Ali Y. Koç

Senior Adviser


Mr. Ali Y. Koç received his bachelor’s degree at Management Faculty of Rice University. He earned 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.

He joined Koç Holding in 1997 and held senior-level positions until 2010 including new business development and information technologies. He was the president of corporate communications at IT Group. He served as a Board Member at Koç Holding for over 12 years. In addition, he was elected as vice chairman on February 2016. Mr. Ali Y. Koç serves as Chairman of the Board of Koç Financial Services and Yapı Kredi Bank since 1 April 2016.

Currently, Ali Y. Koç is the chairman of Bilkom, Digital Panorama, Ford Otosan, Koçtaş, Otokar, Setur. In addition to being chairman and vice chairman at Turkey’s biggest companies and financial institutions, Ali Y. Koç also contributes to country’s social and economic development and currently is the president of Fenerbahçe Sports Club.

He is a board member at the National Competition Research Association (URAK), board member at ECA (European Club Association) and Endeavor Association, a member of the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, Harvard University and Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of Panel of Senior Advisers at Chatham House and a member of Trade and Investment Council at the Confederation of British Industry.