Hüsnü M. Özyeğin is a Turkish entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist. He is Founder and Honorary Chairman of FIBA Holding and Chairman of Özyeğin University.
Hüsnü M. Özyeğin was born in 1945 in İzmir, Turkey. A graduate of Robert College, he received his BSc degree in civil engineering from Oregon State University and his MBA degree from Harvard Business School.
He served as Board Member and Managing Director of Pamukbank between 1974 – 1984 and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of YapıKredi Bank until 1987. In September 1987, he founded Finansbank which quickly evolved to become one of Turkey’s most prominent and successful banks under his leadership as Chairman until 2010. His sale of Finansbank to National Bank of Greece in 2006 was the single biggest foreign trade of Turkey at the time.
Hüsnü Özyeğin has created almost 100 companies with his entrepreneurial characteristics to date. Today, Fiba Group operates with 72 companies in 11 countries and employs 13.000 people from 50 nationalities.
With the belief that “the most valuable investment is the investment in people,” Hüsnü Özyeğin attaches great importance to social responsibility and social investments for the development of Türkiye. Foundations and institutions founded by Hüsnü Özyeğin, have served approximately one and a half million individuals. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Özyeğin University, Chair of Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation, Trustee of Mother and Child Education Foundation and Member of Board of Dean Advisors of Harvard Business School. Hüsnü M. Özyeğin was deemed worthy of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye Distinguished Service Award in 2007.