With an undergraduate degree from Boğaziçi University in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and graduate degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, Mahmut Akten started his career in 1999 in the USA. After having served in various positions in the Finance and Treasury departments of a global construction materials company, he joined a global management consulting firm in 2006.
Between the years 2006-2012, after having worked in Boston and Istanbul offices and lastly as an Associate Partner, he joined Garanti BBVA on July 1, 2012 as the Senior Vice President responsible for Mass Retail Banking Marketing. As of January 1, 2017, Mr. Akten was appointed Executive Vice President responsible for Retail Banking and is the Chairman of Garanti BBVA Mortgage. In addition, Mr. Akten serves as Chairman of Garanti BBVA Mortgage, Board Member of Garanti BBVA S.A. (Romania), Garanti BBVA Securities, Garanti BBVA Payment Systems, Garanti BBVA Technology and Garanti BBVA Pension. He is also a Board of Trustees Member of Teachers Academy Foundation.
With 22 years of experience in banking and business administration, Mr. Akten’s areas of responsibility are Retail Banking Marketing, Mass Banking Marketing, Affluent Banking Marketing and Customer Finance.