Executive Board of TSI Aviation Seats

Mehmet İlker Aycı
Chairman of the Executive Board

M. İlker Aycı, born in Istanbul in 1971, is a 1994 alumni of Bilkent University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration. After completing a research stay on political science at the Leeds University in the UK in 1995, Mr. Aycı completed International Relations Master’s program at the Marmara University in Istanbul in 1997.

In his professional career which started in 1994, Mr. Aycı held a variety of positions at Kurtsan Medicine, Universal International Trade, and the Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul, where, as an advisor to the then Mayor of Istanbul, H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, he took part in a number of development projects realized in the largest city of Turkey.

In the insurance sector, Mr. Aycı became the General Manager of Başak Sigorta in 2005. After the privatization of the company, Mr. Aycı took over the management of Güneş Sigorta, one of the largest insurance companies in Turkey, in 2006. As the General Manager until 2011, he increased the value and size of the company.

In 2011, Mr. Aycı became the President of the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT), the only official national body to promote Turkey’s investment environment globally and to assist international investors in their investment projects. Between 2013-2015, Mr. Aycı also held first the Vice Presidency and then, the Presidency of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), the umbrella organization of over 170 investment promotion agencies from 130 countries.
Since 2015, Mr. Aycı is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines.

Additionally, Mr. Aycı held positions at different capacities in a number of organizations including the Insurance Association of Turkey, the Turkish-Chinese Business Council in the Foreign Economic Relations Board, Vakıf Emeklilik, and Güneş Sigorta Sports Club. Currently, Mr. Aycı serves as a board and audit committee member in different organizations such as the Turkish Football Federation and Turkish Airlines Sports Club.

Mr. Aycı, who has become the Chairman of the Executive Board of TSI Aviation seats in 2018, speaks English and Russian.

Haluk Kayabaşı
Vice President of the Executive Board

Mr. Kayabaşı, born in Kayseri in 1957, completed his undergraduate studies in 1980 at Marmara University in the Faculty of Business Administration.

Starting from 1981, he has taken up positions such as Imports Assistant Specialist, Imports Specialist, Imports Deputy Director, Imports Director, and Foreign Trade Director in the Imports Department of Assan Demir ve Sac Sanayi A.Ş. Having worked as the Foreign Trade Coordinator at Kibar Holding from 1998 onwards, Haluk Kayabaşı was appointed as a member of the Executive Board of Kibar Holding, and took up the position of Group Director of Metal in the holding starting from May 2012.

In addition to being the Vice President of the Executive Board at TSI Aviation Seats, he was appointed as the COO of Kibar Holding in April 2014. Haluk Kayabaşı, who served as the General Manager of Assan Alüminyum between 12.10.2015 and 19.07.2016, is serving as the CEO of Kibar Holding by with all of his other duties as of April 2018.

Fazıl Çiftçi
Member of the Executive Board

In 1992 Fazıl Ciftçi graduated from Public Administration department of Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences then later went on to receive is master’s degree in Business Management from Tennesse University in 2005. Between 1993-2008 Ciftci started working for the Finance Ministry as an Account Specialist, Head of Department and finally Assistant General Director. Finally in 2008, he started working for Turkish Technic as Chief Finance Officer and is still holding the same position. Fazıl Ciftçi is a member of the Executive Board at Turkish Seat Industries since 2014.

Ş. Gökhan Lokmanoğlu
Member of the Executive Board

Born in Ankara in 1973, Gökhan Lokmanoğlu graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Istanbul Technical University.

Starting his career at the Investment Department in Assan Aluminum in 1996, Gökhan Lokmanoğlu was appointed as the Investment Development Director at Assan Aluminum in 2007, as the Investment Director at Kibar Holding in 2010, as the Vice President of Technical Investments at Kibar Holding in May 2012; and as the Vice President of Strategy and Bussiness Development in May 2014 at Kibar Holding. Gökhan Lokmanoğlu has been serving as Kibar Holding Executive Vice President of Corporate Development since August 2016.

Atacan Güner
Member of the Executive Board

Atacan Güner, who graduated in 2001 from Middle East Technical University with bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and recieved MS degree in MBA at Maltepe University in 2012.

Mr. Güner, started his professional career in 2002 at Ford Otosan as a Process Engineer. In 2003, he joined Toyota Turkey as a R&D Material Engineer and he moved to Belgium to work at Toyota Europe Head Quarter-Branch Office in 2005. In 2011, he has been assigned to Purchasing Assistant Manager of Toyoto Europe Headquarter in Brussels, Belgium. He returned back to Turkey in 2012 and started working as Purchasing Manager of Toyoto in Sakarya, Turkey. 

In 2014, he started to work with Assan Hanil Automotive as a Supply Chain Director and after he continue to work on Commercial Director position in 2015. In August 2017, he was assigned to General Manager position of Assan Hanil Automotive.

Atacan Güner is a Member of the Executive Board at TSI Aviation Seats since March 2018.

Çetin Tuğtağ
Member of the Executive Board

Çetin Tuğtağ has graduated from Middle East Technical University with bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1994. 

Mr. Tuğtağ, started his professional career in 1994 at Ma-pa Fren Debriyaj as a Tool Engineer. In 1996, he joined Toyota Turkey as a Purchasing & Component Engineer. Between 2001 and 2011, he has worked for Autolive as a Senior Buyer for 2 years then he was assigned to Country Purchase Manager in 2003. 

Çetin Tuğtağ has become General Manager of TCI Cabin Interior in 2016, after being at the high level positions at especially Automotive sector Companies. 

In 2018, Mr. Tuğtağ was appointed as Sales & Marketing Director at Turkish Technic. He is a Member of Executive Board of TSI since May 2018.