Gökay Dede graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Engineering, and has had over twenty years of experience predominantly in the financial sector, specializing in digital banking, business development, marketing, sales and innovation. Dede started his career at Interbank in 1998, taking part in the Bank’s MT programme until 2000, and continued at Doğuş Holding in 2000-2001. In 2001, Dede took charge in Alternative Delivery Channels Marketing and Digital Media at Garanti Bank. He served as Retail Sales and Alternative Delivery Channels Director at Eureko Sigorta in 2008-2009. In 2009-2015, Dede took charge as Direct Banking Senior Vice President at Akbank, and as Managing Director at Starcom Publicis in 2018-2019. He later on served as Marketing, Product and Ad Business Director at Hopi. Dede joined the Alternatif Bank family as Retail and Digital Banking Marketing and Sales Executive Vice President in December 2020.