Board of Directors

  • Dr. Abdullah Saif Ahmed Al Sabahy

    Dr Abdullah Al-Sabahy began his career in early 1990 with Oman's national carrier, Oman Air. Sometime later, he moved to the Office of the Special Advisor for External Liaison, to His Majesty, the Sultan of Oman, and held the position of Director of External Liaison until 2000. During this period, in the year 1995, he enrolled for the MBA programme at the University of Wolverhampton, and then pursued the PhD program in 1996. His PhD research was based on the Implementation of Total Quality Management in the finance industry in Oman and the UAE. 
    He assumed office as the founding Chairman of the Middle East College in the year 2001. In 2002, he joined Halliburton Worldwide Limited, Oman, as Quality Manager. Subsequently he was appointed Procurements and Materials Manager in the same concern. In the year 2007, Dr. Sabahy and his colleague, Mr. Lefeer, co-founded the Asian Institute of Gaming & Animation (AIGA), Bangalore, India; AIGA is one of the members of NASSCOM and an advisory body to the Government of India and Government of Karnataka. Dr Abdullah Saif Ahmed Al Sabahy has recently been awarded Honorary Fellowship (2012) by the University of Wolverhampton UK, in recognition of his contributions to the field of higher education in the Sultanate of Oman. 

  • Mr. Lefeer Muhamed Marakkarackayil

    Mr. Lefeer Muhamed Marakkarackayil is an alumnus of the University of Wolverhampton.  He completed his MBA in the year 1996, with a major in International Business. After completing his studies, he began his career in the manufacturing industry and then in the service sector in India. In the year 2001, Mr. Marakkarackayil assumed office as the founding Managing Director of the Middle East College. He has actively contributed to its development with his noble leadership. Today, it is a leading higher education provider in the Middle East. In the year 2007, Mr. Marakkarackayil along with Dr. Sabahy, co-founded the Asian Institute of Gaming & Animation (AIGA), Bangalore, India, which is one of the members of NASSCOM, and an advisory body to the Government of India and Government of Karnataka. Mr. Lefeer Muhamed Marakkarackayil has been awarded Honorary Fellowship (2012) by the University of Wolverhampton UK, in recognition of his contribution in the field of higher education in the Sultanate of Oman.

  • Mr. Hooi Ka Cheong

    Mr Hooi Ka Cheong has over two decades of experience in the construction industry and has managed multibillion dollar projects across the world for different multinational corporations. The clientele and projects managed by him are iconic. In pursuit of a new challenge he started his own turnkey construction company in Singapore in the year 2009. Based on his rich experience in the region he established Evolution Overseas in the Sultanate with few other distinguished industrialist friends. He steers the company at the helm, providing direction and key inputs in the operation and project management. Extremely versatile, he is a source of inspiration and energy for the entire company.