GEMS Education

GEMS Education, founded as Global Education Management Systems (GEMS), is an international education company. It is a global advisory and educational management firm, and is the largest operator of kindergarten-to-grade-12 schools in the world, with as of 2021 a network of over 80 schools in over a dozen countries.[1][2] Founded by Sunny Varkey, GEMS provides pre-school, primary, and secondary education. Through its consultancy arm, GEMS Education Solutions, the company works internationally with public and private sector clients on school improvement initiatives.[3]

GEMS Education
Founded2000 (2000)
FounderSunny Varkey
United Arab Emirates
Area served
Key people
Sunny Varkey
(Executive Chairman)
  • Dino Varkey
Revenue US$1.1 billion (Feb 2020)

The Varkey Foundation, formerly known as the Varkey GEMS Foundation,[4] is the philanthropic arm of GEMS Education.[5] It aims to impact 100 underprivileged children for every child enrolled in a GEMS school.[6]

Founded and headquartered in Dubai, GEMS has offices in the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Kenya, and the United Arab Emirates.[7]