Esra Kıvrak has over 25 years of experience in the field of corporate, commercial and small-to-medium enterprise banking. In her recent role at Alternatif Bank in Istanbul, she was an Executive Vice President where she managed business and transaction banking and served as a board member of Alternatif Leasing.
Prior to that, Esra spent 20 years with Garanti Bank in Istanbul, where she held a variety of leadership positions in managing business lines in building and executing product and channel strategies particularly for SME banking. At Garanti, she built the Start-up acceleration hub ‘Garantipartners’ which had been one of the best practices in Turkey. She was also head of the Women Entrepreneurship Program.
Throughout her career, she helped to drive business transformation through collaborative leadership and technical innovation. Her focus has been delivering scalable and sustainable output in emerging and volatile business environments.
Esra holds a Bachelor of Political Science from Bosphorus University in Istanbul.