Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
H.E. Mr. Mohammed Omran Al Shamsi
Engineering degree in electronics and communications, Cairo University, Egypt, 1977. Former CEO of Etisalat. On the board of the Emirates Foundation, Khalifa University, RAK Properties and RAK Bank.
Mr. Salem Ali Al Sharhan
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, UAE University. Former CFO of Etisalat, advisor to H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, and member of the Supreme Council. Board member of RAK Bank, RAK Insurance, and Dubai International Financial Centre.
Dr. Naceur Jabnoun
Naceur Jabnoun, chair of the Board of Trustees academic committee, is currently serving as senior advisor at the Sheikh Saqr Program for Government Excellence. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of RAK Academy. He has served as panel chair and reviewer of academic programs for the QQA in Bahrain,
Dr. Ateeq Abdul Aziz Jaka Al Mansouri
Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Currently an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UAE University. Also director of the UAE University Center for Public Policy and Leadership. Research interests include
Prof. Winfred Thompson
Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago. Former President of the American University of Kosovo, American University of Kuwait and University of Central Arkansas. Former Chancellor of the American University of Sharjah.
Dr. Rashed Iqbal
Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield. Currently, the Chief Data and Technology Officer of the Investment & Development Office, Government of Ras Al Khaimah. He held roles with Teledyne Technologies, Western Digital, Synopsys, and other companies, mostly in California prior to joining IDO.
Mr. Jean Diab
MSc in Finance and Investment from the University of Durham and BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut. Currently, the Investment Director of the Investment & Development Office, Government of Ras Al Khaimah. He served and is currently a member of the board of directors of several institutions across the MENA region in multiple sectors including education and healthcare.
Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim
Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, 1986. Current president of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah. Previously Director General of the RAK Economic Development Department, Chair of the RAK Research and Follow Up