The Board of Trustee is the governing body of the university and its policies. The Board consists of several members that represent distinguished professionals in various related fields, such as politics, industry and academics.
The Board of Trustees Responsibilities are:
Appoints the president.
Establishes broad institutional policies.
Approves and reviews the institution’s mission and strategic plans.
Approves educational programs of a quality consistent with the institution’s mission.
Confers, or authorizes the conferring of academic degrees.
Secures financial resources to support the institutional goals adequately.
Approves the annual budget.
Approves major facilities, contracts, and campus plans.
Ensures that the institution is subject to an annual external Audit.
Approves the selection of an external Auditor and receives the Auditor’s report.
Approves the inter-institutional collaborations and agreements.
Evaluates the performance of the President and approves his/her contract and continuance in office.
Evaluates its own performance and the performance of individual members and uses that evaluation for improvement.
Jurisdictional Limitations: The Governing Body (Board) authority
Does not interfere in management decisions or with internal academic bodies.
Is not involved in the day-to-day operation of the institution.
Mr. Ahmad Said Brook Al Humairi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. At present, he is the Head of the Human Resources Department where his main duties lie in the finding the manpower with the essential skills, educational background and extensive experience as needed by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Apart from this, he is also responsible for the training and development of each staff. Hence, he organized trainings, seminars and workshops beneficial for every employee.
Mr. Al Humairi is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Al Ain University of Science and Technology and serves on the Board of Directors at Takaful Emarat.
H. E. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani is the Chairman of INDEX Holding, one of the leading national corporations in the region.
Under the leadership of H. E. Dr. Al Madani, INDEX Holding diversified and branched out to different sectors. His innovative ideas paved the way for INDEX Holding to be well known and respected in the textile and tailoring industry, trading and investment, events management and healthcare industry.
Presently, it has eight subsidiaries. The Abdul Salam Al Madani Textile Trading & Tailoring, INDEX Trading and Investment (ITI), INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Organizations Est. (ICE), Bigdot, INDEX Healthcare and Management (IHCM), INDEX Medical Center (IMC), INDEX Shared Services (ISS) and INDEX Holding Korea.
Dr. Al Madani holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Healthcare Management from the United States of America. Given his involvement and vast experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Al Madani is part of the Honorary Members Circle of the International Hospital Federation.
Mr. Mohammed Atatreh received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from UAE University located in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates in 2004. He also holds an MBA degree from Al Ain University of Science and Technology.
His proficiency in the Real Estate and Development sector is brought about by his experiences leading a property development company.
H. E. Mr. Mohammed AlHabbai received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Salem International University located in Salem, West Virginia, USA.
Mr. AlHabbai, with his notable educational background and business acumen has been the Chief Executive Officer of Dubailand since 2007. Before becoming CEO, he served as the Chief Officer Urban Planning and Infrastructure. Currently, his responsibilities include Investor Management, Destination Management and Infrastructure Development for the leisure and entertainment destination by Dubai Properties Group, a subsidiary of Dubai Holding.
He has also been a part of the travel and tourism industry, having been an Area Manager for the largest airline in the Middle East, Emirates Airline in Dubai, Azerbaijan, Qatar, Egypt and Switzerland for 15 years.
Prof. Abdelhafid Belarbi obtained his Ph.D. in Economic Development and Econometrics from University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Prior to joining Al Falah University in Fall Semester AY 2017-2018, Prof. Belarbi has an extensive academic and administrative experience from universities in USA, Algeria, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. His management responsibilities included being Department Chief of Finance and Banking, Department Chief of Tourism and Hospitality, Deputy Dean of Business Faculty, Vice President at multiple university campuses. He also served as consultant for knowledge management.
Prof. Belarbi being active in research has published numerous papers in notable Economics and Business journals. His research interests comprise papers on Higher Education Risk Management, Asymmetric Information in Higher Education, Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization, Managerial Economics, and Islamic Economics & Finance.
He has also participated in several local, regional and international conferences, invited as guest speaker at numerous National TV productions and at the Ramadan’s Royal Scientific Council in Amman and as Inter-Faith Dialogue Contributor.
Dr. Noor Aldeen Atatreh earned his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from The University of Manchester, UK in 2007 and his Master of Science (MSc) in Drug Chemistry from Newcastle University in 2004.
Dr. Atatreh’s research interests concentrates on drug development and discovery of new drugs, computer aided drug design and cancer research. Being an experienced researcher, his papers were published in several peer reviewed journals. He has also attended and participated in several conferences here and abroad.
He holds memberships from distinguished organizations such as the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK and the British Association of Cancer Research. He is also a member of the American Association of Cancer Research in the USA.