Bilal Ekşi is Deputy Chairman and CEO of Turkish Airlines. Bilal Ekşi joined Turkish Airlines in 2003. Between 2003 and 2005 he worked as Head of Overhaul Workshops. In 2005, Ekşi became the company’s Chief Ground Operations Officer. Between 2008 and 2009 Ekşi served as the Chief Production Officer at Turkish Technic, the maintenance, repair, and overhaul center of Turkish Airlines. From 2009 to 2010 Ekşi worked as Executive Vice President at Turkish Engine Center (TEC), a Joint Venture of Turkish Technic and Pratt & Whitney. In 2010 he became General Manager of the company’s sister air carrier Cyprus Turkish Airlines.