General Manager of Yaz Bilgi Sistemleri
Fatih Hasturk - Board Member of the Business Council for Innovation and Technology
Meet Fatih Hasturk, a seasoned professional with an exceptional track record in international trade, supply chains, and financial technology. As the General Manager of Yaz Bilgi Sistemleri and a distinguished Board Member of the Business Council for Innovation and Technology within the International Trade Council, Fatih's journey is marked by profound business expertise, transformative achievements, and a relentless commitment to innovation.
Yaz Bilgi Sistemleri operates at the intersection of financial technology, specializing in software development and data center management. Fatih's leadership at the helm of this dynamic company has been instrumental in driving innovation within the financial technology sector.
Born in 1976 in Ankara, Fatih is not only a business leader but also takes pride in his Azerbaijani roots. He pursued his education diligently, graduating from T.E.D. Ankara College and Gazi University, Faculty of Economics, with a degree in Economics. With more than 23 years of experience in the banking sector, his journey has been both diverse and impactful.
Throughout his career, Fatih has held key roles such as Auditor, Business Analyst Manager, Head of Internal Audit, and EVP within the banking sector. His experience extends to software houses, where he served as Business Architecture Manager and Product Manager, leading teams in numerous transformation and digitalization projects. Since January 2022, he has assumed the role of General Manager at YAZ, driving the company's vision forward.
Fatih's educational background, qualifications, and a robust skill set have been instrumental in shaping his illustrious career. His multifaceted expertise, honed through years of experience, has been pivotal in addressing the complex challenges of the financial technology industry.
Among his notable accomplishments, Fatih takes immense pride in initiating and managing the digitalization process of a Turkish bank from its inception. He played a pivotal role as the architect behind the core banking software known as ARF NG, showcasing his vision and leadership.
Reflecting on the evolution of the industry since his entry, Fatih highlights the transformative role of software. What was once a tool in the financial sector has now become central to business processes, marking a profound shift in the industry's landscape.
In the current industry landscape, Fatih identifies challenges related to data ownership and the ability to train AI models as key focal points. These challenges represent critical areas for innovation and development.
Looking ahead, Fatih envisions an AI-based future for the industry over the next 5-10 years, where artificial intelligence will play a central role in shaping the world of work.
As a forward-thinker, Fatih is excited about the potential of artificial intelligence, seeing it as a driving force for innovation in financial technology.
For newcomers entering the industry, Fatih offers sage advice: work intelligently and remain open to new ideas. The dynamic nature of the industry demands adaptability and a continuous appetite for innovation.
In the face of setbacks and challenges, Fatih's approach is rooted in hard work and an unwavering openness to new ideas. These qualities have propelled him to overcome obstacles and drive success.
Drawing inspiration from visionaries like Elon Musk and Richard Branson, Fatih embodies the spirit of innovation in his professional journey.
Outside of his professional life, Fatih indulges in his interests and hobbies, which provide balance and fulfillment beyond the realm of business.