Hafize Gaye Erkan

President of First Republic Bank

Ms. Erkan, 40, is the President of First Republic Bank ("First Republic"). Ms. Erkan also became a member of the Board of Directors of First Republic in 2019. Prior to becoming President in 2017, she served as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Deposit Officer of First Republic from January 2016 to May 2017, as Chief Investment Officer from September to December 2015 and as Chief Investment Officer and Co-Chief Risk Officer from June 2014 to August 2015. Prior to First Republic, she held the position of Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions Group Strategies at Goldman Sachs, where she worked in roles of increasing responsibility for nearly a decade, advising boards and executive management of large U.S. banks and insurance companies. Ms. Erkan holds a B.Sc. from Bogazici University (Turkey) and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Key Skills: finance, strategic planning, risk management, brand management, data and analytics and strategic transactions.