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 nine 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

CEO

Al-Futooh Investment Company

Board Member

KIPCO Asset Management Company (KAMPCO)

Mr. Meshal Ali

Co-Founder & Vice Chair , Board of Trustees

American University of Kuwait

Chairman

Al Rayan Holding Company

CEO

National Offset Company

Mr. Wael Abdul-Ghafoor

Chair

American School of Kuwait

Co-Founder

American University of Kuwait

Mr. Faisal Al-Ayyar

Executive Vice Chairman

Kuwait Project Co. (Holding), KIPCO

Chairman

Panther Media Group Ltd., UAE (OSN)

Vice Chairman

Gulf Insurance Group

Vice Chairman

Mashare'a Al-Khair Establishment

Mr. Samer Khanachet

Group Chief Operating Officer

Kuwait Project Co. (Holding), KIPCO

Board Member

United Real Estate Co.

Board Member

Burgan Bank

Chairman

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

Thomas Bartlett, Ph.D.

Former President

Colgate University

Former President

American University in Cairo

Former Chancellor

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

Former Chancellor

State University of New York System

Trustee

American University in Cairo

Saeeda M. H. Jaffar, Ph.D.

Managing Director & Middle East Office Co-Head

Alvarez & Marsal - Middle East

Board Member

Bahrain Fintech Bay

H.E. Ambassador Abdullah Y. Bishara

Board Member

Kuwait Project Co. (Holding), KIPCO

Chairman

North Africa Holding Company – Kuwait

Board Member

Saudia Dairy & Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO)

Former Secretary General

Gulf Cooperation Council

Member

GCC Advisory Board

President

Diplomatic Center for Strategic Studies

Mohammad Jawad Behbehani, DMD, D.M.Sc.OB, FICD

Associate Professor - Faculty of Dentistry

Kuwait University

Former Dean - Faculty of Dentistry

Kuwait University

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

Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations Emeritus

Dartmouth College

Relationship Coordinator (Director)

The Dartmouth College-American University of Kuwait Program

President

Tangier American Legation

Rawda H. Awwad, Ph.D.

President

American University of Kuwait