GCC 100 Inspiring Leaders 2019

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Talal Khalifa Al Jeri

Talal Khalifa Al Jeri

Company:

Al Jeri Holding Group

Designation:

Chairman and Managing Director

Talal Khalifa Al Jeri started his professional journey in 2004, and now leads Al Jeri Holding Group, one schools until it of the largest educational providers in Kuwait and the GCC. It started with one company running four expanded into a leader in the industry, comprising six companies running 20 different schools and educational centres catering to different curricula including American, British, Arabic, Indian, Pakistani and Filipino schools, special needs schools and centres and bilingual schools.

With education a vital part of Kuwait’s 2035 Vision initiative, a long-term development plan which aims to transform the emirate into a regional financial and commercial hub for the Gulf region, the sector offers lucrative opportunities for education providers such as Al Jeri Holding Group.

Kuwait over the years has attracted large numbers of expats, mainly from Asia and the subcontinent. According to the emirate’s Public Authority of Civil Information, around 70 percent of the total population are foreigners. This demographic has opened a demand for private schools for the children of foreign workers to keep up with their home country’s education curriculum. Private foreign schools at all levels, from kindergarten to high school, are showing rising enrollment.

British and US curriculum schools are also attractive to Kuwaiti students because of their international curriculum and English language instruction.

Education is the basis of Kuwait’s economy, Al Jeri believes, and his group is playing a key role in the emirate’s development by providing quality education for all levels and nationalities.

Today, Al Jeri Group employs more than 4,000 professionals from at least 35 different nationalities.