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Dr Farah Sarraj

Chief Corporate Officer; Director of the Centre for Excellence in Arabic - Al-Futtaim Education Foundation

Dr Farah Sarraj currently holds the role of Chief Corporate Officer 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, bilingualism, raising the profile of Arabic as a language for thought and life and education for global citizenship.

Dr Sarraj held several school senior leadership roles in the UK before she moved to the UAE in 2011. In the UAE, Dr Sarraj served on the senior leadership team of a start-up school in the northern emirates before moving 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.