Henning Fries Appointed Global COO of Dwight

The former CEO of Bloom Education has taken up a worldwide COO role with the IB focused Dwight School. Mr Fries has previously launched Dwight and Brighton College in Dubai.
Henning Fries Appointed Global COO of Dwight
By James Mullan
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Henning Fries, the former CEO of Bloom Education in the UAE, has been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for The Dwight Schools. The position is a global role encompassing the Dwight campuses in New York, London, Seoul, Shanghai and Dubai.  He has also been appointed to the Board of Governors of Dwight School Dubai. 

Henning worked at Bloom Education for three years and was responsible for launching Dwight Dubai and Brighton College in Dubai.  Prior to that he was Managing Director of Hospitality at the Al Habtoor Group responsible for developing its hospitality and leisure portfolio.

“We are delighted that Henning is joining our Dwight family of schools, adding his 30 years of global experience and strategic thinking demonstrated during our collaboration in Dubai, to our executive team of educators and administrators,” said Stephen Spahn, Chancellor of The Dwight Schools, and the longest-serving head of an independent school in the U.S. “Henning shares our deep commitment to excellence, innovation, and our mission of igniting the spark of genius in every child, which empowers students to pursue their passions and become innovative global leaders who can help make our world a better place.” 

Dwight School is a committed IB proponent offering a full through PYP, MYP and DP at each of its schools.  Dwight School Dubai opened in September 2018 sharing a campus with Brighton College. The two premium fee schools opened at a challenging time economically in Dubai and also a time of increased competition within the premium school sector. 

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