1. Academic and Research Affairs Committee

The Academic and Research Affairs Committee was formed as a constituent committee emanating from the Board based on the approval of the Board of Trustees in its session No. (5), which was held on 28/11/1442H, corresponding to 07/08/2021. It is an advisory committee to the Board, responsible for assisting the Board in supervising IAU academic and research tasks as well strategic priorities. The role of the chairperson of the committee is to follow up on the education and research activities, along with submitting periodic recommendations to the Board for achieving the highest quality of the university’s academic programs for both undergraduate and postgraduate education in a manner that increases the effectiveness research sector and encourages purposeful experimentation with publicizing knowledge and information. The committee submits regular reports to the council and sets a framework for recommendations regarding issues of policies, quality, and financing for study and approval by the Board. Members of the committee include: -

  1. His Excellency Dr. Sahel Bin Nashaat Abdel-Gawad - Member of the Board and Chairman of the Committee
  2. His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Manea - Member of the Board as a member
  3. His Excellency Vice President for Academic Affairs - Member of the Board Member
  4. His Excellency Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research - as a member
  5. His Excellency Prof. Dr. Muhammad bin Saad Al Hammoud - as an external member
  6. Her Excellency Prof. Dr. Ibtisam bint Muhammad Al Mithal - Secretary of the Committee

2. Nominations and Remunerations Committee

The nominations and Remunerations Committee was formed as a constituent committee emanating from the Board based on the approval of the Board of Trustees in its session No. (6) - which was held on 02/02/1443H corresponding to 09/09/2021. Then it was re-formed based on the approval of the Board of Trustees in its passing session No. (7), which was held on 02/26/1443H corresponding to 03/10/2021.

The Committee's scope concerns recommending nominees and proposing rewards that will be passed to the Board as per the terms of reference and tasks, according to specific criteria and benchmarks which will support the Board in accordance with the principles of governance. Thus, the Board will ensure the development of the institutional system to be an objective and transparent system to make a qualitative leap in terms of procedures and mechanisms for nominations and rewards at IAU. Members of the committee include: -

  1. His Excellency Dr. Sahel Bin Nashaat Abdel-Gawad - Member of the Board and Chairman of the Committee
  2. His Excellency Dr. Ghazi bin Abdulrahman Al-Otaibi - Member of the Board as  a member
  3. His Excellency Dr. Omar bin Abdul-Qader Al-Suwailem - as an external member
  4. Her Excellency Prof. Dr. Ibtisam bint Muhammad Al Mithal- Secretary of the Committee

C. Audit Committee:

The audit Committee was formed as a constituent committee emanating from the IAU Board of Trustees based on its approval in its session No (3), which was held on 10/24/1442H corresponding to 05/06/2021. This committee is concerns with studying the relevant reports referred to it by the Board, including reports on the implementation of the university’s strategic plans for the academic, scholarly, administrative, and financial aspects, as well as its KPIs and improvement plans. The verification of the efficiency and effectiveness of governance, risk management, internal control, safety, accuracy and reliability of financial reports, the efficiency and effectiveness of audit work, the independency of external and internal reviewers, compliance with laws, regulations, and instructions too, for submission of the recommendations to the Board. Members of the committee includes: -

  1. His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Abdulqader - Member of the Board and Chairman of the Committee
  2.  His Excellency Dr. / Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Manea - Member of the Board as a member
  3. Mr. Khalid bin Hamad Al-Eid as an external member
  4. Mr. Mansour bin Saleh Al-Bakhiti, Secretary of the Committee 

4. Investment Committee

 Investment Committee was formed as a constituent committee emanating from the Board of Trustees based on its approval the session No. (2), concluded on 12/08/1442H, corresponding to 03/25/2021. It is a committee concerned with developing investment strategies and policies for developing the funds of the investment portfolio. It also reviews the investment strategies and policies regularly to ensure the suitability of changes in the external environment. The committee provides the Board with proposals for amendment to investment policies file along with recommendations. Members of the committee include: -

  1. His Excellency Mr. Essam bin Abdul Qadir Al Muhaidib - Member of the Board and Chairman of the Committee
  2. His Excellency Dr. Sahel Bin Nashaat Abdul-Jawad - Member of the Board as Member
  3. His Excellency Dr. Saleh bin Suleiman Al-Rasheed, Member
  4. Her Excellency Mrs. Al-Anoud bint Tawfiq Al-Ramah - Member of the Board as Member
  5. Her Excellency Prof. Ibtisam bint Muhammad Al-Mithal - Secretary of the Board and Secretary of the Committee
Published on: 30 May 2021
Last update on: 19 November 2022
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