Professor M. M. Gülay Barbarosoğlu graduated from Robert College in 1974 and got her bachelor's degree from the Department of Industrial Engineering in Boğaziçi University in 1978, and doctorate in 1985 from the same department and university before she became a professor of industrial engineering in 2000. She designed and gave lectures in the areas of mathematical programming and optimisation, logistics, operation and production planning, and decision-making theories. Prof. M. M. Gülay Barbarosoğlu served as the rector of Boğaziçi University from 2012 to 2016, and vice rector of research at Boğaziçi University from 2008 to 2012. She undertook various administrative tasks at Boğaziçi University, and besides being the manager of Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KRDAE) from 2002 to 2006, she also served as the manager of the Center of Disaster Management, and chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Financial Engineering Programme.
Having undertaken significant international tasks, Prof. M. M. Gülay Barbarosoğlu was a member of the Board of Directors of European University Association from 2013 to 2017. Moreover, in addition to her duties as the Vice Chair of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO) from 2003 to 2007 and the national representative at NATO Research and Technology Organisation from 2002 to 2010, she has been in close collaboration with various European universities, states and non-governmental organisations. Prof. Barbarosoğlu is a founder member of the EURO Organisational Planning European Working Group and a member of the Institute of Management Sciences (INFORMS), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), International Industrial Engineering and Production Management (IEPM). Placing great importance on civil society activities, Prof. Barbarosoğlu worked actively to establish the Neighbourhood Disaster Volunteers (MAG) and served as a member and chair of the Board there. Prof. Gülay Barbarosoğlu retired from Boğaziçi University in December 2016.
Müzeyyen Münire Gülay Barbarosoğlu has not been assigned to any other position at Arçelik A.Ş. or its affiliates for the last five years. She has no relation with the top management of Arçelik A.Ş. She does not have a direct or indirect share of over 5% in the capital of Arçelik A.Ş; she is not an employee representative and she does not have any commercial relationship with Arçelik A.Ş. Müzeyyen Münire Gülay Barbarosoğlu has the qualifications of being independent as defined in the Capital Market Board's Corporate Governance Principles.