EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Mahmut KAYACIK

Mahmut KAYACIK

CEO/Member of the Board

Mahmut Kayacık was born in Muğla in 1976. He graduated from Kartal Anatolian İmam Hatip High School with a high ranking. He then, received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Relatons at Boğaziçi University in 1999. He received his Master's degree in International Economics from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Marmara University with his thesis titled " Options Market and the Utilization of Options Market for Hedging Purposes" in 2002. Mahmut Kayacık began his professional career as financial analyst at Taç Mutual Trust Inc. between 1999-2002. Beginning from 2003, Mahmut Kayacık held posts in fund-portfolio management and corporate finance regarding capital markets under the umbrella of Yıldız Holding and he leaded many important initial public offerings as well as merger and acquisition operations. In this process, Mahmut Kayacık served as Coordinator and General Manager in real estate mutual trust and business administration firms. Mahmut Kayacık was appointed as Takasbank CEO and Board Member in April 2016. Also Mahmut Kayacık is serving as Board Member at Agean Agricultural Products Licenced Warehousing Inc. (Ege Tarım Ürünleri Lisanslı Depoculuk A.Ş.-ELİDAŞ) being the first licenced cotton warehouse. He is married with three children.

Gökhan ELİBOL

Gökhan ELİBOL

Executive Vice President

Gökhan Elibol was born in Erzincan in 1983. He graduated from Ankara University Political Sciences Faculty and has currently been continuing his post-graduate studies at Beykent University Law Faculty. Mr. Elibol started his professional career as Tax Auditor within the Ministry of Finance and then he proceeded as sworn-in bank auditor within the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency. Throughout his 10 year term of office within the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, he conducted audits regarding risk management, finance and financial structure in large-scale deposit-taking banks as well as other deposit-taking commercial banks, participation and investment banks. Mr. Elibol represented his organisation in many local and international events and actively participated in regulation production practices. Since 2016 he holds the post of Executive Vice President at Takas Istanbul responsible from markets and operations.

​Ekrem ARIKAN

​Ekrem ARIKAN

Executive Vice President

Ekrem Arıkan was born in Sivas, Turkey in 1974. He is married and has three children. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering at Boğaziçi University and his Master of Business Administration degree at Yeditepe University. He is also continuing the PhD in Management Science. He knows English, German and beginner level of Arabic. He embarked on his career as Support Engineer on 1997 and started to work for Microsoft on 1998. He became Program Specialist on 1999 and then he was promoted as Windows International Program Manager on the year 2000 in Microsoft Windows International Product Group. He took responsibilities in development of many Microsoft Windows products in international projects until 2006 at Microsoft. In year 2007, he started to held positions at Ziraat Technology - Fintek Financial Technology Services Inc. (the IT company of the biggest governmental Bank of Turkey) as IT Architecture Manager. Then he became PMO Manager and coordinated many of financial technology projects. Afterwards, he became CISO and managed IT security and risk issues. Then, he was promoted as Enterprise Development Director at Ziraat Technology and managed IT Security, Quality and Risk Management as well as Human Resources and Support Services departments. He then moved at 2014 on to life and pension insurance company of Ziraat Bank which is Ziraat Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş. to serve as Group Manager responsible from Information Technologies, Customer Services and Call Center, HR and Support Services. As of 2015, he started to serve as Strategy Development Director in EPİAŞ - Energy Exchange Istanbul which was the newly established energy markets operator company of Turkey. He currently has been serving as Executive Vice President responsible from IT at Takasbank since June 2016.