Navin Valrani

Vice Chairman and Managing Director

As Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Al Shirawi Group and CEO of Arcadia Education, Navin Valrani pursues lifelong learning as a personal goal and a core business strategy. After graduating from the Wharton School of Business, he completed his MBA at the London Business School. He also holds a Master's in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

He is currently pursuing a Doctorate and researching the efficacy of technology in the field of learning. His commitment to education has led him to serve on the Board of Overseers at Penn's Graduate School of Education.

Navin's passions lie in the areas of female empowerment and teaching. He has endowed several scholarships for female students. He also oversees the renowned Junior MBA program, a business curriculum he founded at Arcadia School. His dedication to service and teaching led to him being awarded the William B. Castetter Alumni Award of Merit by Penn's Graduate School of Education.

Sumeet Valrani

Senior Vice Chairman

Sumeet Valrani is the Senior Vice Chairman of Al Shirawi Equipment and Arabian Oasis Industry, and has also served as the Director at Al Shirawi Group since 1989. Prior to joining the industry, he earned his Bachelor's degree in Bachelor of Science and economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kabir Valrani

Vice Chairman

Kabir Valrani is the Vice Chairman of Al Shirawi Group and CEO of Aswan International Engineering and Modern Plastic Industry.

Kabir completed his undergraduate degree from Boston College in Business Management & Marketing and OPM Executive Education from Harvard University.

Kabir’s passion for entrepreneurship has led him to become an active Endeavor Catalyst Investor for fast-growing and high-impact entrepreneurs and he has created an ignition fund for innovation and entrepreneurship for new student start-ups.

Since 1997, when Kabir joined the business, he has been instrumental in several joint ventures, and technical license partnerships with leading companies in Europe, the UK, and the USA. Today, Modern Plastic Industry and Aswan International Engineering are state-of-art-facilities with a high degree of automation and advanced technology. He believes that our enterprises should be ‘the one-stop facility for our customer’s needs and provide our customers reliability, quality and value’.

Rohan Valrani

Business Development Executive, Engineering & Healthcare Services Group

Rohan Valrani is the first third-generation member of the Valrani family to join the Al Shirawi Group.

After graduating with honours in Philosophy, Politics, Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020, Rohan joined the Engineering & Healthcare Services cluster of Al Shirawi Group as a Business Development Executive. During university, Rohan was an Executive Board Member of the Student Federal Credit Union, offering banking services to Penn students and alumni.

Since joining the Group, he has focused on digital transformation and innovation across the cluster, and filled in the role of Acting General Manager of Al Shirawi Interiors. Rohan is pursuing a full-time MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania beginning Fall 2022 and is keen on improving his managerial capabilities to enable future growth in the Group.