Hüsnü M. Özyeğin was born in 1944 in İzmir, Turkey. He graduated from Robert Academy in 1963 and received a B.S. in civil engineering from Oregon State University in Corvallis Oregon in 1967, and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1969.
In 1974 he was appointed the Managing Director of Pamukbank. He became the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Yapı Kredi in 1984.
In September 1987 he founded Finansbank. He was the Chairman of Finansbank between 1987 – 2010.
Mr. Özyeğin is also the Chairman of Fiba Holding A.Ş., Fibabanka A.Ş., Credit Europe (Suisse) S.A. in Geneva and he is also Board Member of Credit Europe (Holland) N.V. and Credit Europe (Moscow) Ltd.
Fiba Holding is active in financial services, tourism, retail and real estate development.
Mr. Özyeğin is involved in numerous civic activities as Chairman of Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation, Board Member of Mother and Child Education Foundation, and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Özyeğin University and member of Board of Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School.
Mr. Özyeğin is married, has two children and three grandchildren.
Mr. Özyeğin was a keynote speaker at the 2012 MIT GSW which was hosted in Istanbul, Turkey.