After working at every level of the organization, Güler Sabancı is the Chair of Sabancı Holding since 2004, one of the leading and most reputable business groups in Turkey and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Sabancı Foundation, the leading private foundation in Turkey. Sabancı is the Founding Chair of Sabancı University and also acts as Chair of the Sakıp Sabancı Museum.
Besides being an effective industrialist, art-enthusiast and prominent business figure, she has also been accepted as one of the most influential women in the region for her work on inclusion of women and social development. Her efforts have been recognized internationally with numerous awards including David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award, Clinton Global Citizen Award, Raymond Georis Innovative Philanthropist Award and European School of Management Responsible Leadership Award.
Güler Sabancı has been the first female member in most of the organizations like European Round Table of Industrialists. She also sits on the External Advisory Board of MIT Energy Initiative and Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School.