Yavuz Elkin started his finance career as an internal auditor right after his graduation from Marmara University. During his banking career in Turkey, he worked for the biggest Turkish banks, taking different management positions in Sales & Marketing. With core banking industry experience of almost 15 years, Yavuz took the responsibility of establishing Deniz Academy at DenizBank in 2007. In 2008 his responsibilities grew to cover all human resources functions. During his duty in HR, while Turkish banking sector’s growth since 2008 was around 25%, DenizBank’s growth was 100% meanwhile. For the initiatives he has facilitated, he has been awarded by ATD, HR Excellence, Global CCU and the Brandon Hall Group. Yavuz is married and has three kids.