In the statement made by the American Hospital after Rahmi Koç was caught in coronavirus, “Honorary President of Koç Holding Mr. Rahmi M. Koç applied to the American Hospital with mild upper respiratory tract infection symptoms on October 16, 2020. The COVID-19 test was found positive in the examination. He is in good health and is being monitored in our hospital for precautionary purposes.
It is stated that Rahmi Koç, who is 90 years old, may have gotten the virus at the organization organized for his birthday on October 9.
WHO IS RAHMİ KOÇ?
Koç Holding A.Ş. Rahmi Koç, Honorary Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors, was born on October 9, 1930 in Ankara.
He studied Business Administration at Johns Hopkins University (USA). After completing his military service, he started to work at Otokoç company in Ankara in 1958.
In 1960, he moved to Koç Ticaret, which represented the Koç Group in Ankara. Founded in 1963, when the headquarters of Koç Holding in Ankara moved to Istanbul in 1964, Rahmi Koç moved to Istanbul and became the General Coordinator of Koç Holding A.Ş.
After that, he became Chairman of the Executive Board in 1970, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1975 and Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1980.
When the late Vehbi Koç left the Board of Directors on March 30, 1984, Rahmi Koç was elected Chairman. When he retired on April 4, 2003, his older son Mustafa V. Koç was appointed Chairman of the Board. Rahmi Koç, while continuing to serve as a member of the Board of Directors, received the title of Honorary President.