Bahar is an IT Lead responsible for Products domain at ING Tech DBNL. She is Turkish and she started her career in 1997 as a software engineer, after graduating from Bilkent University Computer Engineering. She worked as an engineer, moving on to become a technology specialist and leader in different positions mostly in the banking sector. She joined ING Turkey in 2012 and for eight years she led different teams in Tech like core banking, products, and digital channels. In the meantime, she completed her Executive MBA degree. In 2020 she moved to Amsterdam to take the IT lead role in Assisted Channels.Recently has taken the Products domain as IT Lead.
She is married and mother of 2 daughters at 17 and 21. As a woman leader, Bahar thrives to be a role model for young women engineers and passionate about increasing the presence of women in tech and also in leadership. Being a mother of 2 daughters herself, she cares for work-life balance at work, tries to inspire her team and encourages them to step up towards being leaders. She loves volleyball, reading, baking beautiful cakes, and of course cycling around Amsterdam.