Ömer Koç

  • Mr. Ömer Mehmet Koç was born in Ankara in 1962. He attended American Robert College in Istanbul. Mr. Koc attended Georgetown University in the first two years of his college education, followed by his enrollment at Columbia University in New York to obtain a BA degree in Ancient Greek. After his graduation, in order to gain practical experience, he worked as a Sales Officer for Kofisa Trading Company in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Koc returned to Columbia University in 1987 to obtain his MBA degree. After receiving his MBA, he remained in New York to work as a USA Sales Officer for Ramerica Int. Inc. for two years. This was followed by a manager position at Gazal A.S.

  • In 1992, Mr. Koç entered the family business, Koc Holding, which is one of the largest conglomeration of companies in Turkey. He has held various positions at Koc Holding including Finance Coordinator, Assistant to the President of the Energy Group, President of the Energy Group, and recently a Board Membership.

  • He is an art collector and a promoter of fine arts. Mr. Koç's activity in philanthropy is wide ranging from fine arts to education, and is among the most prominent in Turkey.

Posted: Thu, Oct 30, 2014