2012 – Mustafa V. Koç (Turkey)Leonardo International Prize Winners
Mustafà Vehbi Koç is Chairman of Koç Holding, a leading Turkish industrial and financial Group, and a strategic partner of the most important Italian investments in the Country: Tofas, joint venture with FIAT, Yapikredi with Unicredit, and TürkTraktor with CNH. Mustafa V. Koç, in his role of Chairman for the first two and share-holder in the third joint venture, has succeeded in strengthening the leading role of these important industrial realities. He has also managed to build a successful model for Company management, alongside the Italian counterpart, based on the complete equality of its members. A man of Cosmopolite education, Mustafà Vehbi Koç has held important positions in Turkish business associations like TÜSIAD (the association of Turkish industrialists) and in many companies and cultural associations. In 2005, he was awarded the medal for the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy. Key figure of the Turkish industrial and financial world, and strategic partner for the largest Italian industries in Turkey, Mustafà Vehbi Koç contributed significantly to the growth of the economic and trade relations between Italy and Turkey.