Mehmet Ali Akben – Chairman, Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey
Mehmet Ali Akben is the Chairman of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey (BRSA), an independent entity which has the sole authority for regulation and supervision of banking sector, non-bank financial institutions, payment and electronic money institutions.
He started his career as banker in the Faisal Finans Participation Bank in 1986 and worked as Chief Financial Officer in Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank between 1989-1999. He served as Deputy General Manager in Anadolu Finans Participation Bank from 1999 to 2005 and Turkiye Finans Participation Bank between 2006-2011.
He became General Manager of RCT Asset Management Company in February 2012. He served as Board Member of the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund from September 2012 through May 2015. He was appointed as the Chairman of BRSA in May 2015.
Mr. Akben received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Uludağ University and master degree in banking from Marmara University.