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Education Investment MENA
Conference: 13 - 14 November 2024
Sheraton Grand DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

Navin Valrani
Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Al Shirawi Group


As Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Al Shirawi Group, the Dubai-headquartered conglomerate, and CEO of Arcadia Education, Navin Valrani pursues life long learning as a personal goal and a core business strategy. After graduating from the Wharton School of Business, he completed his MBA at London Business School, obtained a college counseling certificate from UCLA, and got a Master's Degree in Education Entrepreneurship at Penn. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in education and researching the efficacy of technology in the field of learning.

Navin has been with the Al Shirawi Group for over 28 years and has started and led various companies to market leadership in their respective industries. With the stability of the Al Shirawi Group and an IT infrastructure that is world-class, Navin believes that Al Shirawi Group’s companies can not only take on international players but come out on top.

Navin's passions lie in the areas of female empowerment and teaching. He has endowed several scholarships for female students seeking higher education and oversees the renowned Junior MBA program, a business curriculum he founded and presently teaches at Arcadia School. His dedication to service and teaching led to him receiving the William B. Castetter Award and serving on the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

Agenda Sessions

  • Impact Investing in Education: A New Frontier