Mr. Rahmi Koç has completed his university education at Johns Hopkins University (USA), Department of Business Administration. He started his career at Ankara Otokoç, a member of the Koç Group, in 1958. After becoming the Chair of the Executive Board in 1980, he became the Chair of the Board of Directors of Koç Holding in 1984. He has been carrying on his work as the Honorary President of Koç Holding since 2003. Aside from Koç Holding, Rahmi M. Koç is also continuing his duties as the Chair and Member of the Board for other companies of the Koç Group, as well as other roles in numerous social and professional organizations:

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Honorary Chair of the Board of Trustees

  • Southeast Europe Cooperation Initiative, Co-President of the Business Consultation Board

  • Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees, Vehbi Koç Foundation

  • Honorary Chair of the Board of Trustees, Koç University

  • Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, Rahmi M. Koç Müzecilik ve Kültür Vakfı

  • Chair of the Board of Directors, Vehbi Koç Foundation American Hospital

  • Founding Member and Honorary President, TURMEPA/ Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association

  • Honorary President of the High Advisory Board at the Turkish Industry and Business Association

  • Member of the Advisory Council, Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations

  • Founding Chair 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 International Advisory Board of Allianz AG

  • Former Member of J.P. Morgan International Council

  • Former Member of the International Advisory Board at the United States Council on Foreign Relations

Titles and awards held by Mr. Rahmi M. Koç are as follows

  • “Honorary Doctorate” from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland), Eskişehir Anadolu University, İzmir Ege University, Ankara Bilkent University, Constanta Ovidius University and Aydın Adnan Menderes University

  • Order of Merit from the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye

  • “Grosses Verdienst Kreuz” (Great Service Commendation of Germany) from the German Government • “High Merit Commendation” from the Italian Republic

  • “Great Service Commendation” from the Presidency of Austrian Republic

  • “Excellent Leadership (Honorary) Commendation” from the British Empire (CBE)

  • “Officier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur”, which is the most prestigious commendation of France

  • “Lifelong Responsible Business Person Award” from FIRST, a world-renowned international relations organization

  • Medal from the US-based Foreign Policy Association, which is one of the respected think tanks in the world with a history of 100 years

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

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

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

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

Mr. Rahmi M. Koç, who is a non-executive board member is not an independent member pursuant to the Corporate Governance Principles of the CMB. Mustafa Rahmi Koç, has been serving in the boards of directors of the Group companies for the last ten years.