Professor Abdulrahman Sultan Alsharhan has been Chairman of the ICBA Board of Directors since April 2014. He has a distinguished career during which he has held several leading roles. He started his career with the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources then soon after moved to the UAE University where he held various teaching and managerial positions including: Assistant Dean for Scientific Research, Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Dean of the Faculty of Science.
Prof. Alsharhan also served as the Head of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Section, Desert and Marine Environment Research Center at the UAE University; Director of the Desert and Marine Environment Research Center; and the Vice-President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Middle East Region. Since 1999 he has been a member of the Higher Committee for the Zayed International Prize for Environment.
Prof. Alsharhan holds a Master's of Science in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of South Carolina, and has a passion for environment and environmental protection.