Dr Khalid Al Khalifa is an Associate Fellow within the Global Fellowship Initiative of the GCSP. Born in 1956, Dr. Khalid Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa is a member of the royal family and the Founder & Executive Chairman of Board of Trustees of University College of Bahrain. Dr. Khalid holds a Ph.D. from University of Northumbria, UK, Master of Science in Technology Management from Arabian Gulf University and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Bahrain. From an early age, Dr. Khalid had a passion for teaching and he is an expert in Leadership, Strategy and Organization Behavior. Even while he was a student at the Islamic University in Madina, Saudi Arabia, he started teaching in the summer centers for Islamic culture.
When he conceptualized University College of Bahrain (UCB), and brought it in existence, in 2002, Dr. Khalid’s vision was to provide a world class university for the people of Bahrain, offering qualitative cutting-edge knowledge & expertise. It is his passion towards continuous learning and imparting knowledge, that UCB has been growing continuously. Dr. Khalid has undergone specialized training courses in Financial Management at London Business School. He has also attended training course in Educational Management at Harvard Graduate School of Education, amongst many others. What makes him a true leader is his love and passion for the field of education and his generosity, whether it is in his offering scholarships to needy students or standing with the staff at the university.