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Four Turkish Airlines officials make it to IATA’s advisory councils

DOHA, 4 days ago

Four senior executives from Turkish Airlines have been appointed to International Air Transport Association Advisory Councils (IAC) - namely Digital Transformation Advisory Council, Cargo Advisory Council, Legal Advisory Council and Industry Affairs Advisory Council respectively for a three-year term.
 
The announcement was made following IATA's 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Doha.
 
Representing 290 airlines and 120 countries, IATA maintains an international perspective and provides a global voice on behalf of its members, based on the relationships with governments and other industry stakeholders around the world, advocating on behalf of its members on key industry issues. 
 
The elected officials are Kerem Kızıltunç, Chief Corporate Development and IT Officer; Turhan Özen, Chief Cargo Officer; Berkant Kolcu, SVP Legal and Compliance and Özlem Salihoğlu, SVP International Relations and Alliances.
 
Kızıltunç has been elected as Vice-Chair Digital Transformation Advisory Council for 2022-2024 period and he is to be assigned as Chair Digital Transformation Advisory Council for 2024-2026 period.
 
These high-profile assignments to 4 of the 9 IATA advisory councils will positively affect the competence of Turkish Airlines in the airline industry.
 
According to IATA, the elected executives of Turkish Airlines will advise the board and work closely with the global aviation body's management on all matters referred by the IATA Director General with all other council member airlines.
 
Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee and Board of Governors member in IATA, Prof Ahmet Bolat said: “After IATA Board of Governors membership, Turkish Airlines’ appearance on global stage is strengthening with these 4 significant assignments. I believe that our colleagues will represent the flag carrier in accordance with their expertise and dedication to improve industry for all of us.”        
 
IACs members are appointed by the Director General based on nominations from member airline CEOs and following review by the Chair Committee and the approval of the Chair Committee and the Board.
 
The Advisory Councils meet at least twice a year at IATA’s offices in Montreal, Geneva, Singapore, Miami, or Madrid and may establish working groups to provide technical advice on an on-going basis and task forces to address specific time-limited projects.-TradeArabia News Service



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