Jay Varkey


Group Executive Director at GEMS Education


Jay Varkey is the Group Executive Director of GEMS education, a global leader in the K-12 space with 250,000 students enrolled in 240 schools across 19 countries.Jay Varkey is responsible for the development of Europe and the America business. He is also leading the company's global ventures in Edtech. Previously he was the head of business development for GEMS in the Middle East region. Jay Varkey is passionate about education and as such serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Varkey Foundation, which supports teacher training in under developed markets as well as the Global Teacher Prize which recognises excellence in teaching through its 1 million Dollar annual award.Jay Varkey holds an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and London Business School along with an M.A from the University of Edinburgh. He currently resides in London with his wife and three children.