President and CEO and Member of the Board of Trustees -American University of the Emirates
An eminent professional, educationist, Professor Muthanna Abdul Razzaq, completed his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Al Mustansirya University. He got his Postgraduate Diploma in Cost Accounting from Baghdad University and moved to the UK to finish his Ph.D in Management Accounting, form the University of Manchester (UMIST). Starting his career with the Ministry of Irrigation, soon his passion towards education compelled him to join Baghdad University, where he continued for more than five years, including as Vice President for Financial Affairs. Taking a step further Muthanna joined in 1997 as the acting chair of the Accounting Department at the College of Business Administration/ Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan and later in 1999 as the Deputy Dean of Faculty of Business Administration at Ajman University of Science and Technology, Ajman/ United Arab
Emirates (UAE). He has gained a prominent position in the region due to the exemplary work he has done in his career. His raise to eminence in such a short span can be attributed to his strong will power, competence, principle, commitment, and leadership quality. His passion towards bringing educational excellence in UAE motivated him to propose and establish Abu Dhabi University (ADU) in the year 2000 as a founder and one of the owners and consistently and diligently for five years he continued his academic journey at Abu Dhabi University, that is now one of the leading quality institutions in the region. Professor Muthanna also served in various capacities such as Chairman of Academic Committee, Member of the
Board of Trustees, Vice President for Scientific Research, Member of the Board of the Governors, Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Financial Affairs at ADU and member of the Board of Trustees at American University of Afghanistan. His constant drive to excel inspired him to establish the American University of the Emirates (AUE) in the year 2006, also serving as the President and CEO and Member of the Board of Trustees. He always aimed to spread education among the young generation and strongly believes that the young generation is truly sincere, dedicated, and keen to adopt new practices of learning, provided their energy is channelized in the right direction. He was determined to research the market needs of the region and provide quality education in the niche areas. His strong determination led to propose and offer such academic programs that are not available in the region including but not limited to Graduate programs in Diplomacy, Security and Strategic Studies, Sports Management, Security and Intelligence, Intellectual Property Rights, Arbitration, Criminal Justice and many more. His recent proposal to initiate Bachelor Program in Equine Studies is a true example of creative leader.