Dr. Amal Al Awadhi
A seasoned education professional with a skill for developing relationships with stakeholders of all backgrounds and ages, Dr. Amal Al Awadhi, as Director of Student Affairs, oversees AUBH’s Admissions function and several other areas of the student experience. She brings over 14 years of expertise in education and development to AUBH, having formerly held the position of Head of the Center for Academic Studies at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF). This role allowed her to develop an unrivaled eye for quality control, planning, and monitoring the quality of a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in partnership with international universities from the United Kingdom and the United States. A natural collaborator, she is familiar with transnational education policies and procedures, and is able to apply her knowledge to ensure AUBH meets all governance requirements of the Higher Education Council (HEC) and the Bahrain Quality Assurance Authority (BQA).
Before moving to the area of academics, Dr. Al Awadhi previously managed the Assessment & Development Center at BIBF. The position allowed her to work closely with different companies and financial institutions for recruitment and training purposes. Throughout her career, she has been continuously focused on self-development, undertaking internationally-recognized courses and training in coaching and mentoring, HR, and assessment. She is also proud to have been instrumental in managing the Crown Prince International Scholarship Candidacy Program during her time at BIBF.
Dr. Al Awadhi currently holds a Doctorate in Education from University of Bath (UK), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the same university, a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from DePaul University (U.S.) and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Kent (U.K.).