Özlen Sanıbelli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (MBA) from Istanbul Technical University. Sanıbelli started her career as System Analyst at Pamukbank in 1990, assuming various executive roles especially in change management until 2003. In 2003, she joined Akbank as Senior Vice President of Change Management, and took charge in various senior management roles among which she finally served as Executive Vice President of Operations. In 2016-2017, Sanıbelli assumed the role of CEO Office Director at Sabancı Holding, in addition to her Board Membership roles at CarrefourSA and Bimsa and leading Teknosa’s Transformation Programme. Sanıbelli moved into management consulting for diverse organisations and contributed to their transformation journeys in the last three years before joining Alternatif Bank as Information Technologies and Operations Executive Vice President in January 2021.