The AKBS Advisory Board, chaired by Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez, is responsible for overseeing strategic moves, financial decisions, budgets and end-of-year accounts and for appointing the Dean.

Today, the AKBS Board is composed of internationally recognized institutions and business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors. 

Board Committees, appointed by and reporting to the Board, are also involving representatives of AKBS management and external experts, deal with more specific issues like the Management and Finance Committee, the Campaign Board and the Fellowship Committees.


Advisory Board Members

Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly to announce the President’s First Thematic Debate

Afaf Konja (United States of America)

Former Spokesperson at United Nations

Sir Anthony Ritossa FRSA (United Arab Emirates)

Chairman at The Ritossa Family Office 

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Jagannath Patnaik Ph.D. (India)

Vice-Chancellor at ICFAI University

Sayed Hadi Al Alawi (Kingdom of Bahrain)

Chairman at Al Hayat Group

Resultado de imagen de hari eppanapallyHari Eppanapally Ph.D. (United States of America)

Vice-President at The Bank of New York Mellon

Mohamed Al Ali (United Arab Emirates)

CEO at Sheikh Ahmad Bin Obaid Al Maktoum International Investment Enterprises 


Sir Sergey Pecheliev (Russian Federation) 

Vice-Rector at MGIMO-University

Ali G. Asiri (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) 

General Manager at Directorates Merging Project of National Water Company

Honorary Advisory Board Members

Traditional ruler of Godenu 



H.E. Sir Luis Suárez Hernández Ph.D.H. (United States of America)

President at Suarez Museum of Natural Science & History

Former Advisory Board Members

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