Mr. Bakkal graduated from Bogazici University in Turkey. Mr. Bakkal has a long experience in the banking sector. His experience began in 2008, as Corporate Marketing Manager at Aktif Bank. From 2013 to 2014, he was appointed to the position of Corporate Banking Manager, and from 2014 to 2015 he was appointed to the position of Manager of the Main Branch of Aktif Bank. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Bakkal was appointed to the position of Corporate Marketing Director. From 2017 until 2018, he was appointed member of the Board of Inovaban – Financial and Innovation Consulting A.S. In 2018, he was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at BKT Kosovo JSC. Currently, Mr. Bakkal is the Chairman of the Board of Directors in Aktif Asset Management in Turkey.