Most Powerful Expats in Education

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4. ( New entry)Professor Choon Fong Shih

Founding President, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Widely recognised global leader in academic and corporate scientific research, Singapore-born Professor Shih’s position is helping to redefine opportunities for women in the kingdom.(Bloomberg Images)
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17. (New entry) Dr Tidu Maini

Executive Chairman, Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP)

Indian-born Dr Maini has 30 years of experience in the management of technology companies in the defence, electronics, energy and ICT sectors and before moving to Qatar he in 2007 he was pro-rector of the Imperial College London.
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19. (36) Sunny Varkey

Chairman, GEMS

The epitome of a self-made man, Varkey’s education group, GEMS, has morphed from a single Indian primary school to the biggest provider of K12 education in the world. His company today teaches 100,000 students in 100 schools across 11 countries.(ITP Images)
Tue 17 Aug 2010 07:50 AM GST