Title: CEO, Akbank
Born: Istanbul, Turkey
Education: BS in mechanical engineering, Robert College, Bosphorus University; MS in finance and MBA, Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge
Early Marker: Management consultant with Accenture in London and Istanbul and executive vice president, retail banking at Pamukbank.
Big Idea: Continuing the modernization he instituted when joining the bank in 2002 of one of Turkey's largest private financial groups (Citigroup bought 20 percent from controlling Sabancı family) by expanding consumer banking and wealth-management services.
Wave of the Future: Emerging economies, serving the unbanked