Sarah Shaw


The Executive Office - Dubai

Sarah has 15 years of experience in both public and private sectors in the UAE. She specializes in strategy, program/project management, learning & development. Her passion revolves around human capital development (especially in the area of k-12 education) and societal cohesion. Sarah has trained over 700 UAE nationals to enter the hospitality sector between 2005 - 2008 and this has played a significant role in capitalizing local human capital in a critical sector of Dubai. Sarah has also developed and implemented change management programs for Abu Dhabi Government during 2008 government reform efforts which led to her supporting in the design and development of leadership programs for whole-of-government in Abu Dhabi. More recently, she has supported in the Secondary Education Restructuring within Abu Dhabi’s public schools in 2015 - 2017, developed Innovation Strategy for Education in Abu Dhabi in 2017 and re-launched the strategy and programs in Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development in 2017. Sarah continues her efforts to reform education in particular with her recent joining on the Executive Board of Project You - which is an Expo2020 Live funded startup that focused on enabling the youth in secondary grades to fulfill their maximum potential.


Leadership stream

26 February 2020 | 12:00 - 12:30 | Reflections on Education: Forward Thinking

Sarah will reflect on all her experiences as it relates to education and brings together a vision of what she believes should be the new way of learning, teaching and education ecosystem.