Güler Sabancı was born in Istanbul. After finishing high school education at TED Ankara College, Sabancı graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration.
Güler Sabancı is the Chair of Sabancı Holding since 2004, one of the leading and most reputable multi-business groups of Türkiye, operating in 14 countries.
Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Sabancı Foundation, Güler Sabancı is also the Founding Chair of Sabancı University and Chair of the Sakıp Sabancı Museum. The first female member of the European Round Table for Industry, she sits on the MIT Energy Initiative’s External Advisory Board. She is also a member of The Trilateral Commission and TÜSİAD.
Besides being an effective industrialist, prominent business figure, and renowned art- enthusiast, she has also been accepted as one of the most influential women in the region for her work on gender equality and social development. Her remarkable success has been recognized internationally with numerous awards, including the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award, the Clinton Global Citizen Award, the Raymond Georis Prize for Innovative Philanthropy, and the European School of Management Responsible Leadership Award.
She is the author of the book “Founding a University”, published in 2020.