The Management at University College of Bahrain play an important part in the running of the University and providing perspective and guidance to the management. The current Management Members are: 

Dr. Rana Sawaya Zeitounie


Dr. Rana has been working in the Higher Education sector for the past 24 years. During the span of her two decades in the educational sector Dr Rana held key administrative positions, and she is an Assistant Professor at the Business Administration program teaching various management and marketing courses. She authored numerous publications in refereed international journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Rana continues to be very active in the professional education circles and serves as a chair of Node (Network of Organizational Development Expert) which is affiliated with ISODC.

Dr. Rana holds a PhD Degree in Business Administration from Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University in France (2017), a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Lebanese American University, Lebanon (2003) and a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration from the University of Balamand, Lebanon (1998).

Professor (Dr.) Manish Verma

Vice President – Academic Affairs

Dr. Manish is a senior academic administrator with varied experience in academics, research, and media industry. Prof. Verma did his master’s from Panjab University India and completed his PhD with award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by Government of India. He also holds a post graduate program in Media Arts & Production from University of Technology Sydney Australia and is an alumnus of prestigious Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.

Prof. Verma’s are of expertise include Academic Administration, Academic Affairs, Academic and Research Planning, Academic Auditing, Quality Assurance and Compliance, Accreditation & Rankings and Strategic Planning. In his career spanning 25 years, and as a professor of 11-year standing, he has excelled in academic administration and management in top-ranking Indian universities & Institutions.


Mr. Faris Fawaz Alanazi

Director - Admissions and Registration

Mr. Faris is responsible for the admission process and recruiting students that pass the admission criteria and to assist with marketing and promotional campaigns about various programs in the school, supervising all promotional events, student interviews, campus tours, and other administrative activities, managing registration paperwork, such as scholarship grants, financial aid applications. 

Mr. Faris holds a Master degree of Business Administration (MBA) from Anglia Ruskin University ‘ARU’ Cambridge/ UK (2020) and a Bachelor of Science with honors "Upper Second Class" from ARU Cambridge/ UK (2019). He has a good experience in student recruitment process.

Sh. Ali Al Khalifa

Executive Director - Strategic Planning

Sh. Ali Al Khalifa is responsible for the planning, organizing, implementing of strategies to meet the goals and objectives in the area of development and enhancement of the University. 

 Sh. Ali Al Khalifa holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from Marymount University-USA