As the Founding CEO of Innoventures Education, a leading Pre-K-12 international private education company based in Dubai, UAE, I have been involved in the inception and the continued leadership of some of Dubai’s most sought after schools and Nurseries. These institutions span diverse curriculum frameworks including International Baccalaureate, UK National Curriculum, American Common Core, Montessori and Early Years Foundation System. Our schools and nurseries include Dubai International Academy – Emirates Hills, Dubai International Academy – Al Barsha, Collegiate American School, Raffles World Academy, Raffles International School, Raffles Starters and Raffles Nurseries.
With a MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore following a BA Honours in Economics, prior to education, Poonam has had a career in international technology specialising in the financial services industry across India, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Oman, Sweden and the UAE with global organisations such as Tata Consultancy Services, Philips, MashreqBank and ABN AMRO Bank.
Poonam has served as President of the Middle East IB Association. At present, Poonam is a Director of the Education Business Group.
She has had the honour of being recognised as ‘Education CEO of the Year’ as well as ‘Indian Female Entrepreneur of the Year’ by high profile magazines from ITP.
Poonam believes that education is one of the most rewarding professions and one that can empower young minds to help make the world a better place. Innoventures Education provides world-class education to more than 7200 children from over 120 countries with over 1000 teachers and administrative staff from every corner of the globe.