Organisation

Organisation

At BCP, the Board of Directors and the Management Team work hand in hand to lead the bank strategically into the future.

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Board of directors

ALAIN BRUNO LÉVY
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ALAIN BRUNO LÉVY

Chairman (Independent)

ALAIN BRUNO LÉVY

Chairman (Independent)

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.

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ERHAN ADALI

Vice Chairman (Represents Yapi Kredi)

ERHAN ADALI

Vice Chairman (Represents Yapi Kredi)

After graduating from the Faculty of Political Sciences, Public Administration at Istanbul University in 1987, Erhan Adali began his professional career at Garanti Bankasi as an Internal Auditor. After serving in various positions, Mr. Adali worked as the Corporate Branch Manager, Commercial Banking Regional Manager and Coordinator in SME Banking Marketing between 1997 and 2005. He worked as the CEO of Garanti Pension and Life Company from 2005 to 2012 and continued to serve as Executive Vice President of Credits at Garanti Bank until 2015. He served as a member of Board of Garanti Leasing and Garanti Mortgage in 2015-2017. Mr. Adali has been Assistant General Manager in charge of Corporate and Commercial Banking and a Member of the Executive Committee of Yapi Kredi Bank since March 2018. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Yapi Kredi Factoring, Yapi Kredi Leasing, Yapi Kredi Bank Azerbaijan and Yapi Kredi Bank Malta. Mr. Adali has been a Member of the Board of Directors of BCP since March 2019.

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PAUL BASZANGER

Vice Chairman (Independent)

PAUL BASZANGER

Vice Chairman (Independent)

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
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ALFRED GREMLI

Member Audit Committee (Independent)

ALFRED GREMLI

Member Audit Committee (Independent)

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
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MEHMET ALI KARAMEHMET

Member Audit Committee
(Represents Karamehmet Family)

MEHMET ALI KARAMEHMET

Member Audit Committee
(Represents Karamehmet Family)

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.

NIL DANIŞMAN GENNAOUI

NIL DANIŞMAN GENNAOUI

Secretary

NIL DANIŞMAN GENNAOUI

Secretary

Management

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NACI SIĞIN

Chief Executive Officer
Member of the General Management

NACI SIĞIN

Chief Executive Officer
Member of the General Management

Mr. Sıgın has been Chief Executive Officer of BCP since May 2009. He began his career in 1985 at Interbank A.S., Istanbul and joined Yapi Kredi Bank (BCP’s 31% shareholder) in 1991 as Vice-President in Treasury. Mr. Sıgın worked for Yapi Kredi for 13 years, heading its Treasury as an Executive Vice President until March 1999 when he was promoted to CEO of the Bank. He served as Yapi Kredi’s CEO for 5 years until December 2004, acting simultaneously as Chairman and board member in many of the bank’s subsidiaries. Accordingly, Mr. Sıgın held the position of Vice Chairman of BCP’s Board of Directors from February 2003 to October 2004. From December 2004, he acted as financial advisor to several holding groups until May 2009 when he was appointed BCP’s CEO. Mr. Sıgın holds a BS/BA degree from the University of Central Florida, USA and an MBA from the Bosphorus University, Istanbul.

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Gilles Garcia

CFO, Financial Control, Operations & IT
Member of the General Management

Gilles Garcia

CFO, Financial Control, Operations & IT
Member of the General Management

Mr. Garcia obtained his Degree in Economics at the University of Geneva in 1987 and started his professional path at Trade Development Bank (American Express) as financial analyst. He continued his career at Lloyds Bank in Geneva, where he mainly served as Head of Financial Control for 14 years, developing in-depth command of accounting, management information systems, financial reporting and budgeting. In 2004, he joined BCP as Head of the Financial Control division and, in October 2014, he was appointed CFO, including the supervision of Financial Control, Banking Operations and Information Technology divisions. Mr. Garcia has been a member of General Management since March 2016.

PIERRE GALTIE
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PIERRE GALTIE

Commodity Trade Finance
Member of the General Management

PIERRE GALTIE

Commodity Trade Finance
Member of the General Management

After graduating from Paris Dauphine University in Corporate Finance, Mr. Galtié started his career at Banque Paribas in 1988 in the Sultanate of Oman, before joining the EMEA International Banking Department in Paris in 1990. He served as Vice President, Commodities and Trade Finance from 1992 to 1997.  He was then appointed successively Director in 1997 and Managing Director in 2004 in the Commodities Finance group of BNP Paribas Switzerland where he held various business development and management functions with a prime focus in Eastern Europe, CIS countries, and the Middle East. He served as Head of BNP Paribas Switzerland Commodities Coverage from 2015 to 2016. In December 2016, Mr. Galtié joined Natixis to open and head its representative office in Switzerland. Mr. Galtié was appointed to head BCP’s Commodity Trade Finance Department in April 2019 and has been a member of General Management since July 2019.

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François Gautier

Wealth Management
Member of the General Management

François Gautier

Wealth Management
Member of the General Management

Mr. Gautier gained his first experience with Bankers Trust International, London in mergers and acquisitions. He then held various positions in private banking and wealth management with United Overseas Bank, Geneva, Union Bancaire Privée, Geneva and Banque de Dépôts et de Gestion, Lausanne. He was CEO of Banque de Dépôts et de Gestion from 2000 to 2010, and joined BCP to head up its Wealth Management Department in 2010. He holds an engineering degree from the EPFL in Lausanne and an M.B.A. from INSEAD. Mr. Gautier is a former president of the Association Vaudoise des Banques, a former council member of Fondation Genève Place Financière, and a member of the strategic advisory board of EPFL. He has been a member of General Management since October 2014.

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Yvan Rodo

Credit
Member of the General Management

Yvan Rodo

Credit
Member of the General Management

Mr. Rodo joined BCP’s Trade Finance Department in 2000 as Vice President in charge of clients involved in major sectors of international trade and was promoted to First Vice President soon afterwards. Prior to BCP, he acquired his extensive experience in trade finance with United Overseas Bank and Crédit Lyonnais from 1986 to 2000, and Bank Paribas (Suisse) SA in the Documentary Credits Division from 1984 to 1986. Mr. Rodo was appointed to head up BCP’s Trade Finance activities in 2012, before being appointed Head of BCP's Credit Department in April 2019. He completed a banking apprenticeship in 1980 with BNP (Suisse) S.A. Mr. Rodo has been a member of General Management since October 2014.

CEDRIC ZIMMERMANN
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CEDRIC ZIMMERMANN

Risk Management
Member of the General Management

CEDRIC ZIMMERMANN

Risk Management
Member of the General Management

Mr. Zimmermann graduated in economics from the University of Geneva with a Bachelor Degree in 1998 and became Swiss chartered accountant in 2005. He started his professional career in 2000 with KPMG in Geneva where he gained a significant experience in banking audit, notably in the fields of wealth management, credits (trade finance, corporate credits and lombards) and market activities. He continued his professional path at Compagnie Bancaire Helvétique (CBH) in Geneva where he was in charge of the bank’s risk management from 2012 to 2015. In 2015, he joined BCP as Head of the Risk Management Department. He has been a member of General Management since July 2019.

ORHAN ALTAS

Treasury

ORHAN ALTAS

Treasury

MARISOL VAZQUEZ

MARISOL VAZQUEZ

Human Resources

MARISOL VAZQUEZ

Human Resources

DORIANE JUAN

DORIANE JUAN

Legal and Compliance

DORIANE JUAN

Legal and Compliance

AMBRE MIALET

AMBRE MIALET

Corporate Communications

AMBRE MIALET

Corporate Communications