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Dino Varkey

Chief Executive Officer, GEMS Education

Dino Varkey serves as the Chief Executive Officer of GEMS Education.

He represents the third generation of an education family, driven by providing access to quality education for almost 60 years.

He is responsible for providing vision, insight and strategy across the organization, as GEMS Education looks to become the world’s most valued education company.

In his 14 years with the company, he has undertaken multiple leadership roles, serving as the Senior Director of Business Development, Group Chief Operating Officer, Group Executive Director and Managing Director until he was named Chief Executive Officer by the Board in February 2017.

He believes passionately that GEMS Education will be a “powerful catalyst to improve the state of our world”, a statement that has since been validated by the Telegraph in 2016, naming GEMS as “one of ten companies that can change the world.”

He is a frequent speaker and moderator at global conferences and gatherings. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Education, Gender and Work (2016 – 2018).He was also a Founding Board Member of the YPO Dubai Chapter.

He attended Winchester College, and is an Honours graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK.