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

Today, the AKBS Advisory Board is composed of 15 internationally recognized institutions and business leaders from a wide range of industry sectors. 

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



Founder and Chairman of Al-Khalifa Business School

H.E. Prof. Sir Manuel Freire-Garabal y Núñez Ph.D.H., FRAS, FRSA, FRAI  



Media Business Department Professor

H.E. Prof. Sir Igor Olegovich Eleferenko Ph.D.

Russian Federation


President of the Open World Program

H.E. Prof. Sir Brian Patrick Luining FRSA

The Netherlands


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

Afaf Konja

Former Spokesperson at United Nations

United States of America

Prof. Sir Anthony Ritossa FRSA

Chairman at The Ritossa Family Office 

United Arab Emirates


Imagen relacionada

Prof. Jagannath Patnaik Ph.D. 

Vice-Chancellor at ICFAI University


Sayed Hadi Al Alawi FRSA

Chairman at Al Hayat Group

Kingdom of Bahrain

Resultado de imagen de hari eppanapallyHari Eppanapally Ph.D.

Vice-President at The Bank of New York Mellon

United States of America

Mohamed Al Ali 

CEO at Sheikh Ahmad Bin Obaid Al Maktoum International Investment Enterprises 

United Arab Emirates 

H.E. Sheikh Ahmed El Haiba 

Chairman of Investment Gate

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sir Sergey Pecheliev 

Vice-Rector at MGIMO-University

Russian Federation

Ali G. Asiri

General Manager at Directorates Merging Project of National Water Company

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Honorary Members

H.H. Mahmoud Salah Al Din Assaf 
Royal Patron of Al-Khalifa Business School


H.M. Togbe Osei III 

Traditional ruler of Godenu 


H.E. Sir Luis Suárez Hernández Ph.D.H. 

President at Suarez Museum of Natural Science & History

United States of America

Former Members

Academic Year 2019-2020