H. Faik Acıkalın
Member of the Supervisory Board
Faik Acıkalın began his banking career in 1987 as a Management Trainee at Interbank. He subsequently worked in various positions at several banks. In 1998, he joined Dışbank as Executive Vice President. Later after several managerial positions he became the President of Dışbank, which later following the acquisition by Fortis was renamed Fortisbank.
In 2007, he became CEO at large newsprint media holding company Doğan Gazetecilik.
In April 2009, Acıkalın was appointed as Executive Director of Yapı Kredi’s Board of Directors and was also appointed as Chairman of the Executive Committee. From May 2009 to 29.12.2017, he served as Yapı Kredi’s CEO. And in addition to his current role, from March 2010 to 29.12.2017, Acıkalın was also appointed as CEO of Koc Financial Services.
Also from August 2011 to 29.12.2017, Acıkalın was the President of Koc Holding’s Banking and Insurance Group. At the same time from June 2009 to 29.12.2017, Acıkalın served as Chairman of Yapı Kredi subsidiaries (Yapı Kredi Invest, Yapı Kredi Leasing, Yapı Kredi Factoring, Yapı Kredi Bank Nederland NV, Yapı Kredi Bank Azerbaijan, Yapı Kredi Bank Moscow). He also was Cahaiman of Yapı Kredi Bank Malta from March 2014 to 29.12.2017, Chairman of Yapı Kredi Koray Real Estate Investment Trust from March 2011 to 29.12.2017, Vice Chairman of Banque de Commerce et de Placements S.A. from September 2011 to 29.12.2017 and Board Member of the Banks Association of Turkey from May 2009 to December 2017. He willingly retired from his positions in Yapı Kredi Group and Koc Holding, as of 29 December 2017.
At the present time, he has served also as Independent Member of Board of Directors at the following companies: Doğan Holding, Turkey (since 30.03.2018), Migros Ticaret AS, Turkey (since 15.05.2018), Eczacıbaşı Group, Turkey (since 22.05.2018); Independent Member of the Supervisory Board at the following companies: Karsu Tekstil (since 24.12.2019) and UniCredit Romania (since 24.12.2019).
Since 09.04.2018, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of AO UniCredit Bank.
Born in 1962
Middle East Technical University BS degree in Business Administration, 1987.