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Nazan Somer Özelgin

Independent board member

Nomination date / latest renewal: 11/06/2020 
Expiration term: AG 2020

Nazan Somer Özelgin is a Supervisory Board Member of Unicredit Romania, Zagrebacka Banka (Unicredit Croatia) and Mapfre Insurance (Turkey).

She also holds Deputy Chair responsibility in Zagrebacka in addition to being a member of the Risk Committee and Audit Committee. In Unicredit Romania, in addition to being a Supervisory Board Member, she is the Audit Committee Chairperson and Risk Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee member. In addition to these Supervisory Board responsibilities Nazan Somer Özelgin provides management consultancy services to some CEE banks. Furthermore, she is the Board Member and Deputy Chair of Istanbul Golf Club and as part of her social responsibility efforts holds a chair in the Advisory Committee of Darussafaka Foundation (a reputable Turkish foundation focusing on education).

Before, Nazan Somer Özelgin was the Executive Vice President in charge of Retail Banking and a member of the Executive Committee of Yapi Kredi (one of the three largest private banks of Turkey) from 2009 to 2018. She joined Yapi Kredi Bank in Turkey in 2000 as Executive Vice President in charge of Individual Banking. Between 2003 and 2009, she served as Executive Vice President in charge of credit cards and consumer lending. She was also the acting Chief Financial Officer for Yapi Kredi between December 2004 and October 2005.

From 1988 to 2000, she served as an Independent Auditor of Arthur Andersen Istanbul office and obtained her Certified Public Accountant Certificate in 1993. During her career with Arthur Andersen, Nazan Somer Özelgin assumed auditing and financial consultancy responsibilities for companies in banking and finance, manufacturing, commerce, construction and tourism. Furthermore, she ran many internal control and workflow reviews, restructuring and due diligence projects as well as company valuations especially in the financial sector. She was the partner in charge of financial sector in the last two years of her career with Arthur Andersen Turkey. During this period, she also held responsibilities for financial sector clients in Bucharest and Sofia.

She began her career with pharmaceutical company Pamer Sti, where she worked in the finance and accounting department.

Nazan Somer Özelgin completed her high school education in Istanbul American Robert College. She has an undergraduate degree from the Business Administration Faculty of Bosphorus University.