IPSEF Speakers

Kalthoom AlBalooshi

Executive Director of Education Development, Knowledge and Human Development Authority



Kalthoom Al Balooshi is a ‘why’ person. Her professional achievements to date have come from a curiosity to uncover and challenge current education practices, and in the process, bring about positive change.

To increase transparency in schools and promote quality education in Dubai’s schools sector, Ms Al Balooshi played a central role in setting up the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau - the first accountable, transparent inspections programme of its kind in the region.

“Early childhood education also plays a crucial role in predicting future success,” adds Ms Al Balooshi.“I feel a tremendous sense of reward from our work in developing policy and research to support the quality and growth of the early childhood education sector in Dubai.”

Dubai needs 80 new schools by 2020 to meet growing demands. Ms Al Balooshi’s current work focuses on benefitting investors by enhancing the process of opening new schools in Dubai.

With her enthusiasm, creativity and curiosity, Ms Al Balooshi looks forward to continuing to help Dubai become a hub for best and emerging education practice in the region and the world.