Y Akın Öngör is a graduate of Middle East Technical University,
Faculty of Business Administration. He started his career as
marketing executive in different industrial companies. Mr Öngör
joined the banking sector in 1981 as a top executive.
In 1987, Mr Öngör was appointed as Executive Vice President and
was responsible for Marketing and External Relations in the
Corporate and Commercial Banking Department of Garanti Bank.
Between 1991-2000 he served as President and Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) of Garanti Bank. In 1999, Mr Öngör received the
"Distinguished Services for Outstanding Contribution to Turkey and
the University" Award from Middle East Technical University. Until
2002, he served as Executive Director in the Board of Garanti Bank.
During the same period Mr Öngör was also Chairman of the Board of
Directors of Garanti Bank International, Garanti Bank Moscow,
Garanti Insurance Company and Garanti Technology.
After his retirement from professional life, Mr Öngör
established a wine production facility in his vineyard in Akhisar,
producing Chateau style wines under his "Selendi" brand. He also
published two books: "ia orana" covering his memories during his
sailing in the Pacific Ocean; and "Keep Going When I am Gone"
detailing successful transformation of Garanti Bank.
Mr. Akın Öngör is the Member of the Board of Trustees of
WWF-Turkey. Also the chairman of the CEO Club.
Other memberships include:
Trustee - Bosphorus University Foundation
Trustee - TED Istanbul College