Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil


seyhan pencabligil2 Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil
CEO & Board Member
Banka Kombetare Tregtare

Mr Mehmet Seyhan Pencabligil has been the Chief Executive Officer and 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 US$3 billion in assets, US$360 million in equity, and some 25-26 per cent market share. Mr Pencabligil also established BKT-Kosova in 2007, which now commands a market share of nine per cent. BKT has been selected several times the best bank in Albania and is the recipient of various awards and the highest ratings in the country. Mr Pencabligil was selected the CEO of the Year in Europe in 2012 by the EMEA Magazine.

Mr Pencabligil 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; 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 Pencabligil has recently been appointed as the Honorary Consul of Pakistan in Albania.

Mr Pencabligil has B.A. in business administration and M.A. in general management from Bosphorus University in Turkey; and M.Sc. in finance from Lancaster University in the UK. He has done doctoral studies in philosophy at Sofia University in Bulgaria.

Born in 1969 in Istanbul, Mr Pencabligil has Turkish and Albanian nationalities. He speaks Turkish and English, and has knowledge of Albanian and Persian. He is married, with four children.