Mr. Özcan (born 1960) graduated from Ankara University, Department of Economics, Faculty of Political Sciences. He began his career as an Assistant Auditor at İşbank in 1983. Following this, he held various managerial positions at Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası. Between March 2003 and April 2005, he served as a Managing Board Member at Halkbank. During the same period, Özcan was a representative of the Bank to the IIF (Institute of International Finance) and a Board member of Demir-Halk Bank/Nederlands, Halk Yatırım Menkul Değerler and Halk Finansal Kiralama. Between April 2005 and May 2010, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Ziraat Bankası; he also served as Chairman and member of the Board of Directors at various Ziraat Bankası subsidiaries. Between May 2010 and Mart 2013, he hold the position of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Halkbank. Recently, he was appointed as a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors and elected as Deputy Chairman on March 29, 2013. He is a member of the Bank’s Audit Committee and Credit Committee.