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ALAIN BRUNO LÉVY
Chairman
(Independent)

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ALAIN BRUNO LÉVY

After graduating in law with a Doctor Degree from the University of Freiburg, Dr. Lévy was admitted to the Bar in Geneva in 1983. He started his career in 1976 within the legal department of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission (supervisory authority of the financial sector, before FINMA). He then joined Junod, Muhlstein, Lévy & Puder (Geneva) law firm, becoming a partner in 1984 and teaching law at Freiburg University. Dr. Lévy served as Secretary to the Board of Directors of BCP from 1997 until 2010 when he was made a Member of the Board of Directors and, in March 2014, appointed Chairman.
ERHAN ADALI
Vice Chairman
(Represents Yapi Kredi)

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ERHAN ADALI

After graduating from the Faculty of Political Sciences, Public Administration at Istanbul University in 1987, Erhan Adali began his professional career at Garanti Bankasi as an Internal Auditor. After serving in various positions, Mr. Adali worked as the Corporate Branch Manager, Commercial Banking Regional Manager and Coordinator in SME Banking Marketing between 1997 and 2005. He worked as the CEO of Garanti Pension and Life Company from 2005 to 2012 and continued to serve as Executive Vice President of Credits at Garanti Bank until 2015. He served as a member of Board of Garanti Leasing and Garanti Mortgage in 2015-2017. Mr. Adali has been Assistant General Manager in charge of Corporate and Commercial Banking and a Member of the Executive Committee of Yapi Kredi Bank since March 2018. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Yapi Kredi Factoring, Yapi Kredi Leasing, Yapi Kredi Bank Azerbaijan and Yapi Kredi Bank Malta. Mr. Adali has been a Member of the Board of Directors of BCP since March 2019.
PAUL BASZANGER
Vice Chairman
(Independent)

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PAUL BASZANGER

After graduating in law from the University of Geneva, Mr. Baszanger started his career with Crédit Suisse, Geneva in 1970 where he gained his first professional experience, continuing with Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas, Geneva in 1974, and Crédit Commercial de France (Suisse), Geneva in 1980 where he served as Deputy Manager. He became head of the commercial and credit activities at Bank Brussel Lambert (Suisse), Geneva in 1985. He was then appointed CEO of ING Belgium, Geneva Branch in 2001, a position he held until his retirement in 2011. Mr. Baszanger was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of BCP in July 2013 and has served as Vice Chairman since March 2014.
ALFRED GREMLI
Member
Audit Committee
(Independent)

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ALFRED GREMLI

Mr. Gremli started his professional training with Credit Suisse (CS) in the early 1960’s after completing his education in Zurich. He was in training in Lausanne, New York and San Francisco before opening CS offices in Singapore and Tehran in the 1970’s. Upon his return to Switzerland, he became Head of Commercial Banking for the Middle East. In 1983, he completed the Senior Executive Program at Stanford University. In 1992, he became a Member of the Executive Board of CS with area responsibility for the Middle East and Asia. Following his retirement in 2004, he served CS as a Senior Advisor until 2009. Mr. Gremli became a Member of the Board of Directors of BCP in March 2007, and also acts as Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2014.
MEHMET ALI KARAMEHMET
Member
Audit Committee
(Represents Karamehmet Family)

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MEHMET ALI KARAMEHMET

Mr. Karamehmet graduated from the European University in Geneva. He has worked in various departments of BCP between 1998 and 2003, acquiring valuable banking experience. Since then, he has held several management positions within the Cukurova Group. Mr. Karamehmet was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of BCP in 2003, and also serves as a Member of the Audit Committee.
DANIEL HABEGGER
Member
(Independent)

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DANIEL HABEGGER

After completing his Swiss Banking Apprenticeship, later complemented by the School of English Studies, UK, and the Swiss Finance Institute, Mr. Habegger began his career at Banque de Paris et des Pays Bas, Geneva in the letters of credit department in 1976. He then joined Gatoil in 1983, before pursuing his career at United Overseas Bank in 1985 and BNP Paribas, Geneva in 2001 where he served as Team Head and Member of Management within the Commodity Trade Finance Departments. In addition to Europe, his geographical exposure includes mainly Russia and the CIS countries, the Middle East and Africa as well as India and the US. In 2015, Mr. Habegger founded Trafinco, a Swiss consultancy company specializing in trade finance and commodities. Mr. Habegger has been a Member of the Board of Directors of BCP since March 2016.
NIL DANIŞMAN GENNAOUI
Secretary