Mohamed Al Shirawi is a passionate believer in the power of education to change lives. As a father himself, he knows the hopes and aspirations that parents have for their young. “Children are our future
and helping them receive the best possible education is the most important gift we can give them,” he says. These sentiments underpin his commitment to serving Arcadia school on the Board of Directors
A native of Dubai, Mohamed Al Shirawi was educated in the UAE and the USA where he graduated from the University of Southern California in 1980 with a BSc in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Enriched
by his student experience and convinced that high standards are the key to success, he returned to Dubai at a pivotal time in its history and also that of the Al Shirawi Group, which was founded in 1971. He joined the Group and applied himself to learning the business at every level and helping it grow with Dubai.
Since 1989, he has served as the head of Emirates Printing Press (EPP) and Lunad Media & Communication, and has been instrumental in the success of both companies. In 2010, under his guidance, EPP won the prestigious title of Sappi International Printer of the Year, and remains the only press in the Middle East to have received that honour.
Currently Deputy Managing Director of Oasis Investment Co LLC, a Group holding company, Mohamed Al Shirawi takes great pride in the achievements of his skilled and dedicated staff. “Take care of your
people,” he says. “Focus on what is important and success reveals itself.”
His own success has inspired him to become a patron of a number of charities, each of which he sees as an opportunity to give back to the society that has supported him.