The Central & Eastern European Forum 2016

Mehmet Seyhan Pencabligil

Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors

Banka Kombetare Tregtare (BKT)


Mehmet Seyhan Pencablıgil has been the chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Banka Kombetare Tregtare (BKT), since 2000. Under his management, the bank has grown to be the largest bank in Albania, with $3bn in assets, $360m in equity, and some 25 per cent market share. Mr Pencablıgil also established BKT-Kosova in 2007, which now commands a market share of nine per cent. BKT has been selected several times as the best bank in Albania and is the recipient of various awards and the highest ratings in the country. In 2012 Mr Pencablıgil was selected the CEO of the Year in Europe by EMEA Magazine. Mr Pencablıgil is the honorary chairman of the National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce; board member of the Albanian Association of Banks; chairman of the Albanian Leasing Company; and chairman of the Albanian and Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also an alternate member of the board of directors of the World Savings Banks’ Institute (WSBI). Mr Pencablıgil has recently been appointed as the honorary consul of Pakistan in Albania. Mr Pencablıgil has BA in business administration and MA in general management from Bosphorus University in Turkey, and an MSc in finance from Lancaster University in the UK. He has also completed doctoral studies in philosophy at Sofia University in Bulgaria. Born in 1969 in Istanbul, Mr Pencablıgil has Turkish and Albanian nationalities. He speaks Turkish and English, and has knowledge of Albanian and Persian.


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Tue 19 - Wed 20 Jan 2016

The Hilton Vienna, Vienna