Management

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

Acting President

Dr. Rana has been working in the Higher Education sector for the past 24 years. 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).

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.

Dr. Rana 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 member of Node (Network of Organizational Development Expert) which is affiliated with ISODC.Her areas of professional interest are strategic planning, leadership and governance, educational policy, assessment of student learning, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness with an emphasis on Higher Education.

Dr. Adel Sarea

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adel Sarea is the winner of the much-acclaimed Emerald Literati Award 2014 (UK). He possesses over 100 publications indexed in [SCOPUS, SSCI, ESCI, ABDC, ABS] and he has more than a decade of teaching experience. He has been bestowed with many awards and been summoned as the keynote speaker on several occasions. He serves on the editorial team of several international journals published by Elsevier, Emerald, and Taylor & Francis. He is a member of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). In 2015, he has been appointed as a recognized Ph.D. supervisor by Brunel University London. In 2021, he has been entitled as the Senior Editor of the International Journal of Emerging Markets (Emerald). Dr Adel currently is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University College of Bahrain (UCB).  

Dr. Nandita Sengupta

Dean - Department of Information Technology

Dr. Nandita Sengupta is holding the position of associate professor, Head of Information Technology Department and academic advisor for IT Program at University College of Bahrain. She is chairing the Department Council of department of Information Technology, Program Review and Development Committee (PRDC)  and member of various committees like University College Council, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committee, Scientific Research Council, Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee (LTAC)` in UCB. Dr. Sengupta has obtained her PhD in Engineering (Computer Science and Technology), Master of Technology and Bachelor of Engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur India. Dr. Sengupta is actively engaged with academic research. She has authored a book, published by Springer and 7 book chapters published by Springer, Elsevier. She has around 36 publications in international conferences and reputed journals which are peer reviewed and available in digital library of IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, ACM.

Dr. Shema Bukhari

Dean - Department of Communication and Multimedia

Dr Shema Bukhari is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at University College of Bahrain. She has got her PhD from Girne American University (North Cyprus) in 2016. She has an extensive 20 years of teaching experience. In her current position, she is involved in University improvement plan, advising, curriculum development and quality assurance. Her research interest lies in communication, New Media Studies and inter-disciplinary studies.

Ms. Abeer Rasti

Director - Human Resources

Ms. Abeer is the director of Human Resources is responsible for the smooth and profitable operation of the University human resources department. It is her responsibility to supervise and provide consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, budget, and labor relations. She is also expected to take a leadership role in developing a culture that enables employees to perform in accordance to the Universities objectives. Abeer enjoys a diverse, yet goal driven management experience, and holds a Master degree in Human Resources Management & Development from the University of Salford – UK.

Mr. Jamal Abdulla Al Mutawa

Director - Finance & Administration

Mr. Jamal Abdulla Al Mutawa is the Director of Finance and Administration at University College of Bahrain.  He is in charge of managing financial and administrative matters in the college.  Mr. Al Mutawa works hand in hand with all the concerned parties at the University to develop operational plans and help implement them.

Mr. Al Mutawa holds a master degree from the University of Bahrain, and a Bachelor degree in Information Systems Management from University of Maryland.

Sh. Ali Al Khalifa

Executive Director - Planning & Development

Sh. Ali Al Khalifa is holding the position of Executive Director - Planning and Development at University College of Bahrain. He 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. 

Mr. Faris Fawaz Alanazi

Director of Admissions and Registration

The Director of admissions oversees the evaluation of the admission process in an educational setting. As a director of admissions, Faris is responsible for developing the admission process, creating necessary criteria for the admission process, and recruiting students that pass the admission process. It is also his responsibility 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, and other admission requirements, and hiring and coaching admission staff are also his duty as a director of admissions. 

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