Güler Sabancı (born 1955) is a third-generation female member of the Sabancı family, and currently the chairperson of the family-controlled Sabancı Holding, the second-biggest industrial and financial conglomerate of Turkey. As of 2014, she is listed as the 60th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
1 Education and early career
2 Sabancı Holding
3 Awards, decorations and honorary degrees
4 Orders and decorations
6 External links
Education and early career Güler was born the daughter and first child of İhsan Sabancı and his wife Yüksel in 1955 in Adana, Turkey. After finishing high school at TED Ankara College in Ankara, she was educated in business administration at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. In 1978. She also completed Harvard University’s advanced management program. She started her professional career at LasSA, a family-owned tire production company in Kocaeli Province. She was then appointed general manager of KordSA, a position she held for 14 years. Later, Güler Sabancı became a member of the board of directors at Sabancı Holding, heading the tires and reinforcement materials group, as well as having responsibility for human resources.
Sabancı Holding Güler Sabancı is the chairman and managing director of Sabancı Holding, one of the leading and most reputable business groups in Turkey. She started her career at the tire manufacturing company of the group and held various roles at the other group companies. Ms. Sabancı is the Founding President of Sabancı University and also acts as chairman of the  and chairman of the board of trustees of the Sabancı Foundation, the leading private foundation in Turkey. She is the first and only female member of European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). In October 2013, she was named 2nd on Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business (outside USA). She has received several awards for philanthropy and leadership including David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award., Clinton Global Citizen Award, Raymond Georis Innovative Philanthropist Award  and European School of Management Responsible Leadership Award 
In 2012, Sabancı was appointed a member of the board of United Nations Global Compact, the UN’s highest-level advisory body involving business, civil society, labour and employers organizations.
As of 2014, she is listed as the 60th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
Awards, decorations and honorary degrees
Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business (outside USA) 
David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award
Clinton Global Citizen Award 
Raymond Georis Innovative Philanthropist Award 
European School of Management Responsible Leadership Award
Orders and decorations
2007 – Belgium : Order of Leopold II
2009 – Spain : Order of Civil Merit
2010 – Austria : Silbernes Ehrenkreuz der Republik Österreich
2010 – France : National Order of the Legion of Honour
Awards 2006 – United States : Honorary Degree by Drexel University
2007 – United States : Corporate Partner Award by American – Turkish Society
2009 – European Union : Raymond Georis Prize for Innovative Philanthropy by Council of the European Union
2011 – Germany : Schumpeter Prize in memory of the famous Austrian economist Joseph A. Schumpeter
2011 – Germany : ESMT Responsible Leadership Award by European School of Management and Technology
2011 – United States : Clinton Global Citizen Award by Clinton Foundation
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^ Jump up to: a b “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”. Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
Jump up ^ Smith, Helena (17 September 2006). “Interview: Guler Sabanci, Turkey’s most famous female entrepreneur | Business | The Observer”. The Guardian (London: GMG). ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
Jump up ^ Chairman and managing director of Sabancı Holding
Jump up ^ Sakıp Sabancı Museum
Jump up ^ European Round Table of Industrialists
^ Jump up to: a b Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business (outside USA).
^ Jump up to: a b David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award
^ Jump up to: a b Clinton Global Citizen Award
^ Jump up to: a b Raymond Georis Innovative Philanthropist Award
^ Jump up to: a b European School of Management Responsible Leadership Award
Jump up ^ “Secretary-General Appoints New Global Compact Board Members, Strengthens Focus on Business Engagement”. United Nations Global Compact. April 19, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012.