Dr Steffen Sommer

Director General Misk Schools Saudi Arabia

Dr Steffen Sommer has over 25 years of experience in senior roles in Europe and the Middle East. He joined Misk Schools in August 2022 from Doha College, having been Principal there since 2015.

A fluent speaker of many languages, he has led top international schools in the Netherlands, France and Switzerland and was Head of Languages at Rugby School in England, one of the country’s top independent boarding schools.

Born in Germany, Steffen gained his first degree in Language and Linguistics at the University of Leipzig. After military service and teacher training, he left to work in business in France with car maker Peugeot and studied for a PhD in Birmingham, UK, before finding his vocation in teaching. Dr Sommer is a board member of Outstanding Schools of the Middle East, a co-founder of the international division of HMC, Vice Chair of COBIS, and a Fellow of High-Performance Learning.

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