Mr. Okay was born in Mersin in 1967. He completed his secondary education at Tarsus American College and his university education in International Relations at Ankara University’s Political Sciences Faculty. Starting his professional career at the Inspection Board of Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. as an assistant inspector trainee in 1991, Mr. Okay was appointed Deputy Manager of Non-Performing Loans Department in 1999. Serving as the Regional Manager and Division Manager in the same department, he was appointed as the Manager of the Corporate Compliance Department in 2014 and Chairman of the Board of Inspectors in 2017.