as BRSA President for two terms until May 2023, was appointed as a member of the Presidential Economic Policies Board in 2018 and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Türk Telecom in June 2023.
As of 31/10/2023, he has been serving as General Manager and Member of the Board of Directors at Vakıf Katılım Bankası A.Ş.
Akben is married and has three children.