Mr Halil S. Ergür is an established banker having 40-year experience in the sector. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University with high honours and completed his master degree at the same department in 1982. He then obtained his MBA from Academy of Economics and Trade Ankara and his postgraduate diploma in Production Management at University of Manchester. He received Fulbright and TUBITAK scholarships. He started his career at Citibank as Management Trainee in 1984 and was promoted as Senior Branch Operations Officer in his third year. After serving at Impexbank as a Board Member and Executive Vice President, he moved to Yapı Kredi Bank in 1991 as Group Manager in charge of Operations. Between 1995 and 2000 Ergür worked at Yapı Kredi Bank initially as Executive Vice President in charge of Operations, and then as Executive Vice President in charge of Commercial Banking and Credit Underwriting in the last year. Subsequently, he took the role of CEO at Koçbank between the years 2000 and 2003. After serving as a Managing Director at Koçbank between 2003 and 2006, Ergür returned to Yapı Kredi Bank in the capacity of Managing Director, where he worked between 2005 and 2007. He assumed Board Member roles in Bell Holding and Group 4 Securicor during the period 2007-2020. Ergür was appointed as a Board Member of Alternatif Bank in March 2020. He is fluent in English and German.