Bulent Senver was born in Ankara on 08 November 1950. He graduated from the Accounting and Finance Division of the Bosphorus University Administrative Sciences Faculty. He started to work in the audit division of Arthur Andersen & Co. London office and then, took position in the same Company's Istanbul office.
He has been through various trainings in the fields of "Independent Auditing" "Managerial Skills" and "Banking" in London, Birmingham, Chicago, Houston, Washington D.C., Paris, Brussels and Geneva.
As independent auditor and management consultant, he worked for more than twenty Turkish and foreign banks in Turkey during different periods. In order to develop an off-site banking surveillance and an early warning system to be used by the Central Bank of Turkey he made studies at Central Banks of United Kingdom, France and U.S.A. (FDIC). Following his return to Turkey he worked as the project manager and consultant for the Central Bank of Turkey for the preparation of " Off-Site Surveillance System", "Transparent Banking", "Uniform Chart of Accounts", "Early Warning System" and "Uniform Reporting Package" projects for the Turkish Banks.
Bulent Senver has become a member of the "Turkish Accountants Association" in 1985 and acted as "Discipline Committee Member" of the same Association. He became "Certified Accountant and Financial Advisor" in Turkey in1985.
Bulent Senver left Arthur Andersen Istanbul office in May 1985, after eleven years of service, when he was an experienced manager, to join "Uluslararasi Endüstri ve Ticaret Bankasi A.S." (Interbank), one of the most reputable banks in Turkey, as a Deputy General Manager.
During the same year he was accepted as a Part-Time lecturer in the Business Administration Division of the "Bosphorus University". From 1985 without any interruption he gave courses as a part-time lecturer on "Auditing", "Cost Accounting", "Asset and Liability Management in Commercial Banks", and "Bank Management". Senver is also giving "Electronic Banking" and "Asset & Liability Management" courses in Yeditepe University for the MBA programme.
Furthermore, within the training programs scope of the Turkish Bankers Association, from 1983 to 2000 for 17 years he gave lectures, seminars and conferences on topics such as "Profit Improvement in Banks", "Asset and Liability Management in Banks", "Internal Auditing in Banks" and "Balance Sheet Analysis of Banks" in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir on several occasions. He has also written a book called "How to Analyse Bank Financial Statements".
Bulent Senver was appointed as the "President and Chief Executive Officer" (CEO) of Pamukbank T.A.S. in June 1987, Turkey's third largest private bank in which there is no government participation. From June 1987 to July 1993, in six years, he grew the balance sheet footings of the Bank 36 (thirty six) times. With his new bank strategy and mission statement, his bank became one of the best three banks in Turkey in the fields of retail banking and electronic banking services. He has improved the image of the Bank with new products and services and giving importance to innovation, customer care and quality of service.
During his CEO position in Pamukbank T.A.S. he also acted as a member of the Board of Directors of "Pamukbank T.A.Þ.", "Bank Kreiss A.G.", "Türkiye Genel Sigorta A.S.", "Baytur Insaat Taahhut A.S.", "Turk Henkel A.S.", "Kimyateks A.S.", "Aksan A.S.", "Pamuk Factoring A.S." and "Pamukbank Pension Fund". During the same period he was also appointed as the Statutory Auditor of the "Turkish Bankers Association" and served for six years in the Board. In August 1992 he was awarded the "Accountant and Financial Consultant Practicing Certificate".
The Turkish Press Institution elected Bulent Senver as the "Man of the Year" in 1987 and gave him the "Hakký Tarýk Uz Man of the Year Award".
The prominent economic and financial monthly magazine "Kapital", named Bulent Senver as the "Banker of the year 1990". During the same year Bulent Senver was also elected as the "The Man of the Year 1990" by another magazine called Cosmopolitan Turkey. Cosmopolitan Turkey gave this award to him due to his "creativeness, innovations and his ability to develop new banking products and services".
In its traditional yearly inquiry, the Kapital magazine's grand jury that was composed of 47 leading businessmen, executive managers, bankers and economists of Turkey, elected Bulent Senver again for the second time as the "Banker of the Year 1991".
Senver left Pamukbank T.A.S. in July 1993 to establish his own bank in Northern Cyprus called Denizbank Ltd. .He acted as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Denizbank Ltd. until he sold his shares in September 1998.
Senver served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turkish American Business Association (TABA-AmCham) and as a Board member of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (ECACC) and a member of the Executive Committee of ECACC and the Treasurer of ECACC for 5 years (1994-2000).
Senver is a member of the "Turkish Industrialist and Businessmen Association (TUSIAD). He is an active member of TUSIAD Banking Committee and Economic and Financial Affairs Committee. Mr. Senver is a Founding Member of "Turkish Ethics Values Center Foundation" (TEDMER). He is presently acting as financial advisor and consultant to various companies and financial institutions.
Bulent Senver, who speaks English, is married and has two children.
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