Mr. Ali Janahi
A qualified Mechanical Engineer, Mr. Ali Janahi, Director of Facilities Management, is responsible for providing a safe, clean, productive, and well-maintained physical environment for the University community. A role with a large scope and overseeing a dedicated team, he manages the planning and operation of a sustainable and holistic campus ecosystem to support academic excellence. He leads all University infrastructure including Security & Safety, Campus Clinic, Recycling, Landscaping, Maintenance, Energy & Water, F&B Services, Bookstore, and Sports Center. He is also key in creating strategy for ongoing expansion and innovation projects on the state-of-the-art campus, such as new laboratories and technology implementation.
Mr. Janahi brings over 20 years of operational management experience to AUBH, having owned and operated his own renowned construction company as part of a consortium, which remains operational today. He was previously General Manager of multi-faceted Bahraini business Almeer Group, where he was at the helm of a workforce of 800 in the successful management of the company’s interests in Retail, FMCG, Building Materials, Logistics, Food and Beverages, Travel & Tourism, and Training. His practical expertise were honed during his role as Technical Services Manager and Acting General Manager for one of Bahrain’s most ambitious real estate projects, Durrat Al Bahrain. He ran a 24/7 technical response team for infrastructure and utilities, as well as leading procurement, contractor management, and technical regulation for this 15-island mega-project. He has also served as a practicing Mechanical Engineer at the beginning of his career for both GPIC and EWA, responsible for daily troubleshooting activities and maintenance, in the operations of Bahrain’s petrochemicals, power plant, and desalination facilities.
Mr. Janahi holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh. Throughout his career, he has traveled the world undertaking international qualifications in his field, including Best Practice Facilities Management in Dubai, Mastering Negotiation in Berlin, and Visual Programming in Saudi Arabia.