Head of College and Vice-Chancellor of Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education
Head of College
As Head of College and Vice-Chancellor of Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, Dr Abubaker remains committed to the furtherance of the College’s vision, mission and objectives to become a leading institution of higher education at the national and international levels.
Born in Benghazi, Libya, Dr Abubaker completed all his further and higher education in Scotland gaining an HND in Mechanical Engineering (Bell College of Technology), BA (Hons) in Information Management, MSc in Mechatronics and Project Management (Abertay University), and PhD in Construction Management at the University of Dundee.
Dr Abubaker joined the Al-Maktoum College when it was first opened back in 2001 and has played a significant role in the development of the College as a recognised centre of learning. Initially appointed as Director of Operations, his responsibilities included general administration, financial management, student administration and estates management.
He joined the College’s Board of Directors in 2008 and has established strong connections within the higher education sector, local government, businesses, and communities, as well as good connections with national and international government departments and agencies. Prior to working at the College, he has held various positions within the manufacturing and retail industries both in the UK and Libya. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of several local charities.