| Mustafa Koç |
|Born||October 29, 1960|
|Died||January 21, 2016 (Age 55)|
Cause of death
|Alma mater||George Washington University|
|Member of||Bilderberg/Steering committee, JP Morgan Chase/International Council, WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1993|
Turkish businessman. Attended all Bilderbergs from 2004 until his death in 2016
Mustafa Vehbi Koç was chairman of Koç Holding, a position he held from 2003 until his death in 2016 when it was handed over to his brother, Ömer Koç. He was a member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee.
Mustafa Koç was born to Rahmi Koç, the second-generation member of Koç family on October 29, 1960. He had two younger brothers Mehmet Ömer Koç (born 1962) and Ali Yıldırım Koç (born 1967). Graduating from Switzerland’s international boarding high school Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz in 1980, Mustafa Koç received his bachelor's degree in business administration from George Washington University in 1984.
After graduation, Koç worked as a consultant at Tofaş. Continuing his career as sales manager and later as assistant general manager for Sales at Ram Dış Ticaret, in 1992, he joined Koç Holding as vice president.
Working at Koç Holding, Turkey's largest industrial conglomerate and the only Turkish company listed in Fortune 500, for all of his career, Koç became a board member in 2001. Assuming the responsibility as vice chairman the following year, he took over the position of chairman from Rahmi Koç, his retired father, in 2003. Mustafa Koç was also the chairman for the High Advisory Council to TÜSİAD, the Turkish Industry and Business Association, between 2003 until 2015. Between 2006 and 2013, he held office as Honorary Consul for Finland, as well as being a member of Council for Foreign Economic Affairs for the Istanbul Chamber of Industry. Koç also held various international positions during his career, including positions in JP Morgan’s International Council, Rolls Royce International’s Advisory Board, and Bilderberg Meetings’ Executive Board.
Death and legacy
Mustafa Koç suffered a heart attack while exercising at his home and died on January 21, 2016. He was buried at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery next to his grandfather's grave. A documentary about the legacy of Mustafa Koç was produced in 2017.
Koç was a lifelong sports enthusiast, with his hobbies ranging from sailing and golf, to scuba diving. A sports award named after Mustafa Koç was established in 2017. The "Mustafa V. Koç Sports Award" is judged by the Turkish Olympic Committee.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/2004||3 June 2004||6 June 2004||Italy|
|The 52nd such meeting. 126 recorded guests|
|Bilderberg/2005||5 May 2005||8 May 2005||Germany|
|The 53rd Bilderberg, 132 guests|
|Bilderberg/2006||8 June 2006||11 June 2006||Canada|
|54th Bilderberg, held in Canada. 133 guests|
|Bilderberg/2007||31 May 2007||3 June 2007||Turkey|
|The 55th Bilderberg meeting, held in Turkey|
|Bilderberg/2008||5 June 2008||8 June 2008||US|
|The 56th Bilderberg, Chantilly, Virginia, 139 guests|
|Bilderberg/2009||14 May 2009||17 May 2009||Greece|
|The 57th Bilderberg|
|Bilderberg/2010||3 June 2010||6 June 2010||Spain|
Hotel Dolce Sitges
|Bilderberg/2011||9 June 2011||12 June 2011||Switzerland|
|59th meeting, in Switzerland, 129 guests|
|Bilderberg/2012||31 May 2012||3 June 2012||US|
|The 58th Bilderberg, in Chantilly, Virginia. Unusually just 4 years after an earlier Bilderberg meeting there.|
|Bilderberg/2013||6 June 2013||9 June 2013||Watford|
|The 2013 Bilderberg group meeting.|
|Bilderberg/2014||29 May 2014||1 June 2014||Denmark|
|Bilderberg/2015||11 June 2015||14 June 2015||Austria|