Management Board

M. Behçet Vargönen, General Manager & Member of the Management Board

Born in 1966 Bergama/Turkey, Mr. Behçet Vargönen has graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Business Administration. Mr. Vargönen, who started his career in 1991 as a Trainee Credit Specialist Assistant at Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. was appointed as a Credit Specialist in 1997 to the Credit and Risk Management Directorate of İşbank AG, the German subsidiary of Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş., in Frankfurt am Main. Between 1998 and 2013, he served in various periods as Deputy Director of the Credit and Risk Management Department at the İşbank AG, as well as Branch Manager in İşbank AG Nuremberg, Munich and Dusseldorf branches. In October 2013, Mr. Vargönen was appointed as Deputy General Manager at İşbank AG. After serving as the Executive Board Member responsible for After Market from January 2016, he returned to İşbank AG Düsseldorf Branch as Branch Manager between July 2017 and October 2021.  

Mr. Behçet Vargönen is a Member of the Management Board of Ziraat Bank International AG since October 15, 2021.

He is married and has two children.



Murat Gündoğdu, General Manager & Member of the Managing Board

Graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences with a BSc in International Relations in 1995, Gündoğdu started his banking career as an auditor at Akbank T.A. Ş. where he went on to assume various responsibilities until 2007 when he was appointed as the Corporate Banking Vice President at Akbank AG in Germany. Gündoğdu was the Head of Corporate Banking at Akbank AG before joining Ziraat Bank International AG as of February 1st, 2022 as a Member of the Managing Board and General Manager.

Gündoğdu is married and has 3 children.