Founder and chairman
Under Varkey’s leadership, GEMS has become one of the world’s leading private education players, with 51 schools in three countries. GEMS’ commitment to education has been matched by success as a company. In December 2017, GEMS Education said revenues rose 17.3 percent year-on-year to $926.2m, with enrolments rising to 114,000 students. Varkey founded the Varkey Foundation and is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.