Council Members

In 2021, on the signature of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai renewed the formal authority of the University to award degrees upon ratification by the University Senate. The University is governed by a council under the chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.


Professor Abdullah Alshamsi
Vice Chancellor, The British University in Dubai

HE Mirza Al Sayegh
Member of the Board of Trustees, Al Maktoum Foundation

HE Ahmad Butti Al Murhaibi
Secretary-General, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Sheikha Hind Al Mualla
Vice-President, Employability and Knowledge Economy, Higher Colleges of Technology

Khalid Al Malik
Managing Director, Dubai Holding; Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Holding Real Estate

John Martin St Valery
Director, Government & Special Relationships, British Business Group in Dubai and the Northern Emirates

Aida Salamanca MBE
Country Director, British Council, UAE

Hugh Martin
Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer, The British University in Dubai

Christopher Melbourne Jenkins
Senior Vice President , Tanfeeth (an Emirates NBD company)

Omar Ali Adib
Senior Vice President Customers – Middle East and Africa, Rolls-Royce International

Campbell Gray
Chief Executive Officer of AtkinsRéalis, Middle East and Africa

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