Major Gen. Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Major General Dr. Ahmed Naser Al Raisi is a leading UAE law enforcement officer and the current General Inspector of the Ministry of Interior, UAE. He was appointed to this position in April 2015 after leaving an indelible mark upon the Abu Dhabi Police, General Directorate of Central Operations.

Mr. Khalaf Al Qubaisi

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees

A passionate entrepreneur, Mr. Khalaf Al Qubaisi is currently the Chairman of Specialized Investment Group (SIG), headquartered in Al Ain and holds the role of Deputy Chairman of the board of trustees at the American University in the Emirates (AUE) since its inception.

Prof. Muthanna G. Abdul Razzaq

President and CEO of the AUE

An eminent professional, educationist, Professor Muthanna Abdul Razzaq, completed his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Al Mustansirya University. He got his Postgraduate Diploma in Cost Accounting from Baghdad University and moved to the UK to finish his Ph.D in Management Accounting, form the University of Manchester (UMIST).

Mr. Mirza Al Sayegh

Board Member, Director - Office of H.H Sheikh Hamden Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Mirza Al Sayegh was born in Dubai, UAE, attended private tuition at his father’s school in the early days and in 1957 he attended the first UAE Government School in Dubai for his primary education years. After completing his secondary education at Dubai Secondary School, in 1967 Mirza was enrolled in the University of Jordan, and graduated with a BA in Business Administration in 1971.

Matthew D. Shank, Ph.D.

Board Member, President Emeritus and Professor of Marketing, Marymount University Interim President, World Affairs Council, Washington DC

Matthew D. Shank became Marymount University’s sixth president in July 2011 and recently resigned as President Emeritus in June, 2018 after seven years of service. After a successful tenure at Marymount, President Shank is currently serving as the interim President of the World Affairs Council – DC. In January, 2019, Dr. Shank will become the 8th President of the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges, a consortium of 15 private universities in the Commonwealth.

Prof. Suzanne Trager Ortega

Board Member, President of the Council of Graduate Schools

Suzanne Ortega became the sixth President of the Council of Graduate Schools on July 1, 2014. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as the University of North Carolina (UNC) Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (2011-14). Previous appointments include the Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of New Mexico, Vice Provost and Graduate Dean at the University of Washington, and the University of Missouri.

Dr. M. Jean Keller, CTRS, FALS

Board Member, University of North Texas, USA

Dr. M. Jean Keller is a professor in the University of North Texas (UNT) Department of Kinesiology and Public Health. She has served UNT as Vice President for Equity and Diversity and Community Engagement for the past five years. She previously served as Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Transition of UNT Dallas for five years.

Mr. Abdullatif Abdulla Ahmed Al Mulla

Board Member, Group Chief Executive Office of RMB

Mr. Abdullatif Abdulla Ahmed Al Mulla currently serves as Group Chief Executive Office of RMB, a conglomerate in the real Estate development and contracting. Prior to this Abdullatif Al Mulla took the helm of Dubai Properties Group (DPG) as Group CEO, bringing with him over two decades of experience in strategic leadership.

Frank F. Islam

Board Member, Chairman/ CEO of FI Investment Group (FIIG), USA

Frank F. Islam is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, civic leader and thought leader. Frank has a special commitment to civic, educational and artistic causes. In all of his endeavors, he strives to create opportunities that are sustainable and uplifting for humanity - guided by the virtues of hard work, focus, quality, innovation and kindness.


Board Member, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, UAE Ministry of Defence

Major General Abdulla joined the UAE Air Force in 1980 and completed his Officer training course at Madina Base Texas, USA in 1981. He attended Under Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base in 1982 and the Mirage Conversion course in 1983. He became a Mirage OPS Pilot in 1985 and was later appointed as Mirage OPS Flight Commander in 1988.