Independent Board Member
After receiving a B.S. Degree in Engineering Mechanics and Materials, Tayfun Bayazıt graduated from Columbia University’s M.B.A. programme. Tayfun Bayazıt, started his banking sector career at Citibank, served 13 years in Çukurova Group as Executive Vice President at Yapı ve Kredi Bankasi, President and Chief Executive Officer at Interbank A.S. and President and Chief Executive Officer at Banque de Commerce et de Placements S.A.. In 1999, Tayfun Bayazıt became Vice Chairman of Doğan Sirketler Grubu Holding A.Ş. and Dışbank Executive Director and he appointed as CEO of Dışbank in 2001. Tayfun Bayazıt, became the Vice Chairman of Dışbank in 2003 and later appointed to Fortis Turkey CEO position following the Dışbank’s acquisition by Fortis in 2005 and Chairman position in 2006. Tayfun Bayazıt appointed as the CEO and Chairman of Yapı Kredi (JV of Koc Holding and UniCredit Group) and became the Chairman of the Bank in 2009. In 2011, Tayfun Bayazıt established his own company providing advisory services. Tayfun Bayazıt also serves as a board member in several companies and actively works in several non-govermental organizations like TÜSİAD, Eğitim Gönüllüleri Vakfı (TEGV), Kurumsal Yönetim Derneği (TKYD), WRI Türkiye and Darüşşafaka.