Hafize Gaye Erkan, former President of First Republic Bank and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Erkan joined First Republic in 2014 as Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Chief Risk Officer. Prior to that, Ms. Erkan was the Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions Group Analytics and Strategies for Goldman Sachs. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an associate and was named Managing Director in 2011.
Ms. Erkan graduated as valedictorian of Bogazici University in Turkey, B.Sc. and earned a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program in Leadership. Ms. Erkan currently serves on the Boards of Directors for the Partnership for New York City and Gradifi.