Leadership

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is AUK’s governing body. The Board’s terms of reference are outlined in the AUK By-Laws. The self-perpetuating and self-governing Board is currently composed of 8 members, in addition to the University President and the Dartmouth College Relationship Coordinator (Director) as an ex-officio member. The Board of Trustees meets twice a year in AUK’s Salmiya campus.

Shaikha Dana Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah

Founder & Chair , Board of Trustees

American University of Kuwait

Chair

United Education Company

Executive Manager

Al-Futooh Investment Company

Board Member

KIPCO Asset Management Company

Mr. Meshal Ali

Co-Founder & Vice Chair , Board of Trustees

American University of Kuwait

CEO

National Offset Company

Mr. Wael Abdul-Ghafoor

Chair

American School of Kuwait

Co-Founder

American University of Kuwait

Mr. Faisal Al-Ayyar

Vice Chair

Gulf Insurance Group

Vice Chair

KIPCO Asset Management Company

Vice Chair

Mashare'a Al-Khair Establishment

Chair

Panther Media Group Ltd., UAE (OSN)

Mr. Samer Khanachet

Board Member

Burgan Bank

Board Member

KIPCO Asset Management Company

Group Chief Operating Officer

Kuwait Project Co. (Holding)

Chair

Taka'ud Savings & Pensions B.S.C., Bahrain

Board Member

United Real Estate Co.

Thomas Bartlett, Ph.D.

Former President

American University in Cairo

Former Chancellor State University of New York System Trustee

American University in Cairo

Former President

Colgate University

Former Chancellor

University of Alabama System and the Oregon State System of Higher Education

Walid E. Moubarak, Ph.D.

Director Institute of Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation

Lebanese American University

Member

Lebanese President's Steering Committee on National Dialogue

Dale F. Eickelman, Ph.D. (ex officio member)

Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations

Dartmouth College

Relationship Coordinator (Director)

the Dartmouth College-American University of Kuwait Program