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Who is Ilker Ayci? Air India’s new CEO & MD

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Who is Ilker Ayci? Air India's new CEO & MD

Ilker Ayci is the new CEO and MD of Air India. He comes to the airline with a wealth of experience in the aviation industry. Mr. Ayci has served as the CEO of Turkish Airlines for six years, and brings a lot of knowledge and insight into his new role at Air India.

This is an historic moment for Indian Aviation business. Today i.e. 14 Feb 2022, The Tata Group’s parent company Tata Sons announced that they would be handing over control of their businesses to Ilker Ayci by April 1st, 2022.”
The move will enable him take up his responsibilities as CEO & MD on behalf if all entities under the umbrella including employses worldwide who are looking forward with great anticipation at what he can do next.

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Who is Ilker Ayci?

Ilker Ayci, full name Mehmet İlker Aycı is a Turkish businessperson who served as the advisor for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 1994 and took the responsibility of Turkish Airlines as their CEO from 2015-2022. He will be Air India’s new CEO starting April 2022 with an aim to revitalize their struggling airline business by making it more competitive through cost cutting measures, better service, quality standards etc.

Talking about his early life, Ayci was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1971. He graduated from Bilkent University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration in 1994.

He studied political science at Leeds University in the United Kingdom in 1995. Ayci completed a Master’s degree in International Relations at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey in 1997.

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What Ayci said on being appointed as Air India’s new CEO?

“I am delighted and honored to accept the privilege of leading an iconic airline and to join the Tata Group. Working closely with my colleagues at Air India and the leadership of the Tata Group, we will utilize the strong heritage of Air India to make it one of the best airlines in the world with a uniquely superior flying experience that reflects Indian warmth and hospitality,” Ayci said.

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