Istanbul : Mr. İlker Aycı has been designated as Board Chairman of Turkish Airlines by Turkish Airlines’ Ordinary General Assembly, and Dr. Temel Kotil will assume the role of Deputy Chairman in addition to his position as CEO.
The Ordinary General Assembly of Turkish Airlines was held at the headquarters of Turkish Airlines with shareholders participating.
In a subsequent vote, Mr. İlker Aycı was named as the Board Chairman of Turkish Airlines and Dr. Temel Kotil has been given the position of Deputy Chairman, in addition to his CEO responsibilities. Prof Dr. Mecit Eş, Mehmet Büyükekşi, İsmail Gerçek, Ogün Şanlıer, Arzu Akalın, İsmail Cenk Dilberoğlu, Muzaffer Akpınar are members of the Board.
İlker Aycı,born in Istanbul in 1971, graduated from Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. He earned a Master's Degree at Marmara University’s Department of International Relations by completing the work and research that he had done at Leeds University's Political Science Department. He speaks both English and Russian.
His former positions include; Board Chairman and CEO of Universal Foreign Trade, CEO of Asal Foreign Trade, work as the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor's Advisor, acting as the Middle East and Middle Asia Regional Representative of the Kurtsan Pharmaceutical Industry, CEO of Başak Insurance Corporation and CEO of Güneş Insurance Corporation.
Since January 2011, he has been the president of the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency. Furthermore, since January 2014, he has also functioned as the President of WAIPA, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies that includes 175 national and regional investment agency members from 130 countries around the world.