M. İlker Aycı
Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee
Born in Istanbul in 1971, M. İlker Aycı graduated from Bilkent University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration in 1994 and went to the UK to work as a researcher at Leeds University’s Department of Political Science in 1995. In 1997, he graduated from the International Relations Masters program (English) in Marmara University.
Starting his career in 1994, Mr. Aycı held a variety of roles at Kurtsan İlaçları A.Ş., Istanbul Municipal Authority and Universal Dış Ticaret A.Ş. He was also assigned as the General Manager of Başak Sigorta A.Ş. between 2005 – 2006, the General Manager of Güneş Sigorta A.Ş between 2006-2011 and the President of The Investment, Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey between 2011-2015 and he was the Vice President and President of the World Association of Investment Agencies between 2013 -2015. He has been performing the duty of the Turkish Airlines Inc. Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee since April 2015.
Having held positions in different capacities in a number of organizations such as the Insurance Association of Turkey, the Turkish-Chinese Business Council, Vakıf Emeklilik A.Ş and Güneş Sigorta Sports Club, Mr. AYCI currently serves as a member in the Turkey-U.S., Turkey-Canada, Turkey-U.K., Turkey-Brazil Business Councils under the Foreign Economic Relations Board. Mr. Aycı also serves in the Board of Directors and Audit Committees in various organizations such as the Turkish Football Federation and Turkish Airlines Sports Club. Mr. Aycı speaks English and Russian.