Two GEMS Education principals in ‘100 Outstanding Education Leaders in GCC’ list

  • Recognition part of the ‘Middle East Education Leadership Awards 2016’ presented annually by Asian Confederation of Businesses
  • GEMS Our Own English High School, Boys’ Branch, Sharjah and The Westminster School principals honoured with accolade
Kingston Gilbert.
Kingston Gilbert.

Dubai, UAE: Two GEMS Education school principals were honoured by their inclusion in the ‘100 Outstanding Education Leaders in GCC’ list  as part of the Middle East Education Leadership Awards 2016 organised by the Asian Confederation of Businesses.

The awards are presented to individuals who have set an example of being role models within the education sector and in building their institution through exemplary leadership and innovation.

Srivalsan Murugan
Srivalsan Murugan

Srivalsan Murugan, Principal & CEO of GEMS Our Own English High School, Boys’ Branch, Sharjah and Kingston Gilbert, Principal & CEO of The Westminster School, Jebel Ali received the Award for Excellence in Leadership, recognising their sterling efforts in aligning their respective schools with the mandate set in the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda to have the best education system in the world.

Sir Christopher Stone, Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education, said: “We go to great lengths to ensure our educators are some of the best in the world, and awards like this are a testament to our school leaders.  Congratulations to both Kingston and Srivalsan.”

GEMS Education is known for its efforts to highlight the importance of every child having a great teacher. We actively encourage young people to join the teaching profession by giving them real leadership opportunities in our schools.

About GEMS Education:

GEMS Education is a pioneering education company. Through our schools, consulting practice and our charitable foundation we are advancing education for all. Every day in our schools around the world, we prepare thousands of children of all ages for real world success. We are a catalyst and delivery partner. We work with governments, donor agencies and private clients to improve education systems, and provide vital training for young people in an increasingly competitive world. Through the Varkey Foundation we campaign for, and support initiatives that change lives through education.