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Board of Trustees

Mr. Mohammed Omran Al Shamsi

Mr. Mohammed Omran Al Shamsi

Chairman

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

Mr. Salem Ali Al Sharhan

Member

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.

Professor Abdelrahman Al Sharhan

Professor Abdelrahman Al Sharhan

Member

Ph.D. in Geology from University of South Carolina, United States, 1985. Chairman of RAK Cement and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture. Former Professor of Geology at UAE University. Also a consultant for petroleum geology in the Middle East and North Africa.

Dr. Mohamed Khalifa

Dr. Mohamed Khalifa

Member

Ph.D. in Management from the University of Southern California, United States, 1994.  Director of the Sheikh Saud Foundation for Policy Research, the Sheikh Saqr Program for Government Excellence, and Civil Service Department of Ras Al Khaimah. Board member of the Federal Authority

Dr. Naceur Jabnoun

Dr. Naceur Jabnoun

Member

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

Dr. Ateeq Abdul Aziz Jaka Al Mansouri

Member

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

Dr. Nedal Mohamed Bin Shurbak Al Tenaiji

Dr. Nedal Mohamed Bin Shurbak Al Tenaiji

Member

Ph.D. in Leadership and Educational Development from Colorado State University, United States, 2005.  Member of the Federal National Council and General Director of Zayed House for Islamic Culture, Abu Dhabi Government.  Previously a member of the Arab League’s Arab Parliament.

Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim

Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim

Ex-officio Member

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

Mr. Mohammed Omran Al Shamsi

Mr. Mohammed Omran Al Shamsi

Chairman

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

Mr. Salem Ali Al Sharhan

Member

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.

Professor Abdelrahman Al Sharhan

Professor Abdelrahman Al Sharhan

Member

Ph.D. in Geology from University of South Carolina, United States, 1985. Chairman of RAK Cement and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture. Former Professor of Geology at UAE University. Also a consultant for petroleum geology in the Middle East and North Africa.

Dr. Mohamed Khalifa

Dr. Mohamed Khalifa

Member

Ph.D. in Management from the University of Southern California, United States, 1994.  Director of the Sheikh Saud Foundation for Policy Research, the Sheikh Saqr Program for Government Excellence, and Civil Service Department of Ras Al Khaimah. Board member of the Federal Authority

Dr. Naceur Jabnoun

Dr. Naceur Jabnoun

Member

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

Dr. Ateeq Abdul Aziz Jaka Al Mansouri

Member

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

Dr. Nedal Mohamed Bin Shurbak Al Tenaiji

Dr. Nedal Mohamed Bin Shurbak Al Tenaiji

Member

Ph.D. in Leadership and Educational Development from Colorado State University, United States, 2005.  Member of the Federal National Council and General Director of Zayed House for Islamic Culture, Abu Dhabi Government.  Previously a member of the Arab League’s Arab Parliament.

Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim

Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim

Ex-officio Member

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