Former Deputy Chairman of Koç Holding, Suna Kıraç, was bid farewell to her last journey. IMM President attending the funeral Ekrem İmamoğlu, expressed her feelings, “Both a very valuable lady who has left a great mark in the business world, as well as contributing to the development of this country and our city, education, culture, art; perhaps a lady who put forth an exemplary sacrifice in all fields. We will always remember him with respect and gratitude.”
Suna Kıraç, the daughter of the late businessperson Vehbi Koç and former Deputy Chairman of Koç Holding, was bid farewell to her last journey. The funeral prayer held for Kıraç at the Marmara University Faculty of Theology Applied Mosque in Altunizade brought together many names from the world of politics, business, sports and art. Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), who attended the funeral Ekrem İmamoğlu, said to the members of the press at the entrance of the mosque, “Our condolences. Indeed, she is a very valuable lady who has left a great mark in the business world, and also contributes to the development of this country and this city, especially in education, culture, art; perhaps a lady who put forth an exemplary sacrifice in all fields. We will always remember him with respect and gratitude. I wish you mercy. May his place be in heaven.”
Kıraç, who has been struggling with ALS since 2000, died yesterday. Kıraç was buried in the Family Cemetery in Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.
Who is Suna Kıraç?
Suna Kıraç (Date of birth June 3, 1941, Ankara - Date of death September 15, 2020, Istanbul), Turkish businessperson and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Koç Holding.
She graduated from Arnavutköy American Girls' College and then from Boğaziçi University, Department of Banking and Finance.
In 1999, Suna Kıraç was awarded an “Honorary Membership” by the London Business School for her outstanding management and leadership qualities and her contributions to Koç Holding, the business world and the education of Turkish children. Suna Kıraç, who has been struggling with the disease called ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) for 9 years and can only communicate with her surroundings with her eyes, continues her investments in service to her country with the Pera Museum, which she founded with her husband İnan Kıraç, and the Istanbul Research Institute, which they put into service on March 1, 2007. A world-class auditorium and cultural center in Istanbul kazanSuna Kıraç's book titled "Ömründen Uzun Idealleri Var", whose entire income was donated to TEGV and edited by Rıdvan Akar, was published in 2006 and became one of the best-selling books of the year.
Suna Kıraç, who has been struggling with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease since 2000, died in Istanbul at the age of 15 on September 2020, 79.