Board of trustees


Dr. Abdulrahman K. Al-Shaiji

Chairman Board of Trustees

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Shaiji is presently the Vice Chairman and CEO of (IIES) International Integrated Education Services k.s.c.c., Co-founder of Al-Manar Leasing & Finance, Assistant General Manager of Al-Imtiaz Investment, Deputy General Manager of Al-Madar Investment and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Wared Leasing & Finance. Dr. Al Shayji holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering, a Masters of Science Degree in Management from Colorado Tech University and a PhD in Islamic Finance. Dr. Al Shayji’s career includes working for the Ministry of Electricity and Water as an Instrument Engineer (1987-1991), Head Department of EHAC of the Industrial Institute, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (1993-1999), Assistant Manager of Strategic Planning & Product Development, Commercial Relations Manager, Sales Manager (1999-2001) and Senior Manager-Commercial Finance (2001-2003) at Al Dar Investment.

Pro. Ali S. Arifa – President of Box Hill College Kuwait

Member Board of Trustees

Professor Ali Arifa is currently the President of Box Hill College – Kuwait. He graduated with a Ph. D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1996.   He previously served at Kuwait University as a Faculty Member in the College of Business administration, as the Chairman of its AACSB maintenance of accreditation, and as the Director of its affiliated Business Administration Consulting Unit-Center of Excellence in Management. He also served as an Associate Professor at Lincoln University, in New Zealand. Pro. Arifa also served as a Visiting Professor in several Universities in different countries. He is a winner of several teaching awards, and has published in several areas in Economics.  Pro. Arifa has an extensive consulting experience that includes performing projects for the IMF, the UNDP, the UNESCO, the UNIDO, and the World Bank.

Mr. Grant Radford – Chief Executive Officer, Box Hill Institute, Victoria, Australia.

Member Board of Trustees

Mr. Grant Radford is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Box Hill Institute, Victoria, Australia.  He is a seasoned senior executive with extensive education sector expertise at both state government and Higher Education institution levels. He has a strong track record of delivery and driving organizational improvement.  He has been a remarkable shaper of strategic outcomes in many Australian organizations, through inspiring teams and leveraging deep commercial expertise.

Mr. John Qiu – Director International, Box Hill Institute, Victoria, Australia.

Member Board of Trustees

Mr. John Qiu is currently the Director International (Transnational Education) at Box Hill Institute, Victoria, Australia.  In his position, he drives the overall international operations for the Institute. His passion in international education is to integrate Internationalization and Localization, aiming to contribute to the social and economic development of the local communities through quality transnational education.  Over the last 20 years, John has held senior executive positions within both TAFE and University sectors in Australia.  He is a well-known leader with significant achievements in transnational education management and international student marketing and recruitment. His specializations include establishing strategic partnerships, international marketing, and providing expert advice in international policy and international relationships.

Dr. Jamal S. F. Al Sumait– Assistant Professor at PAAET

Member Board of Trustees

Dr. Jamal S. F. Al Sumait is Assistant Professor at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET). He presently serves as the Assistant Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at the College of Technological Studies. Dr. Al Sumait holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Miami – USA, a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Kuwait University and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK. He has an extensive teaching experience in the broad fields of electronics. Dr. Al Sumait has several publications in professional academic journals in his area of expertise.

Ms. Refaa Al Refai- Deputy Manager FCCSAR Kuwait Member Board of Trustees– Assistant Professor at PAAET

Member Board of Trustees

Ms. Refaa Al Refai is currently a Deputy Manager and shareholder, Al Sareh International Company. She is preparing for her PHD at Brunel University UK, graduated with MBA degree from Ahlia University, Bahrain in 2011. Previously served at Future Training Institute as a Director, she also served at Zain Telecommunication Company as a Marketing Analyst ( qualitative team leader).