Local Advisory Board

Chair of LAB

The aim of GEMS World Academy - Dubai has always been to make the Academy a centre of educational excellence. We are proud to be located in the heart of Dubai, and proud to have such a diverse community. It remains the express intent of GEMS Education and Mr Sunny Varkey to meet the needs of local students, parents and residents ensuring that our education standards are not only the highest standards, but they also serve as a role model to other schools and academies. 

May I welcome the community to engage with the Academy, its CEO / Principal, and teachers. For our part the Local Advisory Board will continue to build upon the reputation and the community outreach plans of the Academy. 

Mr Omar Abu-Sharif
Chair of the GEMS World Academy - Dubai LAB

 

GEMS World Academy - Dubai Local Advisory Board Members For 2020 - 2021

Name Date of Initial Appointment and Re-appointment 

Term of Office

Position / Title 

Meetings attended 2019 / 2020 

Mr Omar Abu-Sharif

September 2019

September 2020

1 year

CEO of HUNA Ltd (GEMS World Academy - Dubai Parent and Chair)

3

Mr Rizwaan Ahmed

September 2019

September 2020

1 year

Chief Financial Officer Varkey Group and GEMS Global 

1

Mr David Fitzgerald 

September 2019

September 2020

1 year

GEMS Vice President - IB / Education (GEMS) 

3

Mrs Tammy Murphy

September 2017

September 2020

 3 years CEO / Superintendent of GEMS Dubai American Academy 3

Dr Louise Lambert

September 2019

September 2020

1 year

Researcher and Programme Developer in Happiness and Wellbeing 

3

Mrs Raquel Warner

September 2018

September 2020

2 years

Assistant Professor Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government

3

Dr Mansoor Faghihy 

September 2018

September 2020

2 years

Medical Doctor (GEMS World Academy - Dubai Parent)

2

Mrs Pooja Kedia

September 2018

September 2020

2 years

Parent Representative (GEMS World Academy - Dubai Parent) 

3

Dr Saima Rana

September 2020

N/A

CEO / Principal of GEMS World Academy - Dubai (Ex Officio) 

N/A

Mr Shae MeKenna

September 2020

N/A

GEMS World Academy - Dubai Student Council President (GEMS World Academy - Dubai Student) 

N/A

Ms Emma Parisot

September 2020

N/A

GEMS World Academy - Dubai student Council President (GEMS World Academy - Dubai Student) 

N/A

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