Cyril Turner

President at Year Up

Most recently Cyril had been serving as a Senior Vice President of Delta Air Lines, Inc.  He was President of Delta Global Services (DGS) as well as President of Delta Private Jets (DPJ).  Cyril has developed and was charged with executing a strategic plan that maximized the value of DGS & DPJ, while maintaining strong partnerships with all of its customers. He previously served as SVP of Delta Connection, where he was responsible for managing Delta’s partnership with regional carriers, including Endeavor, Delta’s regional airline subsidiary.  

Prior to joining Delta, Cyril served as Corporate Vice President, Capital Planning and Value Management for Coca-Cola Enterprises, with responsibility for the company’s US$1bn capital budget, spanning North America and Europe. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Finance and was Chief Financial Officer for the Eastern North America Group, as well as Division Vice President and General Manager with The Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Cyril has also held leadership positions with The Coca-Cola Company, Frito-Lay and Deloitte.   

In addition to his extensive business experience, Cyril is active in the Atlanta community, serving on the Board of Directors of Leadership Atlanta, CHRIS 180, and Junior Achievement of Georgia. He also has been involved in the Georgia Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 100 Black Men of Atlanta and Habitat for Humanity.  

He simultaneously earned bachelor degrees: a BSc in Physics from Morehouse College and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Further, Cyril has studied at Harvard Business School and the London Business School. 

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