Founder & Chairman
Sunny Varkey is Founder and Chairman of family-owned GEMS Education, now operating for over 50 years. With its roots in a family tutoring business, the company owns and operates schools, provides support to global governments to improve the quality of their schools, and helps underprivileged children get access to education. The latter is through the Varkey GEMS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of GEMS Education. A visionary education entrepreneur, Sunny Varkey believes passionately that education is the most important issue in the world today thanks to the effect it can have on reducing conflict, prejudice and poverty.