Pınar holds a bachelors degree in Economics from Bilkent University, Turkey and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. Before joining ING, she was a partner of McKinsey & Company’s Turkey office responsible for Turkish Banking Sector.
Pınar has started her career in 1998 at McKinsey & Company’s Istanbul office. She has worked at company’s Silicon Valley office serving technology clients before she joined Harvard Business School.
After the business school, she continued her career at McKinsey in New York office where she served several US based banking clients across a variety of topics.
In 2007, she has moved back to company’s Istanbul office and since then she has helped building McKinsey & Company’s banking sector practice in Turkey and co-lead several Pan European knowledge initiatives within European Retail Banking Practice. Pınar has special expertise in multichannel distribution; digital based banking models and lean operational thinking.
As of 1 October 2011 Pınar was appointed as CEO and Board Member of ING Bank Turkey. She is an elected Deputy Chair of the Foreign Investors Association in Turkey representing Banks with foreign direct investment in Turkey. She is also a David Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission in Europe.
Pınar has two children, age 5 and 10.