About Sunny Varkey
Sunny Varkey is a Dubai-based educational entrepreneur. He is the founder and executive chairman of the educational management firm GEMS Education (established in 2000). GEMS Education has a network of over 80 schools in over a dozen countries and is the largest operator of K-12 private schools in the world.
The Varkey family moved to Dubai in 1959, his parents taught English to local Arabs, including members of the royal family.
They founded Our Own English High School in Dubai in 1968, Sunny Varkey took over the operation of the school in 1980.