Ms. Bilgün Gürkan

Having 30 years of professional and leadership experience in banking, consulting, client and product transactions over 20 billion in multiple projects with strategic execution I have delivered double digit percentage growth in revenues. Led different initiatives at NGO’s to increase Turkey GCC business and economic activities through orchestrating teams, developing creative plans and overachieving expected KPIs which led to following key achievements.

Key Achievements

  • Lead ABN AMRO Turkey to be recognized as the best foreign bank in Corporate Banking and Investment banking through establishing client, product teams to have continuous pipeline and aligning strategy as well as KPI s to achieve higher revenues and being among top three at the annual league tables by achieving year of year growth of 35%.
  • Established Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait’s (BBK) representative office at Turkey in a record high, 5 months with less cost than budgeted. Increased assets and revenues achieved from Turkey for BBK Head office after establishment of representative office and local team on the ground.
  • Developed and executed brand recognition and differentiation by using alternative communication channels ,developed business plans as well as in multiple platforms (DEIK, TUSIAD,TEV,TKBB, CYA, Finans Ofisi.etc) to promote BBK in Turkey and within GCC.
  • Planned and executed strategic business cases in the NGOs, such as DEIK, TUSIAD and Kızılay by integrating stakeholders and formulating new ideas ,tactics, action plans in line, by enlarging DEIK Bahrain Turkey Country Council counterparties at Bahrain, increasing TUSIAD awareness in all GCC countries and leading new projects for Kızılay to enlarge donations channels.
  • Initiated and acted as one of the project leaders by establishing a working group for Islamic Finance with the aim to enlarge Islamic Finance Investments in Turkey by including respective stakeholders under DEIK Banking Working Council.

Now, would like to continue leading and setting value creation areas for enterprises, Banks and NGO s , that can have direct impact to clients, products, markets in competitive industries as well as platforms by focusing on solutions to accelerate business growth for BBK and have an immediate effect on finance, governance, strategy, leadership and in human capital management areas to impact organizational effectiveness in their business journey of BBK Turkey’s share in BBK Head Office.

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