Arda Yusuf Arkun

​CEO, Chairman of Board of Directors

Selim Berent

Member of PASHA Bank Board of Directors, CFO

Asaf Huseynov

Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Risk Officer


Arda Yusuf Arkun

​CEO, Chairman of Board of Directors

Mr. Arkun graduated from Hamilton College, New York in 1998 with a double major in Economics and Mathematics. He is also an alumni of Robert College, Istanbul. 

Mr. Arkun joined JP Morgan’s Mergers and Acquisitions team as an analyst in 1998 focusing on Natural Resources and Power industries.

In 2001, Mr. Arkun moved to London, UK and started to work for Inquam Limited, private equity company in telecommunications sector, as a manager in the business development team.

In 2005 Mr. Arkun joined Zapp Mobile (Inquam’s subsidiary in Romania) as the Director of Business Development, Marketing and Strategy.  He led the transaction to sell Zapp Romania to Cosmote in 2009.  After the sale of Zapp Romania, Mr. Arkun was retained by Cosmote as the Strategy advisor to the CEO.  

Mr. Arkun moved to Baku, Azerbaijan in 2010 as the Director of Strategy and Business Development at Capital Resources Advisors. He also served on the Board of Directors of Nar Mobile, B&B TV and Aimroc. Mr. Arkun became the CEO of Aimroc, largest mining company in Azerbaijan, in 2014. He led the transaction of selling Aimroc to Azergold in 2017.

Mr. Arkun joined PASHA Holding as an advisor in August 2017. 

Mr. Arkun has been appointed as CEO, Chairman of Board of Directors of JSC PASHA Bank Georgia from February 1st, 2018.

Selim Berent

Member of PASHA Bank Board of Directors, CFO

Mr. Selim Berent graduated from Koc University, Istanbul, with the bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1998. He is also an alumnus of Robert College, Istanbul. 

Mr. Selim Berent started his career as the financial controller in Roche Diagnostics, Istanbul in 2003. He then, worked as consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, in Istanbul, advising reputable companies in finance function efficiency.

From November 2012, he proceeded his career as Chief Financial Officer of a gold mining company, AIMROC, in Baku.

He joined JSC PASHA Bank Georgia in April 2019 as Strategy Advisor to CEO. During his tenure with PASHA Bank Georgia as the adviser to CEO, Mr. Berent has effectively guided the Bank’s strategy function.

Mr. Berent was appointed by the Supervisory Board of JSC PASHA Bank Georgia as the Chief Financial Officer of the Bank effective from September 24, 2020. 

Asaf Huseynov

Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Risk Officer

Asaf Huseynov graduated from Baku State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Economic Cybernetics. In 2006, he began his banking career as a leading specialist at Access Bank Azerbaijan. In 2009, Asaf Huseynov joined the Central Bank of Azerbaijan as a specialist in the Department of Banking Supervision; in 2012, he was promoted to Head of the Bank Group in the same department. In 2015, Mr. Huseynov moved to OJSC Unibank (Azerbaijan) as a Member of the Management Board and Chief Risk Officer. He was CRO and Deputy to the CEO at the same bank from November 2016 until July 2017 and 1st Deputy to CEO from July 2017- November 2019.

Asaf Huseynov was a Member of the Management Board at Baku Stock Exchange from December 2016 to January 2020. From May 2018 to December 2019, he served as Head of the Supervisory Board at Azerbaijan Credit Bureau. Mr. Huseynov has 11 years of professional experience in the banking and finance sectors, including seven years as Head of the Bank Group of the Department of Banking Supervision at the Central Bank of Azerbaijan and four years as 1st Deputy to the CEO and Chief Risk Officer at OJSC Unibank (Azerbaijan). Over the course of his banking career, Mr. Huseynov has been involved in a wide range of projects, such as reviewing and modifying the normative documents of the banking system; developing software for and setting up the Scoring System for Azerbaijan Credit Bureau; establishing the Management Information System for the Central Bank of Azerbaijan; evaluating the performance of internal control system for banks’ anti-money laundering activities; developing a Deposit Insurance System for commercial banks, and preparing a resolution framework for the banking sector.

In August 2014, Asaf Huseynov received his ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting. He has been a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) since 2009. Mr. Huseynov joined JSC PASHA Bank Georgia in November 2019.

Asaf Huseynov was appointed Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Board of Directors at JSC PASHA Bank Georgia by the Supervisory Board on November 13, 2019.