İlhami Koç graduated from Ankara University, Department of International Relations in 1986 and started his career at İşbank as Assistant Auditor.
In 1994, he was appointed as the Vice President in the Securities Department of İşbank. Following the foundation of Is Investment, he was appointed as the Head of Capital Markets and Portfolio Management in 1997. In 2001, Ilhami Koc moved to Is Private Equity as the CEO. In 2002, he became the CEO of Is Investment and after 11 years in this position Mr. Koç was promoted as the Deputy Chief Executive of İşbank in 2013.
In 2014, he was elected as the Chairman of the Turkish Capital Markets Association and became a Board Member at Borsa Istanbul in addition to his other board memberships in several banks and companies.