Cüneyt Sezgin received his undergraduate degree from Middle East Technical University Department of Business Administration, his MBA from Western Michigan University and his Ph.D. from Istanbul University Faculty of Economics. Having served in executive positions at several banks, Mr. Sezgin joined Garanti BBVA in 2001. In addition to serving as a Board Member on the Board of Directors of Garanti BBVA, Dr. Sezgin serves as the Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Garanti BBVA S.A. (Romania), Garanti BBVA Pension and Garanti BBVA Securities and as Board Member of Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. and its several subsidiaries. Dr. Sezgin is a Board of Trustees Member at Teachers Academy Foundation and World Wildlife Foundation Turkey, Kabataş Education Foundation and Board Member of Finance Executives Foundation of Turkey and Corporate Governance Association of Turkey. Dr. Sezgin has been serving as a Board Member of Garanti BBVA since June 30, 2004 and has 32 years of experience in banking and business administration.