Burak Bayhan

Director, SME Banking QNB Finansbank Turkey

Burak Bayhan is the head of SME Banking at QNB Finansbank, which is the Turkish subsidiary of Qatar National Bank. He covers QNB Finansbank´s activities in serving nearly 400,000 SMEs via sales, product and portfolio management activities and is responsible for a relationship volume over $6 billion. He is the head of a sales team of over 1,000 Relationship Managers in addition to leading QNB Finansbank´s initiative in bringing banking to customers´ workplace without making it necessary for them to come to branches, which is a strategic priority for the bank in SME Banking. Mr. Bayhan has a B.S in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. Additionally he received an MBA from New York University in the USA. Before joining the SME banking team, he worked in the Business Development Office as a project manager and in Retail Banking as a product manager. He also led an annual development program for startup companies within the bank.