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Raymi van der Spek
COO at Study World Holdings


Raymi was born to Dutch parents, but raised and educated in New Zealand.  Raymi has accumulated more than 20 years of international business experience across a wide range of cultural contexts, geographies and industries: Australasia, Europe and MENA covering farming, pulp & paper, financial services, advertising and communications, retail, education and healthcare.

For the last 12 years Raymi has been based in the UAE working at a senior level in both the Private and Federal education sector.  Through these roles Raymi has developed an extra-ordinary understanding and knowledge of the regional education market.

Raymi is passionate about building partnerships to improve existing education norms to deliver better education, at better value, to a substantially wider audience.

Raymi is a very keen golfer, a lover of good food and cooking and an accomplished gardener.     

Agenda Sessions

  • Investing in the future and surviving the competitive environment