People: Turk Hava Yollari AO (THYAO.IS)
20 Jun 2019
Mr. M. Akif Konar has served as Chief Commercial Officer of Turkish Airlines Inc. since April 2013. He oversees Ground Operations, Catering and Inflight Products and Regional Flights (AnadoluJet). He graduated from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi’s (ITU) Faculty of Management, Management Engineering department in 1995. He earned his master degree in Management Engineering from ITU Graduate School of Science Engineering and Technology in 1997. Between 1995 and 2004, Mr. Konar worked progressively as a Specialist at Belbim A.S., Implementation Specialist at Vestel Group of Companies and System Development Manager at Opet Petrolculuk A.S. Starting his tenure at Turkish Airlines (THY) in 2004, Mr. Konar served as Production Planning Manager and Investment Planning and Projects Manager at Turkish Technic (THY’s MRO division) until 2006. While serving as THY’s Regional Director (Marketing and Sales) for the Americas and the Far East, in 2007 Mr. Konar was appointed as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Network Planning. In this role, he was responsible for the fleet schedule, network and charter planning. In 2010, Mr. Konar was appointed SVP for Marketing and Sales (Region 1), where he managed all Central European, East European and Balkans, Middle Eastern and Turkish domestic routes. Mr. Konar served as a member of the Audit Committee of SunExpress between 2010 and 2013 and as Board Member between 2014 and 2015.
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