TAV OS appoints the experienced Güçlü Batkın as CEO, effective 1 January 2020

By Andrew Pentol |


New TAV OS CEO Güçlü Batkın.

TAV Airports subsidiary TAV OS has appointed Güçlü Batkın as CEO, effective 1 January 2020. Batkın has previously held various management roles at TAV Airports since 2005.

A subsidiary of TAV Airports, TAV OS develops and manages the products and services which comprise the group’s non-aviation revenues. The company is active in more than 20 countries with 1,100 employees. Its brand portfolio includes Primeclass, Hello Sky, TAV Passport and LoungeMe.

After graduating from the University of Maryland with a double major in International Business and Marketing, Batkın started his professional career in Global Securities. He then moved to PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining TAV in 2005.

Within the group, he has held the role of General Secretary, TAV Georgia, Country Coordinator of TAV Latvia and Business Development Coordinator of the Holding prior to his tenure as Sales and Marketing Deputy General Manager of HAVAŞ, the ground handling company of the group, between 2012 and 2017.

He was then appointed TAV Chief Commercial Officer while also serving as TAV Tunisie Country Director since 2015.

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