Meet all the people behind BE's magic!
From the BE team, to the advisory board, and to our youth board & ambassadors
we have an international team of experts that ensure
our programs and assessment are global leaders in
developing and measuring 21st century competencies.
The BE Team
constant interest to learn more. His interests lie in teaching, education research, and the development of 21st century skills. He holds a degree International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with focus on teacher policy, quantitative methods, and action research.
The Advisory Board
Jassim is known for his dynamic and innovative approach, having pioneered many investment strategies in the region. He is currently the Chairman of GFH Financial Group, Islamic Arab Insurance Company (SALAMA), Eshraq Investments, Khaleeji Commercial Bank and The Entertainer. He also serves on the boards of First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), Dana Gas and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Jassim holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He has also served as a noted lecturer at the Abu Dhabi-based The Petroleum Institute.
H.E. Al Ulama’s personal and social achievements include receiving the UAE Pride Medal for her achievements as Ambassador of UAE to Brazil at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award in 2019, being named the Federal Personality of 2017 by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), and receiving the Order of Merit from the President of Montenegro in 2016.
H.E. Al Ulama holds a BA in Economics from San Diego State University and an MSc in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from London School of Economics and Political Science.
Farahnaz is a social entrepreneur, political scientist and humanist. She has worked with the OSCE, the United Nations, the World Bank and non-profits, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Palestine, India, Kenya and Tanzania.
In parallel, she has pursued an academic path in political science as a teaching fellow at Harvard University for the late Professor Stanley Hoffmann and, more recently, as a faculty member at Zayed University in Dubai, lecturing on global history and humanities.
Farahnaz holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University (USA), a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland) and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University (Canada). She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Exeter (UK).
Farahnaz serves on the board of directors of Insaan Group, and as an observer and/or advisor on all social enterprises backed by Insaan, as well as on the board of Charity Futures and the Oxford Institute of Charity.
The Youth Board & BE Ambassadors
She is currently a senior in high school and her dream is to enter an architecture school next year. She really likes to learn new things on the daily and likes to experience new things as much as she can.
Before attending ALA, sheriff started a study class session in Nzerekore Guinea to help low-income students have basis education regardless of their financial status.
In the next 10 years, Sheriff would like to work at NGOs like African Union, the United Nations, ECOWAS and also establish enterprises that will employ high number of the Liberian youths.