Professor Waheeb Ahmed Al Khaja, Chairman
Professor Waheeb holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds in the U.K. He is currently Chairman of Board of Trustees, and Managing Director of Golf Educational Projects (W.L.L) (Applied Science University) in Kingdom of Bahrain. Professor Waheeb held the position of President, Applied Science University, Bahrain from 2004 to 2015 and prior to that was a faculty member of the Department of Technological Studies, College of Postgraduate Studies, Arabian Gulf University from 1986 to 2004. He has also held a host of other senior management and academic positions. Professor Waheeb is widely published and a member of numerous organizations and societies including the American Concrete Institute; Bahrain Society of Engineers; Concrete Society, London; Society of Academics, Bahrain and the Arab Council of Admission & Registration Organization for Universities in The Arab Countries, Kuwait. And Fellow of Chartered Institute of Building (UK)
Dr. Fatima Mohamed Yousif Al-Balooshi, Vice Chairman
Dr. Fatima holds an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University in New York. She was the previous Minister of Social Development from 2005 until 2014, the Acting Minister of Health from 2011 until 2012, and the Minister of Human Rights and Social Development from 2010 until 2012. She also worked as a Professor at the University of Bahrain from 1996 until 2005.
Dr. Fayez Hashim A.Latief Al-Sadah, Board Member
Dr. Fayez holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Leeds in the UK. He has previously worked as a General Manager in Bahrain National Oil Company and Bahrain Petroleum Company. He worked as a General Secretary in the Supreme Oil Company and was a chairman in the Bahrain Aviation Fuel Company. He was a member of the Board of Trustees in Bahrain University and is currently a member of the board in the National Oil and Gas Authority.
Professor Ghassan Aouad, Board Member
Professor Ghassan Aouad holds a Ph.D in Construction Management and IT from Loughborough University. He is the President of Applied Science University in Bahrain since November 2014. Prior to this he was Vice President for Academic Affairs at Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST) based in Kuwait. Before joining GUST he was the President of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). Prior to his role at UOWD, he was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Dean of the College of Science and Technology at the University of Salford in the UK.
Mr. Adel Abdulla Nass, Board Member
Mr. Adel holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the National University in California. He is currently the Head of the Finance Department of Nass The Group. The Group is a major construction, industrial and commercial organization with operations throughout the Gulf and overseas.
Mr. Waleed Al Khaja, Board Member
Mr. Waleed Alkhaja holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from North Texas State University. He joined the Pension Fund Commission in Bahrain as Director of Investment in 2005 after 19 years in the Investment Directorate at the Ministry of Finance. In 2008 he became Director of Investment in the Social Insurance Organization (Pension) and in 2010 took up the position of Executive Director in SIO Asset Management Company. In 2013 he joined his family-owned business. Mr. Alkhaja is the Managing Director of AMAK Property and Development.
Mr. Ghazi Abdulla Ahmed Nass holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California State University, and is Chief Executive Officer for Nass Contracting, based in the Company’s Head Office in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He represents the Contracting business in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. In addition to Nass Contracting, Ghazi is a Main Board member of Nass Corporation and A.A Nass & Sons. Mr. Ghazi was served with an award from His Majesty King Hamad for Services to the Construction Industry in December 2012.
Mr. Mohamad Yaqoob Al Aamer, Board Member
Mr. Mohamad Yaqoob holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of South Wales. He has worked in the Civil Service Bureau as a Public Relations Manager and in the Crown Prince Court as an Accounting Manager. He later joined the Royal Court as Director of Public Affairs and is currently a Consultant of Private Affairs in the Royal Court.