Argüden Governance Academy Foundation


Yıldız University

Prof. Güler Aras

Güler Aras is a professor of Finance and Accounting at Yıldız Technical University (YTU), İstanbul, Turkiye. She is the founding director of the Center for Finance, Governance and Sustainability (CFGS) at YTU. She is the former Dean of Faculty of Administrative and Economic Sciences, and the former Dean of the Graduate School. She served as a visiting professor at several universities. Between 2014 – 2015 she served as a visiting professor at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Center for Financial Markets and Policy.

She is the editor of Routledge Book Series Finance, Governance and Sustainability: Challenges to Theory and Practice and the editor of Gower book series Corporate Social Responsibility. She as also served as an editor of Social Responsibility Journal and Emerald’s Development of Governance and Responsibility book series. Professor Aras has published more than 20 books and has contributed over 200 articles in academic, business, and professional journals and magazines in finance, banking, capital market, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and integrated reporting. Her recent book Sustainable Markets for Sustainable Business: Global Perspective for Business and Financial Markets`, was published 2015`de by Gower-Routledge.

Professor Aras is the founding president of the International Financial Management Institute in Turkiye (IMA, Turkish Chapter), and the Turkish Chapter of Transparency International. She has served as a board or a committee member of many national and international associations and research centers, including the Corporate Governance Association of Turkiye (TKYD) where she is also an academic advisory board member, and the Institute of Internal Auditing of Turkiye. She is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), and a member of Certified Public Accountant (CPA-Turkiye). She is serving as an independent board member in various organizations and as a consultant on strategic finance, sustainability, corporate governance and integrated reporting.



  • Strategic finance
  • Integrated reporting
  • Corporate governance
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Financial ethics
  • Corporate investors