Pegasus Names Güliz Öztürk | 1st Woman CEO In Turkey’s Civil Aviation Industry

ISTANBUL:  Güliz Öztürk , who has been serving as Pegasus Airlines CCO since 2010, has been appointed as the CEO of the airline. She will be the first woman CEO in Turkey’s Civil Aviation industry.

She succeeds Mehmet T Nane, who has been serving as CEO of Pegasus Airlines since 2016. Nane was appointed a member of the board of directors at its Ordinary Meeting of the General Assembly held on March 31, 2022, and was elected Vice-Chairperson of the Board (Managing Director) following the decision by the board. Nane and Öztürk will officially begin their new roles from May 1, 2022.

 Nane said: “I am delighted to be passing the CEO baton, which I received in 2016, to Güliz Öztürk, who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of Pegasus for many years. I wholeheartedly believe that she will continue to wave the flag of Pegasus brightly in the skies. This appointment holds great value and significance also as Güliz Öztürk is to become the first woman CEO of an airline in the history of Turkish civil aviation.” 

 He continued: “The aviation sector has gone through a very challenging period both domestically and globally due to the pandemic. As part of the framework of my continued role as President of Turkish Private Aviation Enterprises Association (TÖSHİD), and my role as IATA Chair of the Board, which will commence in June, I will fight for the sustainable development of the civil aviation sector; whilst in my new role at Pegasus Airlines, I will continue to work tirelessly to reinforce the position of Turkish civil aviation as a rising star in the world, and to support the growth of our company as we forge solidly ahead.”

 Öztürk said: “I am honoured to receive the baton from Mehmet T Nane. As Pegasus Airlines, we have accomplished many firsts and pioneering projects under his leadership since 2016, and we have made our country proud many times in the international arena. Together with all my colleagues, we will work tirelessly to progress our company further and crown its achievements.”



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