Executive Office

        Professor Abdullah Al Shamsi

Vice Chancellor

Abdullah Mohammed Alshamsi was appointed as Vice Chancellor of The British University in Dubai (BUiD) in February 2007. Before this, he was a Professor of civil engineering at UAEU. In 1980 Alshamsi graduated from Eckerd College, USA with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), followed by another Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honors  (Distinction) in 1982 and a Masters in Civil Engineering in 1983 both from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Alshamsi went on to complete his PhD from Leeds University (UK) in the area of Concrete Properties in Hot Climates in 1988. In January 1989 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at UAEU. He was then promoted to the ranks of Associate Professor and finally Professor in 2002.


       Hugh Martin(FRSA)

Registrar & Chief Administrative Officer

Hugh graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (Hons) and an MA (Hons) in English Language and Literature. This was followed by an MLitt in Creative Writing (with Distinction) from the University of St Andrews. His PhD research is in rhetoric and writing.

Hugh has worked in Higher Education senior management for over 20 years, including as the University Secretary at the University of Bedfordshire, the Chief of Staff at the London School of Economics, the Head of Governance at the University of Bristol, and the Executive Officer at the University of St Andrews. His most recent post is Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer at The British University in Dubai.


     Salam Khoury

Executive Administrator / PA to the Vice Chancellor and the Registrar & CAO

Salam Khoury holds the position of an executive administrator at British University in Dubai, providing support to the Registrar and the academic office. Salam is also, appointed as a personal assistance to the vice-chancellor, managing tasks and agenda according to prioritisation of events. Salam’s experience spans for over 15 years of responsibilities in handling assignments for human resources and managerial activities in industries that included telecom, NGOs, banking, and education. Salam attained her MBA from the British University in Dubai and currently is a PhD in Business Management candidate at the British University Dubai.

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