Tata Sons on Monday said former chairman of Turkish Airlines Ilker Ayci has been appointed the CEO and MD of Air India.

The Air India board met on Monday afternoon to consider the candidature of Ayci, with Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran as a special invitee, and approved his appointment, subject to requisite regulatory approvals, Tata Sons said in a statement.

Until very recently, Ilker Ayci, was the Chairman of Turkish Airlines and was on the board of the company prior to that. He is 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.

Ilker Ayci will assume his responsibilities on or before April 1, 2022.

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