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 member 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.
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
Ms. Abeer Rasti
Director - Administration and Finance
Ms. Abeer is responsible for the smooth and profitable operation of the University by supervising and providing consultation to management on strategic business planning, compensation, benefits, training and development, budget, and labor relations and takes a leadership role in developing a transformational culture within the organization.
Ms. Abeer holds a Master degree in Human Resources Management & Development from the University of Salford – UK, and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from New York Institute of Technology.
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.
Aamir Abbas Chaudhry
Director – Quality Assurance & Accreditation
Mr. Aamir has experience of nearly two decades in academia and the corporate sector. He is a passionate Accreditations, Quality Assurance (QA), and Internationalization professional in Higher Education who takes lead in improving the educational systems through excellence in documentation, globally acclaimed accreditations, promoting quality practices, and establishing linkages within academia and also with the industry so that 360-degree transformation for continuous improvement can be ensured in university operations. He is an internationally highly respected quality assurance and accreditations enthusiast known for his clarity of purpose. He has established thousands of trustworthy connections with leading academics worldwide during the last 20 years and has trained thousands of learners and corporate professionals.
Aamir is leading and responsible for quality assurance and accreditation endeavors at University College of Bahrain (UCB) with a mandate to make path-breaking contributions and raise the bar of quality in all facets of UCB operations.