Nilay Özral joined Bloom Education in January 2019 as the Chief Executive Officer. Nilay is responsible for the development of Bloom Education’s international schools and nursery portfolio, which includes Brighton College from the UK, Dwight School from New York, and the Singaporean nursery brand, MindChamps. She is also responsible for the management and operations of the Charter schools awarded to Bloom Education by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Education.
Prior to joining Bloom Education, Nilay was the CEO of Aldar Academies from 2014, where she was responsible for developing their educational portfolio from 1,200 students to over 16,000 students during her eight year tenure. In addition to overseeing Aldar Academies, during 2010 – 2013, Nilay successfully managed a number of Aldar’s major assets, including the final delivery and operations of the seven hotels on Yas Island, Yas and Al Bandar Marinas, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Links Golf Club. Before that, she was the Strategic Planning Director at Sorouh.
Nilay has 29 years of strategic management and leadership experience in some of the world’s leading multinational companies.
Nilay holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and The University of Texas at Austin