A member of the third generation of the Koç Family, Mustafa V. Koç graduated from high school at Switzerland’s Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from George Washington University in 1984.
The same year, Mr. Koç started his professional career as a Consultant at Tofaş; subsequently, he worked as Sales Manager and Assistant General Manager for Sales at Ram Dış Ticaret. In 1992, he joined Koç Holding to serve as Vice President and President of various business groups.
At Koç Holding, he became a Board Member in 2001, Vice Chairman in 2002, and ultimately served as Chairman from 2003 until 2015.
Mr. Koç was Chairman of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD)’s High Advisory Council between 2005 and 2010, Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Council from 2011 to 2015, and Member of the Presidential Council and Honorary Chairman of TÜSİAD in 2015. Having held office as Finland's Honorary Consul in Istanbul between 2006 and 2013, Mr. Koç was also a member of the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, Council for Foreign Economic Affairs in Turkey. In the global arena, he was a member of Kuveyt International Bank's Advisory Board, JP Morgan’s International Council, Rolls Royce International’s Advisory Board, Council on Foreign Affairs’ International Council and Bilderberg Meetings’ Executive Board. In 2005, he was presented with the Cavaliere D’Industria medal by the Italian government and in 2012 he was deemed worthy of the International Leonardo Award.
Mustafa V. Koç was a Board Member at Vehbi Koç Foundation, which manages the social and cultural activities organized by the Koç Family, and that has garnered awards from many prestigious institutions including the World Monuments Fund, Carnegie Foundation and BNP Paribas. He also sat on the Board of Trustees at the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey.
Mr. Koç was born in 1960 and passed away on 21 January 2016. He was married and had two daughters. He was fluent in German and English.