University of Wollongong in Dubai Board
Mr Robert Ryan (Chair)
Chief Executive of IMB Ltd
Mr Robert Ryan is currently the Chief Executive of IMB Ltd, one of Australia’s largest mutual banks. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he held the positions of Deputy Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of IMB.
Prof Alex Frino
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy) of University of Wollongong
Prof Alex Frino is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy) of the University of Wollongong (UOW). A distinguished international financial economist, he is an alumnus of UOW and Cambridge University, and a former Fulbright Scholar. He is one of the best-published financial economists in the world with over 100 papers in leading scholarly journals.
Ms Marisa Mastroianni
Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of UOW Global Enterprises
Ms Marisa Mastroianni is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of UOW Global Enterprises. Ms Marisa is an experienced CEO and non-executive Director. Previously, Ms Marisa has held senior financial and executive roles in the maritime, health, retirement and aged care sectors.
Prof Mohamed-Vall M. Salem ZEIN
President of the University of Wollongong in Dubai
Prof Mohamed-Vall M. Salem ZEIN was appointed President of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) in January 2015, a role that sees him focused on driving initiatives to strengthen the position of UOWD as a leading academic institution in the UAE and the wider region. Prof Salem joined UOWD in 2004 and has since worked alongside the 320 employee-strong staff body in a number of leadership roles, including Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences and a ten-month period as Acting President of the University.
HE Dr Aisha Bin Bishr
Vice Chairman of Emaar Development Board of Directors
HE Dr Aisha Bin Bishr is the Vice Chairman of Emaar Development Board of Directors. She was previously the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity entrusted with Dubai’s city-wide smart transformation by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. HE Dr Aisha Bin Bishr led the creation of ‘The Smart City Index’ - the first-ever benchmark for smart city implementation across the globe in cooperation with ITU and the United Nations.
Ms Manal AlBayat
Chief Community Engagement Officer at EXPO 2020
Ms Manal AlBayat is the Chief Community Engagement Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai. She is responsible for driving excitement, ownership and active participation across the domestic population, both Emirati and expatriate.