The Bank has been recognized as the “Best Trainer of Chinese Professionals” by the prestigious association China Club. The award recognizes the Group’s work to attract talent in the Asian country.

The appointment of Mehmet Sezgin, formerly from Garanti, as global director for Means of Payment at BBVA strengthens the partnership between the Group and the Turkish bank. This appointment will boost the projects underway related to NFC (Near Field Communication) payment systems, where Garanti is an international benchmark.

In addition, cooperation between BBVA and Garanti has intensified through the definition of common strategies for various business lines (means of payment, consumer finance, insurance and pensions, private banking and asset management) based on the Group’s best practices.