Our Mission & vision

To create meaningful relationships between like-minded and progressive businesses from Europe and The Gulf region. Our vision is to connect educators and entrepreneurs to make a positive societal and economic impact within both global regions.

Who we are?

Euro Gulf Synergy is based in Dublin’s Docklands in Ireland. The company links European businesses with businesses in The Gulf and Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Our goal is to make real and meaningful introductions on behalf of our European clients, with our established contacts in education and business in The Gulf and MENA region. Euro Gulf Synergy also specialises in providing complete education solutions to families in The Gulf region. See our Education section for more information.

Our Team

Vincent O’ Carroll

Vincent O’Carroll (MA) has over 20 years’ experience working in the The Gulf region. His first foray into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was in 1994, as Headmaster of one of the country’s most prestigious private high/secondary schools. In 2009, Vincent was a founding Director of Gulf Connect. Whilst a Director with Gulf Connect, Vincent used his extensive network of educational and business contacts to successfully introduce potential partners to clients within Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Sectors within which Vincent created successful commercial opportunities include Education, Food and Construction. Vincent liaises directly with families in the GCC in relation to overseeing support they may need in relation to their children’s educational progress.

Dr. Sadig Abdullah Dahlan

Dr. Sadig Abdullah Dahlan is a consultant Director with Euro Gulf Synergy. Dr. Dahlan has key responsibility for the development of new opportunities that will help enhance educational programmes and in particular special educational needs programmes within KSA. He studied for his Bachelor of Science at Vermont State, USA. He has a Masters degree in Special Education and he obtained his Doctorate in Education from the University of Vermont, USA. Dr. Dahlan is on the Board of Trustees at the University of Business and Technology in Jeddah, KSA. He is the Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Coral International School. He is a consultant for the President of Hamline University in Minnesota, USA and is a lifetime member of the United Nation Association in New York, USA.

Niall Heneghan

Niall Heneghan (M Ed, PMP) is a primary school principal based in Dublin, Ireland. He has worked as a teacher in many countries around the world and he has worked as a principal in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is passionate about creating real opportunities to enhance the provision of special educational needs’ support in the GCC. Niall liaises directly with families in the GCC in relation to overseeing support they may need in relation to their children’s educational progress. Since his time in The Gulf region, Niall has created links between Irish educational entrepreneurs and their counterparts in GCC countries, in the Ed Tech sector as well as in Educational Training.

What makes us unique?

At Euro Gulf Synergy, we assist European companies who are eager to explore educational and business opportunities within The Gulf Region. We have trusted contacts in both education and business in the 7 GCC countries. Most GCC countries are currently busy adapting to a new economic reality: a future without oil dependency. This brings with it very real opportunities for economic diversification and open the door for foreign business and investment. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s long-term economic strategy, ‘Vision 2030’ highlights the enormous potential for European businesses to assist the country in achieving its stated educational and business goals. We commit to placing our partners with key decision makers in schools, universities, educational training companies and businesses. Above all else, we are passionate about making a real difference in education in the region, as we believe wonderful opportunities exist to progress in this sector. With the extensive network generated with over 20 years of living in the region, Euro Gulf Synergy is confident of guiding a pathway for your business, enabling you to benefit from the direct introductions we will make on your behalf. Euro Gulf Synergy will introduce you to key influencers and decision-makers, with whom we have established and trusted professional relationships.