Hakan Ateş

DenizBank Financial Services Group CEO

Born in 1959, Mr. ATEŞ graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economics and
Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration after completing his studies at TED
Ankara College. He started his banking career in 1981 as an Internal Auditor at İşbank. After serving
at various department of Interbank units from 1986 to 1993, he established Interbank’s Cash
Management System and was promoted in 1993 to Executive Vice President in charge of Central
Operations. Mr. ATEŞ worked as Executive Vice President in charge of Financial Affairs and
Operations at Bank Ekspres between the years of 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 year starting from June 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 Moscow and DenizBank AG Vienna, Hakan ATEŞ also assumes the duty
of Member of Board of Directors at ENBD Egyp as of September, 2020. DenizBank shares were
successfully transferred from Zorlu Holding to Dexia in 2006 (for 3.250 Billion Dollars with 4,7 times
its book value which is a record for banking in Turkey), from Dexia to Sberbank in 2012 and from
Sberbank to Emirates NBD in 2019 during Hakan Ateş’s leadership.


29 April Saturday