Ali Y. Koç started his career at American Express as a management trainee and continued as an investment analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Bank. Koç 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 and IT group. He served as a board member at Koç Holding for over eight years. In addition, he was elected as vice chairman in February 2016.
Currently, Koç is the chairman of Ark İnşaat, Bilkom, Digital Panorama, Ford Otosan, Koç Information and Defence Technologies, Koç Sistem, Koçtaş, Otokar, Otokoç, Setur and Yapi Kredi Bank. In addition to being chairman and vice chairman at Turkey’s biggest companies and financial institutions, Koç also contributes to country’s social and economic development at Fenerbahçe Sports Club as President, URAK – National Competition Research Association as president, Endeavor Association and DEİK, Foreign Economic Relations Board as a board member. He is also the vice chairman of TÜSİAD – Turkish Industry and Business Association, and member of the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, Harvard University and Council on Foreign Relations.
Koç received his bachelor’s degree at management faculty of Rice University. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.