Hakan Binbaşgil is the Vice Chairman and Executive Board Member of Akbank. Binbaşgil also serves as the President of the Banking Group and Executive Committee Member of Sabancı Holding, Chairman of Akbank AG and Chairman of Akbank Ventures BV.
Mr. Binbaşgil, who served as CEO at Akbank for nearly 12 years between 2012 and 2023, commenced his tenure with Akbank in 2002, assuming the role of Executive Vice President responsible for Change Management. In 2003, he became the Executive Vice President overseeing Retail Banking and in 2008, he ascended to Deputy CEO. Starting in 2002, he spearheaded a multitude of initiatives encompassing strategic direction setting, restructuring, digitalization, technology, corporate identity, change management, talent building and cultural transformation.
Prior to joining Akbank, Binbaşgil worked as a Management Consultant in the London and Istanbul offices of Accenture, and as Executive Vice President in a different private sector bank.
Binbaşgil has an extensive history of leadership roles, having held the positions of chairman and board member across numerous respected domestic and international organizations. Additionally, he has held the office of Term President at the Institut International D'Etudes Bancaires (IIEB), a prominent institution comprised of member banks from across Europe.
After graduating from Robert College, Hakan Binbaşgil graduated from Bosphorus University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Binbaşgil later received master's degrees in business administration and finance from LSU.