66. Sahar Cooper
Company: Aldar Education
Nationality: Turkish Cypriot (Palestinian Origins)
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.