Ali Y. Koç

Board Member


He received his bachelor’s degree from the Management Faculty of Rice University and 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. Koç joined Koç Holding in 1997 and held senior-level positions until 2010 including new business development and information technologies (IT) as well as the President of Corporate Communications and IT Group. After serving as a Member of the Board of Directors at Koç Holding for over 8 years, he was elected as the Vice Chair in February 2016. Since April 2016, Ali Y. Koç also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Koç Financial Services, Yapı Kredi Bank, Ford Otosan, Otokar as well as several other Koç Group companies. In addition to being Chair and Vice Chair at Turkey’s largest companies and financial institutions, Ali Y. Koç also contributes to the country’s social and economic development and currently is the President of Fenerbahçe Sports Club, Member of the Board of Directors of the National Competition Research Association (URAK), Member of the Executive Board of European Club Association (ECA) and Member of the Board of Directors of Endeavor Turkey. He is also a Member of the Global Advisory Council of Harvard University, Bank of America and Council on Foreign Relations and a Member of the Panel of Senior Advisers at Chatham House. He represents Turkey at the CBI - Confederation of British Industry.

Mr Yıldırım Ali Koç, who is a non-executive board member is not an independent member pursuant to the Corporate Governance Principles of the CMB. Being one of the controlling shareholders in Koç Group, Yıldırım Ali Koç, has been serving in the boards of directors of the Group companies for the last ten years.