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A. Merdan Araz

Is looking back a long and successful banking career. Having started out working at two smaller banks in Istanbul between 1975 and 1985, in 1986 he joined Garantibank.
He later led that bank's Dutch branch to transform into highly successful Garantibank International NV. In 1993, Mr. Araz became the first General Manager of the newly founded Demir-Halk Bank (Netherland) NV.
He held this position until his retirement from his banking career in October 2007, transforming the startup into a ful-fledged commercial bank over the years. In 2008 Merdan Araz became a founding partner of Araz Tamer Partners. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from Marmara University and an M.A. in Money and Banking from Istanbul University.

A.Ceyhun Yaglicioglu

Started his career in 1974 at Beko Teknik San ve Tic AS. as a Chief Financial Officer, he later worked as assistant general manager in various companies some of them are Soda-Kromsan AS., Loytas A.S., Iktisat Bankasi AS. Before joining ATP, his last position was Board Member and CEO in Net Holding AS. for 23 years.

Adnan Akyol

Has worked successfully in various prominent institutions of the Turkish banking sector for three decades. Having started out as an auditor at Garanti Bank, he later worked in Operations for Iktisat Bank. Thereafter, he continued his career of Demirbank, where he served as Assistant General Manager responsible for Credit Allocation and Risk Monitoring (CARM) for 13 years, continuing in this position for a further six years after Demirbank's takeover by HSBC. His last position was Assistant General Manager of CARM at Bank Pozitif before joining ATP as a consultant in 2011.

Zuhal Ozcan

Before joining ATP as a consultant, Ms. Ozcan build a successful career in commercial banking.
She worked at the loans and trade finance departments of two smaller banks in Istanbul before joining Demirbank in 1987.
There, in time she became the manager of one the larger commercial branches in Istanbul and continued in this position after Demirbank had been acquired by HSBC in 2001. Ms. Ozcan worked at HSBC until 2008, when she left her Group Manager position and joined ATP. Ms. Ozcan holds a professional diploma in Accounting and a B.A. in business.

Yakup Tamer Bozhalil

Started his banking career in 2007 at DHB Bank as a Credit Analyst, where he was analyzing companies in the financial and non-financial sectors. After briefly working at the Corporate Loans Marketing department at Halkbank. Mr. Bozhalil joined Araz Tamer Partners as a business analyst in 2011. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Yildiz Technical University.

Zeynep Araz

After finishing Koc High school Ms. Zeynep graduated from FASHION ISTITUE OF TECNOLOGY NEW YORK. When she returned back to Istanbul she started to worked at ATP as business analyst.

Serap Esin Er

After finishing Pertevniyal High school, Ms. Serap graduated from Halic University Faculty of Business Administration, English Management. Started her career in 2007 at Motorola Communication as an Utility Payment Tracking Admin. Her last position was control and reporting specialist of Admiral Container Lines Inc. before joining ATP as a business analyst in 2014.
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