Mr. Najib Amanullah (President)
Mr. Najib Amanullah completed his senior schooling from St. Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun. At a relatively young age of 16, he attended Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, arguably the finest institution in India and passed his Baccalaureate with Honours in 1978.
Having set his eyes on qualifying as a Chartered Accountant he went to the UK for his professional education and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1983. He then specialized in Taxation with the internationally renowned firm of Deloitte Haskins and Sells and successfully gained membership to the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
He held several senior positions in London, and became a partner in a London based firm where, in addition to his normal assignments, he was also responsible for the recruitment and professional development of trainees to ensure they had adequate training and the necessary skills to become successful Chartered Accountants.
He moved to Saudi Arabia where he initially assisted and later managed the internal audit division of a $13 billion government Fund providing financial assistance and technical consultancy to a broad spectrum of local manufacturing industries. After a successful and satisfying career in various spheres of Accounting and Finance, he moved to Dubai where he lives with his family and is engaged in business including property investment and development, arts and antiques and providing home services.
As an individual who has had the opportunity to travel extensively across Asia, Europe, North America and Africa, he values the need for education and has seen firsthand how it can impact not only the economic wellbeing of countries and individuals but also their personal outlook and family bonds.
He believes in allowing children the opportunity to hone in on and develop their individual skills by providing them with the necessary tools and guidance. He constantly encourages them to learn to think outside of the box and to improvise where necessary. Teachers are encouraged to set achievable targets and provide children with the necessary skill-sets to fulfill those targets. A firm believer that ‘a picture paints a thousand words’, he encourages teaching staff to adopt new techniques of teaching and use practical and real-life examples to make children learn to think for themselves and expand their minds. Above all, he understands that children require ‘education’ not merely learning by rote from textbooks to develop into leaders who will shape the future of our country and of the world.
My heartfelt thanks to each and every member of the school for contributing to our earnest endeavour. Special thanks to Mr. Najib Amanullah, President Oxford School of Excellence for his constant support encouragement and indefatigable zeal to bring out the best in all of us. I hope and pray each one of you has a wonderful year ahead.