Muna AbuSulayman, an Arab media Icon, is internationally recognized as a leader in the fields of Philanthropy, Management, Education, Sustainable Development, Communications and Female Empowerment. Over the past 18 years, AbuSulayman has launched, and managed multiple businesses and foundations throughout her career locally, regionally and internationally. She has been named as one of the Most Influential Arabs, Arab Women, and Muslims for various publications and listings for many consecutive years.
Dave is a professional director and early-stage investor, and takes an active role in a number of startups, several of which focus on educational technology. He provides consultancy services around innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology for a variety of clients in the public and private sector, and works with a number of community initiatives. He serves on the EdTechNZ Council, and the boards of Metservice, Xerra Earth Observation Institute and a number of early-stage companies. Dave is a Member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and the Co-Chair of the Wellington Abrahamic Council of Jews Christians and Muslims.
Dr. Mahmoud Fouad
A well-known Egyptian academic, who received a PhD in Art from Cairo University in 2000, He served as editorial director for “Selselat Althkhaer” published by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. He held the position of Head of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the Egyptian University of Islamic Culture in Kazakhstan. He also worked as a Professor, visiting professor and academic reviewer in several universities and international cultural institutions. He participated in scientific supervision of many scientific theses and contributed to the development of curricula for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, alongside preparing several scientific encyclopedias. He also participated in many regional and international conferences on global citizenship, interaction of cultures, interfaith dialogue, and reform of religious discourse.
Chief Executive Officer
An established IT Manager, Ali is equipped with a rich portfolio of technical and business achievements and an excellent track record of service delivery to various clients. With over 10 years’ experience on various professional platforms and niches in information technologies, Ali carries a reliable wealth of knowledge on how to best deliver the technological services ADRI provides, in order to accomplish its vision. Ali holds a Master in Strategic Studies and his academic passion revolves around the social and political affairs of Middle East and their international implications. As a refugee from south west of Iran, fleeing ethnic persecution, Ali was resettled in New Zealand in May 2009, by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and since has worked hard to create and inspire a bright future for himself and others.
Business Development Manager
Yousuf is motivated by curiosity. His interests lie in the intersection of tech, law and accounting. Yousuf enjoys using this intersection to solve business problems – especially those with a technology flavour. Yousuf graduated with an LLB and has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He also holds a BCom in Accounting. As well as the regular business challenges, Yousuf is interested by ADRI’s social enterprise angle. He is a strong believer is reducing barriers to education.
Laurie is passionate about education, business and learning about other cultures. Laurie is currently working as an Associate at L.E.K. Consulting in Sydney and has had experience in both corporate finance and public sector finance internships. Laurie currently leads ADRI’s internal finance team as a Strategic Adviser and enjoys using his financial skills to help ADRI to reduce barriers to education and research. In his spare time, Laurie is an avid reader and enjoys reading everything from business autobiographies to classic fiction.
Chief Technology Officer
A Team Leader at ADRI, Michael Karam has a robust experience architecting, developing and testing high-volume businesses of Warehouse Control Systems, Social Networks and LBS based applications. Michael worked as a DevOps and Cloud Engineer designing and developing deployment pipelines while working closely to companies migrating their projects towards cloud automated infrastructure helping them enable, operate and innovate on the cloud. His origin from Egypt and technical background inspired him to join ADRI supporting Arabic scientific content availability online.
Fayez is a practicing solicitor in the litigation team in one of New Zealand’s leading commercial law firms. At university, Fayez was an avid social justice advocate having previously led the Wellington Community Justice Project, a student-led charitable organisation, for several years as its Student Director, Human Rights Leader, and volunteer. Being passionate about social issues and having grown up in the Middle East means Fayez has a special connection to the ADRI project and its vision. He believes ADRI is filling a gap in the community, and is looking forward to assisting ADRI as one of its Strategic Advisers.
Media and Marketing Lead
Sara Ayman, Media and Marketing Leader at ADRI, holds a Master’s degree in digital media and film from Cyprus, and a Bachelor’s degree in radio and television from University of Bahrain. Worked previously in the media and marketing field, and produced several commercial films for several institutions. Sara’s role in ADRI is to manage everything in relation to marketing and media, from filming, designing and preparing, to drafting visual, audio and readable content for ADRI. Sara’s passion in creating content and documentaries reflects ADRI’s vision and goals. She aspires to always portray ADRI with full transparency and accuracy on the social network.
