Dr. Jawaher Al-Mudhahki
Chief Executive
Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA)




Dr. Jawaher Shaheen bint Abdulaziz Al-Mudhahki is the Chief Executive of the Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA), the Kingdom of Bahrain, since 2008. She began her career at the University of Bahrain in January 1988, where she held several academic and administrative positions, among which was the advisor to the UoB’s President, and the last was the Vice-President for Administration and Financial Affairs. In 2016, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa conferred the Bahrain Medal of the First Class on Dr. Al-Mudhahki in recognition of her efforts to serve the Kingdom. She is an active ‘member’ or ‘President’ in several regional and international Boards including International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), Association of Quality Assurance Agencies of the Islamic World (IQA), the Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ANQAHE), and the Council of Quality Assurance and Accreditation of the Association of Arab Universities. Nationally, she is a member in Supreme Council for Education and Training Development. Furthermore, Dr. Al-Mudhahki was a board member in: The Accounting and Auditing Authority in the GCC; Supreme Council for Women; Higher Education Council; Academics Association; and Bahrain Accounting Association; HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa’s Award for Bahraini Women Empowerment Committee; the Commission of Prisoners and Detainees Rights; and she was the editor in chief of the GCC ‘Arab Journal of Accounting’. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Bahrain, Master’s degree from the University of Denver (USA) and the Ph.D. (1996) from the University of Exeter (UK). Dr. Al-Mudhahki is married and a proud mother of five children.