Mustafa Koç

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Person.png Mustafa Koç  Rdf-icon.png
(businessman)
File:Mustafa Koç.jpg
BornOctober 29, 1960
Istanbul, Turkey
DiedJanuary 21, 2016 (Age 55)
Cause of death
Heart attack
Alma materGeorge Washington University
ParentsRahmi Koç
SpouseCaroline Koç
Member ofBilderberg/Steering committee

Mustafa Vehbi Koç was chairman of Koç Holding A.S, a position he held from 2003 until his death in 2016. He was a member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee.

Background

Mustafa Koç was born to Rahmi Koç, the second-generation member of Koç family on October 29, 1960.[1] He had two younger brothers Mehmet Ömer Koç (born 1962) and Ali Yıldırım Koç (born 1967).[1] 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.[2][1]

Career

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 to serve as vice president.[2]

Working at Koç Holding, Turkey's largest industrial conglomerate and the only Turkish company listed in Fortune 500,[3][1] 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.[3][1] Mustafa Koç was also the chairman for the High Advisory Council to TÜSİAD, the Turkish Industry and Business Association, between 2003 until 2015.[2] 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.[4]

He was awarded the Cavaliere D’Industria medal by the Italian government in 2005.[2]

Death and legacy

Mustafa Koç suffered a heart attack while exercising at his home and died on January 21, 2016.[2][1] He was buried at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery next to his grandfather's grave.[3] A documentary about the legacy of Mustafa Koç was produced in 2017. [5]

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.[6]

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Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/20043 June 20046 June 2004Italy
Stresa
Bilderberg/20055 May 20058 May 2005Germany
Rottach-Egern
Bilderberg/20068 June 200611 June 2006Canada
Ottawa
Bilderberg/200731 May 20073 June 2007Turkey
Istanbul
Bilderberg/20085 June 20088 June 2008US
Virginia
Chantilly
Bilderberg/200914 May 200917 May 2009Greece
Vouliagmeni
Bilderberg/20103 June 20106 June 2010Spain
Hotel Dolce Sitges
Barcelona
Bilderberg/20119 June 201112 June 2011Switzerland
Hotel Suvretta
St. Moritz
Bilderberg/201231 May 20123 June 2012US
Virginia
Chantilly
Bilderberg/20136 June 20139 June 2013Watford
UK
The 2013 Bilderberg group meeting.
Bilderberg/201429 May 20141 June 2014Denmark
Copenhagen
Marriott Hotel
Bilderberg/201511 June 201514 June 2015Austria
Telfs-Buchen
Bilderberg/20171 June 20174 June 2017US
Virginia
Chantilly
The 65th Bilderberg Meeting
Bilderberg/20187 June 201810 June 2018Italy
Turin
Hotel Torino Lingotto Congress
The 66th Bilderberg Meeting, in Turin, Italy, known for months in advance after an unprecedented leak by the Serbian government.
Bilderberg/201930 May 20192 June 2019Switzerland
Montreux
Hotel Montreux Palace
The 67th Bilderberg Meeting


References

  1. a b c d e f Yeginsu, Ceylan (21 January 2016). "Mustafa Koc, Leader of Turkish Conglomerate, Dies at 55". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 November 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. a b c d e "Mustafa V. Koç" (in Türkçe). Koç. Retrieved 22 November 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. a b c "Funeral held for Turkey's leading businessman Mustafa Koç". Hürriyet Daily News. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. Skelton, Charlie (12 June 2015). "Koç pops up at Bilderberg: could this be the year to let it all hang out?". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 November 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  5. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7791616/
  6. Benmayor, Gila (13 September 2018). "Wrestler Yasemin Adar wins Mustafa Koç Sports Award". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 22 November 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").