Full Stack Developer
Abdullah Safdar Ali
Abdullah is working as a full stack developer, he is responsible for developing and maintaining the backend and frontend of ADRI’s reviewer system. Abdullah also provides technical assistance to the reviewers. He is very proud to assist ADRI to pursue its vision of “ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education”
Accounts and Operations Officer
Amal is a passionate and self driven Accountant and HR Officer at ADRI Bahrain. Amal has experience in the field of accounting and auditing with several industries and aims to use her diversified financial knowledge as well as technical skills to be a part of the future financial achievements and to build a strong culture and promote it. She believes that knowledge comes from education at first but experience nourishes it.
Fatima works as legal aid for ADRI, has a bachelor degree in law from University of Bahrain and a lawyer’s license. she has worked in the law field for two years and recently joined ADRI’s team.
Fatima manages all legal matters concerning the institute such as preparing, editing, and reviewing all the employees’ contracts and all agreements that the institute made, as well as ascertaining authorized permission related to the articles access before translating it which manages all the legal work and organizes it. Her aims are to achieve the desired vision and make the modern translation more developed and advanced. Fatima has passion in her work that leads her to do her work accurately as well as welcoming the employees with a good heart and smile.
Business Development Associate
Abrar Ali Dhaif
Abrar is an enthusiastic person who enjoys being a part of a successful and productive team. She is able to demonstrate the high levels of motivation required to meet the organization overall goal and objectives.
Salman Sheikh had several years of experience in the field of Computer Vision and has also worked on projects such as emotion recognition, body language analysis, and AI-based traffic control system. In addition, he contributed as an instructor for a well know platform, and taught over 10,000 students. His passion toward AI and the Arabic language inspired him to join ADRI, to support the rise of the Arabic language using state-of-the-art AI technologies.
Quality Assurance Coordinator
As one of the earliest reviewers who joined ADRI, Fatima has the most experience and knowledge when it comes to the inner workings of the company. She believes in ADRI’s vision of spreading the academic Arabic content to be accessible for all and is very passionate about translation. After six months of working in ADRI, Fatima was promoted from Content Quality Assurance Associate to be a Quality Assurance Coordinator. Her current tasks include overseeing the quality assurance process, managing the review team, project coordination and handling the project delivery and customer care. An English Language and Literature graduate, in her free time, Fatima enjoys reading English literature.
Quality Assurance Coordinator
A quality Assurance Coordinator at ADRI. Huda takes the responsibilities of managing the reviewing team, making sure the work goes smoothly and as planned to meet our clients’ deadlines.
As one of the earliest reviewers who joined the company, Huda believes in ADRI’s mission to spread the Arabic knowledge and feels proud to be part of it.
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Zainab, as a previous head trainer, was handling the improvement of more than 50 students studying ESL. However, as a Quality Assurance Coordinator at Adri, she is managing the translation projects along with two other coordinators. Zainab is responsible of the translators training and quality. As one of the earliest who joined Adri, Zainab is eager to see Adri’s vision cross over the whole Arabic world.
Wadeea works as a systems and application tester in ADRI. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from University of Bahrain. Happy to have the opportunity to work in an enjoyable and challenging environment that encourages her to develop the technological infrastructure to disseminate Arabic academic content and be a part of creating knowledge in the Arabic language.
Senior Java developer
Well experienced Java backend web developer with strong emphasis on Springboot framework and Database handling who constantly tries to pursue her passion in the coding field by broadening knowledge in her areas of interest
Ahalya was previously employed with one of the top 5 reputed MNC’s in India with expertise in complete Software development Life Cycle.
As a Senior Java Developer of ADRI, Ahalya is happy to contribute her skills and knowledge to Adri’s vision of reducing linguistic barriers to education and research.
A Frontend developer at ADRI, she has Bachelor’s degree in computer science from university of Bahrain. Her origin from Bahrain. She believes ADRI is working hard to make a change in society to advance the Arabic language.
Majored in English Language and Literature in University of Bahrain. A notably realistic person regarding his chances, potential, upsides and downsides, but by no means lacking in ambition. Works best in closed and quiet environments.
Content Quality Assurance Officer
Eman Khaled, a content quality assurance officer in ADRI’s reviewer team. Graduated from University of Bahrain, with a bachelor in English language and literature major, minor in translation. I got an experience in translation from June to August, with Ministry of Information Affairs MIA.