Chief Executive Officer
Hakan Ates started his banking career in 1981 as an Internal Auditor at İşbank. After serving at various Interbank units from 1986 to 1993, he worked as a Branch Manager at Elmadağ, Şişli, Bakırköy, İzmir and Central Branches. He established Interbank’s Cash Management System and was promoted in 1993 to Executive Vice President in charge of Central Operations. Mr. Ates worked as Executive Vice President in charge of Financial Affairs and Operations at Bank Ekspres between 1994 and 1996 and led the bank’s restructuring project under the consultation of Bank of America. He established Garanti Bank Moscow in Russia and worked as CEO for one and half year starting from 1996. He has continued his duties as the President & CEO at DenizBank, where he started in June 1997 as the Founder President. Serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at DenizBank subsidiaries, Deniz Yatırım Menkul Kıymetler A.Ş., Intertech A.Ş., DenizBank AG Vienna and Neohub Teknoloji Yazılım Pazarlama ve Danışmanlık A.Ş. Hakan ATEŞ also assumes the duty of Member of Board of Directors at Emirates NBD Egypt as of September, 2020. He is also EXCO member at Emirates NBD Dubai and board member at Metlife Emeklilik ve Hayat A.Ş.