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Board of Directors

 

Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel Chairman

 

Born in 1952 in the village of Paphos in Cyprus, Dr. Suat Günsel went on to graduated from the Physics Department of the Middle East Technical University and received his PHD degree in Educational Psychology.

 

In 1978 he established the first study centre in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. In 1988 Dr. Suat Günsel went on to establish the Near East University which has become the primary porthole for TRNC to the education community of the World with its Pre, Primary, and Secondary Schools along with a University which boasts 16 Faculties and 4 Institutes.

 

 

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Doc. Dr. İrfan Suat Günsel  Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

İrfan S. Günsel was born on 9 October 1981 in Nicosia. Mr. Günsel is the eldest son of the family. He completed his elementary, secondary and high school studies at the Near East College. As a hardworking and outstanding student, he was much appreciated by his teachers starting from the very first years of his educational career. He is one of the very first graduates of the Near East College.

İrfan S. Günsel started to his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Law of the Near East University in 1998 and graduated from this faculty. As his outstanding well-developed academic skills and outstanding personal abilities have been regarded much during his studies, he was encouraged to carry out his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law. He carried out his MA studies at this faculty and obtained an MA degree in 2004. Immediately following his graduation, he started to another undergraduate program at the Department of Deck of the Faculty of Maritime Studies where afterwards he became a lecturer.

 

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Selami Kaçamak  Member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Joining the Near East Bank in 2013, Selami Kaçamak serves as the member of Board of Director with particular responsible for Internal Systems of the Near East Bank. From July, 2014 Selami Kaçamak serves as a General Manager and the member of Board of Director of the Near East Bank.

 

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Ali Malek  Member of the Board

 

Ali Malek completed his undergraduate studies in 1978 at the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) and his graduate studies in 1985 at Bradford University. He also received an MBA in 1998 in the Business Management Faculty of the Near East University.

 

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Selçuk Burat  Member of the Board

 

Selçuk Burat completed his undergraduate studies in 1968 in Ankara Academy of Economy and Commercial Sciences (İktisadi ve Ticari İlimler Akademisi), Department of Banking Management. He was appointed as the Financial Coordinator in the Near East University in November 2000, and was the General Manager of Near East Bank between April 2009 – October 2012 and now serves as a on the Board of Directors. Selçuk Burat is married and father of two children.

 

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Kazım Olgu  Member of the Board

 

Kazım Olgu was appointed as Director General in 1996 in the Near East Bank, and served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Near East Bank Investment Ltd and as the Secretary of the Company.

As from the 2002 his role changed to a non executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Near East Bank.

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Aytaç Sönmez  Responsible Member of the Internal Systems

 

He was born in “Paphos” town of Cyprus on the 1 st of June 1957. He graduated from Istanbul University of Turkey with Bachelor degree in the field of “Business Administration”. He has experience of 33 years in Banking and Financial sector.

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