Farah SarrajChief Corporate Officer at Al Futtaim School Management Company
Dr Farah Sarraj currently holds the role of Chief Corporate Officer at the Al Futtaim School Management Company; she also leads a dedicated centre for excellence in Arabic founded in 2018 by the Al Futtaim Education Foundation. Dr Sarraj’s advocacies include education for the 22nd Century, bilingual education, raising the profile of Arabic as a language for thought and life, global citizenship, and openness to new ways of living and thinking that contribute to improving the human condition.
Dr Sarraj held several senior leadership roles in the UK before she moved to the UAE in 2011 to serve on the senior leadership team of a start-up school in the northern emirates. She then moved to Ajman University, where she lectured in the College of Education at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Dr Sarraj holds an MA and PhD in English Literature/Early Women’s Writing from the University of Manchester, a PGCE/QTS from Brunel University, London, and an MSc in Educational Leadership from the University of Portsmouth. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.