Mr. Erol Sabanci is the fifth child of Mr. Haci Omer and Mrs. Sadika Sabanci. He was born in Kayseri on 12 June 1938.
Mr. Erol Sabanci completed his high school education in Tarsus American College and earned his graduate degree from Manchester College of Commerce in England.
Starting his professional career in Bossa Flour Factory, a family company, in 1960, Mr. Erol Sabanci also served as the Chief Financial Director of Bossa Textile Plant.
Erol Sabanci has been a Board member of Akbank since 1963 and he was appointed as its Chairman on 17 March 1998, a position which he has maintained in addition to his corporate executive position. Mr. Erol Sabanci is also the vice-chairman of Board of Directors of Sabanci Group.
Mr. Erol Sabanci married Ms. Belkis Onay in 1964 and has two children, Suzan and Cigdem.