Hafize Gaye Erkan

Hafize Gaye Erkan

President and Board Member

Ms. Erkan joined First Republic in 2014 and became President in 2017. She works alongside Jim Herbert in setting strategic direction and managing key client, shareholder and regulatory relationships. She oversees the Bank’s investment portfolio, deposit franchise, and New York and Boston regions. Prior to First Republic, she worked for Goldman Sachs as Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions Group Strategies for nearly a decade, advising boards and executive management of large U.S. banks and insurance companies. B.Sc., 2001, Bogazici University (Turkey); Ph.D., 2005, Princeton University; Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, 2015; Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program in Leadership, 2016.