Rahmi M. Koç

Chairman of The Board


A graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Business Administration, he joined the Koç Group in 1958 at Otokoç Ankara. He became Chairman of the Management Committee in 1980 and was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Koç Holding in 1984, a post he held until 2003 when he became the Honorary Chairman. Apart from Koç Holding, he also serves as a Member / Chairman of the Board of Directors of other Koç Group companies. In addition, Rahmi M. Koç is or has been affiliated with philanthropic, social and professional organizations including:


  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, Honorary Trustee

  • Co-Chairman of the Business Advisory Council for South East Europe (BAC SEE)

  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Vehbi Koç Foundation

  • Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Koç University

  • Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rahmi M. Koç Museum and Cultural Foundation

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vehbi Koç Foundation American Hospital

  • Honorary Chairman and Founding Member of TURMEPA, The Turkish Marine and Environment Protection Association

  • Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Turkish Industrial and Business Association (TÜSİAD)

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Turkish Employers Association

  • Founding Chairman of the Global Relations Forum

  • Former President of the International Chamber of Commerce (1.1.1995-31.12.1996)

  • Former President of the Turkish Greek Business Council (1992-1999)

  • Former Member of the Allianz Aktiengesellschaft International Advisory Board

  • Former Member of the JP Morgan International Council

  • Former Member of the International Advisory Board of the US Council on Foreign Relations


Mustafa Rahmi Koç has been awarded with the following merits and degrees:


  • “Honorary Doctorate” degrees by Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore-Maryland), Eskişehir Anadolu University, Izmir Ege University, Ankara Bilkent University, Ovidius University of Constanza and Aydın Adnan Menderes University

  • “Outstanding Service Award” by the President of the Turkish Republic

  • German Government’s “Grosses Verdienst Kreutz”

  • “Order of High Merit of the Italian Republic”

  • “Order of Merit of the Austrian Government”

  • “(Honorary) Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)”

  • “Officier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion D’Honneur”, the highest medal awarded by the French government

  • “Lifetime Responsible Business Person Award” from FIRST, a leading multidisciplinary international affairs organization

  • Medal of the US-based Foreign Policy Association (FPA), one of the world's most respected think tanks with its 100-year history

  • “Hadrian Award” by the World Monuments Fund to the Koç Family

  • “Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy” (New York) to the Koç Family

  • “BNP Paribas Philanthropy Award” (Paris) to the Koç Family

  • "Outstanding Service Award in Decorative Arts" to Koç Family at the 16th "Iris Foundation Awards"


Mr. Mustafa Rahmi 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, Mustafa Rahmi Koç, has been serving in the boards of directors of the Group companies for the last ten years.