Days after the announcement of his appointment led to opposition in India, Turkey’s Ilker Ayci has declined to be the chief government officer (CEO) of Tata Group’s Air India. Last month, Tata Sons, which not too long ago took over debt-laden Air India, had introduced the appointment of the previous Chairman of Turkish Airlines Ayci because the CEO and MD of Air India.
Air India was handed again to its founders, the Tata group, in January, virtually seven many years after it was nationalis, capping years of battle by the federal government to promote the struggling airline. It was a homecoming for Air India which started operations as Tata Air Services in 1932, earlier than it was nationalized in 1953. Ayci was mentioned to imagine his new tasks on or earlier than April 1 this yr. The assertion had added that his appointment to the brand new place was topic to requisite regulatory approvals.
Ayci, who’s 51 years outdated, is an alumni of Turkey’s Bilkent University, and the UK’s Leeds University. He additionally holds an International Relations Master’s diploma from Turkey’s Marmara University. Ayci has held senior positions in a number of corporations, together with Gunes Ekspres Havacilik AS that operates Turkish-German airline SunExpress, and Turkish insurance coverage supplier Gunes Sigorta Insurance Co, amongst others. He stepped down from his Turkish Airlines publish in January.