57. Sahar Cooper

Company: Aldar Education
Title: CEO
Nationality: Turkish Cypriot
Sector: Education

Cooper has more than 30 years of experience in global education management and assumed her current position in 2018. Over the last two years, Aldar Education has invested $367.6 million into expanding its education portfolio, including the acquisition of Al Shohub Private School, the expansion of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi and Al Yasmina Academy, and the establishment of a new school in the Noya community on Yas Island. Cooper has previously held senior leadership roles at GEMS Education and worked as associate director of operations at the American University of Sharjah.