Ali Y Koç

Senior Adviser, Chatham House; Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Koç Holding AS


Ali Y Koç capped his undergraduate studies at the Management Faculty of Rice University (US) with an MBA from Harvard Business School.

He started his career at American Express Bank as a management trainee and continued as an investment analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Bank. Ali Y Koc joined Koç Holding in 1997 as the business development coordinator and held senior-level positions until 2010 as the president of Information Technologies Group and Corporate Communications Group.

He has been serving as a board member at Koç Holding since 2008 and was elected as vice chairman in February 2016.

Ali Y Koç has been serving on the Board of Directors at Ford Otosan since 1997 and was elected as chairman on 10 December 2012.

Currently, he is the chairman of Ark Insaat, Bilkom, Digital Panorama, Koc Information and Defence Technologies, Koç Financial Services, Koç Sistem, Koctas, Otokar, Otokoc, Setur and Yapı Kredi Bank. Ali Y Koç also contributes to the country’s social and economic development at URAK – National Competition Research Association as president, 1907 Fenerbahçe Association as chairman, Endeavor Association and DEIK, Foreign Economic Relations Board as board member.

He is also the vice chairman of TUSIAD – Turkish Industry and Business Association and member of the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, Harvard University and Council on Foreign Relations.