Tata Group appoints Ilker Ayci as the CEO & MD of Air India

Former chairman of Turkish Airlines Ilker Ayci has been appointed as Air India’s new CEO and MD, Tata Group announced on Monday.

He will assume his responsibilities on or before 1st April 2022.

“The Air India board met this afternoon to consider the candidature of Ilker Ayci. N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, was a special invitee to this board meeting. The board after due deliberations approved the appointment of Ilker Ayci as the CEO & MD of Air India. This appointment is subject to requisite regulatory approvals,” said in a press release from the Tata Group.

“Ilker is an aviation industry leader who led Turkish Airlines to its current success during his tenure there. We are delighted to welcome Ilker to the Tata Group where he would lead Air India into the new era, ” N Chandrasekaran was quoted in the release.

On the occasion, Mr. Ayci said, “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.”

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