Prof. Güler Aras, who is the founding director of the Yıldız Technical University Finance, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Center, and a professor in the Finance Department, served as the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and the Director of the Social Sciences Institute for many years. Professor Aras, who was invited as a visiting professor and researcher to various universities in England and the United States, was a visiting professor at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Center for Financial Market and Policy between 2014-2015 and continued her important projects and research there. Aras, who has pioneered important studies in finance, corporate governance, corporate sustainability and integrated reporting in academia and business world, is also a civil society leader. Aras, who is the Ambassador of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), has pioneered a global initiative with the Integrated Reporting Turkey Network (ERTA) of which she is the founding chairman.
Professor Aras has more than 25 books, many articles and papers, more than 300 works, various awards and many national and international completed projects. Aras, who is the founding editor of the “Journal of Capital Market Studies” published by Emerald, is the editor of the “Finance, Governance and Sustainability” book series published by Routledge. A member of the Accountancy Europe Corporate Governance Working Group, Aras is the founder, member and board member of many national and international professional and academic organizations. In addition to her current duties, Aras actively took part in the commissions of various public institutions and organizations such as the Undersecretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security and the Ministry of Development, work and strategy commissions, and Development Plans Preparation Specialization Commissions. Professor Aras also served as an Independent Member of the Board of Directors at the Turkish Capital Markets Association.
Professor Aras writes regularly in her column in Dünya Newspaper. Professor Aras, who made significant contributions to the training of new generation academics and business leaders who can develop sustainable solutions for social and institutional challenges, was included in the list of women who encouraged Turkey in 2020.