Prof. Riyad Y Hamzah

Prof. Riyad Y Hamzah is President of the University of Bahrain; Kingdom of Bahrain (2016 – present) holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Houston, USA and is a Professor of Biotechnology.  He has served as Secretary General for Higher Education, Kingdom of Bahrain (2011-2016).

Prof. Hamzah was involved in the establishment of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) Kingdom of Bahrain from inception having also served as Vice-President from 1994 to 2005.

Prof. Hamzah served as Editor-in-Chief of the Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, and is a member of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) based in Trieste, Italy.  He is a founding member and member of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) in Beirut, Lebanon.

In 2011 His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain awarded Prof. Hamzah the Distinctive Medal – First Degree.

Prof. Hamzah has participated in many international, regional and national conferences.