Onur Genç

BBVA Compass CEO,
BBVA U.S. Country Manager


Professional Experience and Responsibilities

Onur Genç was named CEO of BBVA Compass and U.S. country manager for BBVA Group in January 2017. He also is responsible for BBVA operations in New York and the BBVA Bancomer Houston Agency.  

Genç was previously deputy CEO for Garanti Bank, Turkey’s largest bank by market capitalization, a position he assumed in 2015. He joined Garanti in 2012 as executive vice president responsible for retail and private banking, and was later that year given additional responsibilities for Garanti Payment Systems. BBVA is Garanti’s largest shareholder.

Before Garanti, Genç had various leadership roles with McKinsey & Company. He joined the global management consultancy in Canada and became a partner in 2004. He eventually rose to senior partner and was named McKinsey's Turkey office manager in 2009, when he was 34. Genç started out his career in 1997 as a financial controller for American Airlines in Dallas.

He is married with two children, and lives in Houston. 


Genç holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Bogaziçi University in Istanbul and a master’s from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.