Ali Y. Koç received his bachelor’s degree at Management Faculty of Rice University. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He started his career at American Express Bank as a Management Trainee and continued as an Investment Analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Bank. Koç joined Koç Holding in 1997 and held senior-level positions until 2010 including new business development and information technologies. He was the President of Corporate Communications and IT Group. He served as a Board Member at Koç Holding for over 8 years. In addition, he was elected as Vice Chairman on February 2016 Currently, Ali Y. Koç is the Chairman of Ark İnşaat, Bilkom, Digital Panorama, Ford Otosan, Koçtaş, Otokar, Otokoç, Setur. In addition to being Chairman and Vice Chairman at Turkey’s biggest companies and financial institutions, Koç also contributes to country’s social and economic development and currently is the President of Fenerbahçe Sports Club. He is a Board Member at the National Competition Research Association (URAK), Board Member at ECA (European Club Association) and Endeavor Association, a member of the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, Harvard University and Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of Panel of Senior Advisers at Chatham House and recently joined Trade and Investment Council at the Confederation of British Industry. Koç has been Board Chairman of Yapı Kredi and Koç Financial Services since April 2016.