Born in Ayvacık, Çanakkale in 1973, Hasan Emre graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and Public Administration in 1996. He began his career as a Foreign Exchange Assistant Specialist at Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O. Fund Management Directorate in 1996. Having served between 1999 and 2005 as a Specialist at the Fund Management Foreign Operations Directorate, he was involved in the establishment of the Bahrain Branch of Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O. He continued his career as Assistant Manager at the Bahrain Branch from 2006 to 2011 and as Assistant Manager at the Commercial Credit Monitoring Department of the Head Office between 2011-2014 and assumed the role of Manager at the Compliance Department of the Head Office in July 2014. He has been the Chairman of Subsidiaries and Affiliates Department of VakıfBank since July 2017 and was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of Güneş Sigorta as of April 2, 2018. Mr. Emre speaks English and Arabic.