Tata Sons on February 14 announced Ilker Ayci, as CEO & MD of Air India. He was until recently the chairman of Turkish Airlines.
The Air India board met on February 14 afternoon to consider the candidature of Ayci with N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, as a special invitee to this meeting, said a statement by Tata Sons. The board after due deliberations approved the appointment of Ayci, it said.
Fifty-one-year old Ayci is a 1994 alumni of Bilkent University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration. After a research stay on political science at the Leeds University in the UK in 1995, he completed an International Relations Master’s program at the Marmara University in Istanbul in 1997.