Board Of Trustess

James Butler

James Butler

Chairman of Governing Board - American College of Dubai

Doctor in Philosophy from the Ohio State University. Former professor of History and Economics at the University of Maryland (European division). Founder of numerous university programs in various countries, most recently the American College of Dubai which allows students to begin their academic studies in the United Arab Emirates and then later transfer to a university in the USA, Canada, or the United Kingdom to obtain Associate and BBA degrees. The American College of Dubai also allows students from the Middle East and Asia to obtain Bachelor’s or Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. Dr. Butler is currently the Chairman of the Governing Board of the American College of Dubai, which is officially approved by the Ministry of Higher Education of the United Arab Emirates.

William J. O’Brien, MSc.

William J. O’Brien, MSc.

President - American College of Dubai

William O’Brien is the president of the American College of Dubai, and has been since the year 2001. During this time he has supervised the implantation and official approval of diverse degrees and qualifications. Before presiding over the ACD, he worked as a Regional President of Raytheon Company in the Middle East and served as an officer in the United States Air Force. He has a Masters in Science from the University of Southern California and a degree from the University of Massachusetts, where he graduated cum laude..

Poonam Singh, Ph. D.

Poonam Singh, Ph. D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs - American College of Dubai

Poonam Singh obtained a Doctorate in Anthropology from Syracuse University in New York. She previously held the position of Director of General Education and has been working for the American College since 1999, currently holding the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs. Has participated actively in the accreditation process of the university programs that ACD offers. Worked as Community Development Specialist for the Center for Human Settlements of the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya and Nepal, and subsequently as a Rural Sociologist in Myanmar.

Lesley Zweigman

Lesley Zweigman

Vice President for Academic Affairs at Anglo Educational Services

Lesley Zweigman is an expert in Professional Educational Management with a strong background in the planning, administration, coordination of academic programs, scholarships, and study abroad. Currently the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Anglo Educational Services, a division of the Lowy Group that was established in 1971 to serve the growing amount of foreign students in the United Kingdom and Europe. AES offers a comprehensive service ranging from guest lectures to visits to specialized sites and cultural activities.  

George Bassilios

George Bassilios

Mr. Bassilios is an Egyptian-Canadian executive. He has a degree in Business Administration and Political Sciences with a Masters in International Politics through the McGill University in Canada. Has directed several companies operating in the offshore oil and gas industries, as well as in the agribusiness field. Mr. Bassilios is multilingual: English, French, Arabic, and can hold a fluent conversation in Spanish. Has worked and traveled extensively in Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.

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