President, AHLIA University Manama,Kingdom of Bahrain.
Lifetime Achievement
2009

his “Lifetime Achievement” Award recognises Professor Abdulla Yousif Al Hawaj for his relentless dedication and support to educational advancement and people development. 

Professor Al Hawaj ranks in the top echelon of educational leaders in the Arabian Gulf. His incumbency in numerous managerial posts in prestigious organisations associated with educational development at a national level, his academic accolades from esteemed institutions, attests to Professor Al-Hawaj’s being in the vanguard of higher educational reform in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 

Since 2001, among his portfolio of managerial responsibilities, Professor. Al-Hawaj has served as the President of the Bahrain Association for Academics. More recently, Dr. Al-Hawaj’s trail blazing contributions in the sphere of educational advancement in the Kingdom of Bahrain were recognized by his being appointed - by royal decree – not only as a member of the Higher Education Council representing private universities but also as a member of the Supreme Committee for the Kingdom’s National Charter, in which he serves as the coordinator of its Educational Committee. Though a mathematician by training, he choose to build people. 

His unstinting dynamism, paradigm-shattering innovation and superlative achievement in the academic and social arena have accorded him a number of prestigious awards and honorariums. 

The Asia HRDCongress 2009 Awards Committee is delighted to honour Professor Abdulla Yousif Al Hawaj for his pioneering efforts in the advancement of private education in the Arabian Gulf and the whole of Middle East.