AtticusEducation-ChairmanMr. Al Mutaiwei has more than forty years of experience in business in the GCC as well as globally. He is a visionary and recognized early that education is the cornerstone for his country’s success. Mr. Al Mutaiwei has partnered with several universities bringing Middlesex University from the UK to Dubai. He also established branches of Greenwich University in Sri Lanka, and Northampton University in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition to his partnerships with universities, he has successfully established the New Academy School in Dubai.
As the Chairman of the Board of Al Mutaiwei Investments and the ObaidGhanim Al Mutaiwei Group, he has created Atticus Education LLC with the goal of providing the very best education in the UAE, GCC and globally. Atticus Education LLC is building, managing, and operating schools; and a division is dedicated to education consultancy whereby schools can contract the company to assist them in school management and improvement.
Mr. Al Mutaiwei’s vision for the future of education is being borne out in building tiers of schools for the American curricula, British curricula, IB curricula and the Indian ICSE curricula.
As the Chairman of the Board of Al Mutaiwei Investments and the ObaidGhanim Al Mutaiwei Group, he has created Atticus Education LLC with the goal of providing the very best education in the UAE, GCC and globally.


His Excellency Mr. Abdulrahman Ghanem A. Almutaiwee, is the former UAE diplomat to the Court of St. James and to Iceland. As an accomplished diplomat H.E. served as a key figure in the UAE’s diplomatic and bilateral relations. His diverse experience coupled with an innate passion for success, has enabled him to hold several multiple key positions in both government and private sectors. He has spearheaded businesses for decades with leadership in high profile projects that contributed to the UAE’s drive for strategic growth and economic diversification.

In recognition for his service, His Majesty The King of Spain awarded him with “Decoration of Civil Merit Award” in 1999. Her Majesty Queen of the United Kingdom awarded him with the “Commander of the Royal Victorian Order” in 2013. Diplomat Magazine awarded him with the “Diplomat of the Year Award from the Middle East” in 2015.


Ms. Al Mutaiwei brings public relations and marketing expertise to AE. Her insight into market trends in education as well as her experience in public relations in tertiary education is important to the success of AE. In addition, Ayesha is a major patron of the arts in Dubai and the UAE. As an executive board member and shareholder in the company, Ayesha will help steer AE to be a leader in the education marketplace.


Dr Gill has worked in international education globally for over thirty-five years, and has held the posts of Pro-Vice Chancellor and tenured Professor at leading International universities. Raj has set up Transnational Education provision in Europe, Middle East, South Asia and Africa. He has been a Director, Managing Director, and a Board Member of numerous companies based in the UK, UAE, India, Kenya and Mauritius.

Mr. ObaidGhanim Abdul Rahman Al Mutaiwei has more than forty years of experience in business in the GCC as well as globally. He was responsible for the set up and management of numerous public and private companies in the GCC region. He is a Board Member of a number of prominent companies and continues to lead the growth of the group’s activities. His passion for education is demonstrated for his unstinting support for the development of education and the setting up of AE.


Ms. Al Mutaiwei brings public relations and marketing expertise to AE. Her insight into market trends in education as well as her experience in public relations in tertiary education is important to the success of AE. In addition, Ayesha is a major patron of the arts in Dubai and the UAE. As an executive board member and shareholder in the company, Ayesha will help steer AE to be a leader in the education marketplace.


Mr. El Sayed has a degree in Business Administration from Lebanese Arabic University and has over 35 years’ experience in Administration, Human Resources, and Public Relations in government-owned entities in the UAE. Abdulla is the lead on all matters to do with HR and public relations at AE


Mr. Motiani is a Management Graduate from the City University of New York with over 15 years of experience in international marketing and business development and has run businesses in the USA for over a decade. He has extensive expertise in revitalising, building and developing new business models, which includes nursery and early years’ provision.


Mr Seer is a chartered accountant and was a partner in the Public Accounting firm of Ernst and Young (EY). Farrukh was managing the Audit Department of the firm’s Dubai office, consisting of over 350 professionals. During his 35-year career with EY, he was also based in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. He supervised audits of clients engaged in diverse businesses including multinationals and locally owned entities. He also has experience of undertaking financial due diligence and business valuation assignments.

" Education is like a lantern which lights your way in a dark alley"

— Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan