Mr. Utku was born in Ankara in 1968. He graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, 1990). He completed his graduate studies in London School of Economics (1990-1992) and Master’s Degree on economic development in Marmara University (Istanbul, 1998). In 2004, he served as consultant to General Manager of Albaraka Turk. In 2006 - 2007, he was head economist in Albaraka Turk. In addition, he was an economics columnist for Yeni Şafak newspaper for over 10 years (1995-2009). He later worked as Investor Relations Manager from 2007-2009. He continued as CIO - Assistant General Manager in December 2009 and was appointed as CFO - primarily responsible for Financial Affairs, Budget and Financial Reporting and Corporate Communication Departments. He was a board member of Borsa Istanbul from 2013 to 2016. Currently he is the acting General Manager of Albaraka Turk since October 2016. In addition he is the President of Participation Banks Association of Turkey.