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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.
GÖKHAN ERÜN
Vice Chairman
(Represents Yapi Kredi)

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GÖKHAN ERÜN

Mr. Erün graduated from Yeditepe University in Business Administration. He began his banking career at Garanti Bank Treasury Department in 1994. Between 1999 and 2004, Mr. Erün served as the Senior Vice President of Commercial Marketing and Sales Department. He became the Chief Executive Officer of Garanti Pension and Life in 2004, and was then appointed as Executive Vice President of Garanti Bank in September 2005. In September 2015, Mr. Erün became the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Garanti Bank, in charge of Corporate Banking Coordination, Treasury, Treasury Marketing and Financial Solutions, Derivatives, Cash Management and Transaction Banking, and Financial Institutions. He also held positions in the Boards of various Garanti Bank subsidiaries. Since January 2018, Mr. Erün pursues his career as Yapı Kredi’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. He is also the CEO of Koç Financial Services and holds positions in the Boards of various Yapı Kredi Group subsidiaries. Mr. Erün has been appointed Vice Chairman of BCP’s Board of Directors in March 2018.
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