66. Sahar Cooper

Company: Aldar Education
Title: CEO
Nationality: Turkish Cypriot (Palestinian Origins)
Sector: Education

Cooper has been at the helm of Aldar Education since 2018. As of September 2022, the organization had 33,000 students across 28 operated and managed schools and a network of 3,000 educators. In February 2022, its parent company Aldar Properties said it would invest $272.5 million into Aldar Education over the following three years to increase the student capacity to over 40,000 by the 2024/25 academic year. Cooper’s previous roles include chief schools operations officer at GEMS Education and associate director of operations at the American University of Sharjah.