Board of trustees


Dr. Abdulrahman K. Al-Shaiji

Chairman Board of Trustees

Abdulrahman Al-Shaiji is presently the Chairman and Managing Director 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. Abdulrahman 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. Abdulrahman'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. Dr. 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.  Dr Arifa has an extensive consulting experience that includes performing projects for the IMF, the UNDP, the UNESCO, the UNIDO, and the World Bank.    


John Maddock - CEO Box Hill Institute TAFE

Member Board of Trustees

John Maddock has been the Chief Executive Officer of Box Hill Institute, Melbourne, Australia since 1999. Prior to this, John was CEO of Gordon Institute and during his career has held a variety of management roles in the TAFE sector. Before starting his career in education, John was employed by Arthur Andersen & Co. working in the business consultancy area. He has also been involved in many leadership roles across vocational education and training in Australia, including Deputy Chair of the Victoria Tertiary Admissions Centre, Member of the Victoria Curriculum & Assessment Authority, Member of Deakin University Council and Board Member of the Innovation and Business Skills Australia Board.


Mrs. Refaa Al Refai- Deputy Manager FCCSAR Kuwait

Member Board of Trustees

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).


Dr. Eqbal Al-Rahmani

Member Board of Trustees

Dr. Eqbal Al-Rahmani is currently an Associate Professor at the College of Business Administration, Kuwait University.  She graduated with a Ph. D degree in Economics from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, in December 1988.  Previously, she served as the Head of the Economics Department at Kuwait University between 2000 and 2005. She also served as a member of the Executive Board of the Kuwaiti Fund for Economic Development between 2001 and 2004. Dr. Al-Rahmani was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University, USA, from September 1993 till September 1994.She has several publications in the area of Population and Ecological Economics, and Economic Methodology.


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