Dr. Adil AlZarooni


Citizens School

Dr. Adil Alzarooni, Founder, Citizens Dr. Adil Alzarooni is an Emirati business leader and educator, committed to lifelong learning. With over two decades of experience in executive management, investments, sales, logistics, IT security and economic zone development, he has served in various leadership positions within UAE government entities as well as family-owned businesses. He has bolstered his portfolio with directorship positions in a number of firms in diverse sectors including healthcare, education, financial services, logistics, media, technology, food and beverage, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and real estate. Currently, he operates two family offices. Dr. Adil holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Etisalat College of Engineering, a master’s in business administration from American University of Sharjah and a PhD in family businesses and business systems from the British University in Dubai. He is a passionate educator and an inspiring public speaker in the fields of economic zone development and sustainability of family businesses. He is the co-author of Economic Zones: The Essentials and the author of Sustaining Family Businesses: The Essentials.


Leaders in Education Conference

17 November 2022 | 13:25 - 13:45 | English | Reimagining Education with Citizens

Citizens School, which opens its doors in September 2022, is the first school in the Middle East to accept cryptocurrency as a mode of payment for tuition fees. This is just one of the many initiatives the school intends to take as part of its novel approach to learning and innovation.

During this talk, Dr. Adil Alzarooni, Founder Citizens School, will speak about how his new school aims to disrupt and transform the education sector in the region, preparing a new generation that embraces new ideas and technologies.