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. Rasha Samir Mohammed

Acting President

Acting President Dr. Rasha has earned her PhD in Public Relations. Dr Rasha has also achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in Higher Education.

During the span of her two-decade career in academia, Dr. Rasha has published a plethora of research papers in international journals and participated in many conferences locally, regionally, and globally. A life-long learner Dr. Rasha continues to publish and research in her areas of expertise, namely Reputation Management, Electronic Media, and Public Relations.

Since her appointment as an Acting President of UCB in April 2021, Dr. Rasha has championed a significant commitment to ensuring the quality of teaching and learning, student academic, personal, and professional success, advancing community engagement and development as well as expanding partnerships with local universities. Following UCB’s mission, Dr Rasha aims at transforming lives of UCB students by ensuring a high quality of teaching and learning.

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. Abdullah Al-Hadrami

Dean - Department of Business Administration

Dr. Abdullah Al-Hadrami is working currently as An Associate Professor of Accounting at the University College of Bahrain (UCB). Dr. Abdullah obtained his Ph.D. in Accounting from Coventry University (UK) in 2012.  He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching accounting subjects. Dr.Abdullah currently is the Head of the Business Administration Department. Dr. Abdullah has published several papers in peer-reviewed international journals. His research interest is on the Accounting Education, Corporate Governance, and Financial Accounting

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.

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. 

Dr. Rana Sawaya Zeitounie


Dr. Rana role is to lead and oversee the office of Admission and Registration . She coordinates with Senior management and Head of Programs to identify enrollment goals and leads enrollment management initiatives to achieve those goals.

Dr. Rana holds a Doctorate Degree of Business Administration from Jean Moulin Lyon III 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).