Burcu Civelek Yüce is Senior Vice President in charge of Strategic Management. Her areas of responsibility cover Strategy, Project Planning and Execution, Strategy Communication, and Branch Channel Development. She leads major strategic projects within the Bank as the Head of a high-caliber team of internal consultants. Moreover, she is responsible for developing the branch channel of the Bank, from strategic planning to actual implementation. Prior to joining Akbank, she worked as a consultant in an international management consulting company, taking part in projects especially in banking, but also in telecommunications, manufacturing and oil distribution sectors, covering diverse topics as strategy, restructuring and reorganization. She later worked in an international technology company in strategic planning, marketing and business development functions. She has a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA degree from Boğaziçi University, both of which she attained ranking first in her class. She also participated in courses in Koç University and Harvard Business School.