Governing Board

Members of the Governing Board for the first term were appointed by the Twelfth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Baghdad, Iraq, 1-6 June 1981). 

  • Architect Sami M. Angawi, Director, Haj Research Centre, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  •  Dr. Afif Bahnassi, General Director of Antiquities and Museums, Damascus, Syria (Chairman)
  •  Prof. Dr. Emin Bilgic, Faculty of Language, History and Geography, Ankara, Turkey
  •  Dr. Abdulsattar Al-Jawari, Iraqi Academy, Baghdad, Iraq
  •  Eng. Abdel Kader Koshak, Secretary General, Organisation of Islamic Capitals and Cities, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  •  Dr. Salah Al-Mahdi, Director General of National Cultural Activities, Tunis, Tunisia
  •  Dr. Mohamed Sijelmassi, Islamic Arts Expert, Casablanca, Morocco
  •  Raja Fuziah Bte. Raja Tun Uda, Director General, Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  •  Dr. Mahmoud Zouber, Director, Ahmed Baba Historical Documentation and Research Centre, Timbuctu, Mali

The members of the Governing Board for the second term were appointed by the Sixteenth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Fez, Morocco, 6-10 January 1986).

  •  Dr. Abdulrahman Tayeb Al-Ansary, Head of Monuments Division, College of Literature, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  •  Dr. Afif Bahnassi, historian of art, Damascus, Syria (Chairman)
  •  Prof. Dr. Ihsan Dogramaci, Chairman of the Council of Higher Education, Turkey
  •  Dr. Javid Iqbal, Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, Lahore, Pakistan
  •  Dr. Abdullah H. Masry, Second Deputy Minister for Antiquities and Museum Affairs, Ministry of Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  •  Sheikha Hussa Al-Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Director, "Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya" (Kuwait National Museum), Kuwait
  •  Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Al-Sharif, Secretary General, International Islamic Call Society, Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  •  Raja Fuziah Bte. Raja Tun Uda, Assistant Director General, IRCICA (Malaysia)
  •  Dr. Mahmoud Zouber, Director, Ahmed Baba Historical Documentation and Research Centre, Timbuctu, Mali

Members of the Governing Board for the third term were appointed by the Nineteenth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Cairo, Egypt, 31 July-4 August 1990).

  •  Prof. Afif Bahnassi, historian of art, Damascus, Syria
  •  Prof. Dr. Ihsan Dogramaci, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bilkent University, Turkey
  •  Prof. Ahmad M. Issa, scholar in Islamic arts, Cairo, Egypt (Vice-Chairman)
  •  Prof. Dr. Gulzar Haider, Professor of Architecture, Pakistan
  •  Ambassador Omar Jah, Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah), The Gambia
  •  Dr. Abdullah H. Masry, Executive Director, MBC (London), Saudi Arabia
  •  Sheikha Hussa Al-Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Director, "Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya", Kuwait
  •  Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Al-Sharif, Secretary General, International Islamic Call Society, Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Chairman)
  •  Raja Fuziah Bte. Raja Tun Uda, Executive Chairman, Sari Ayu Consult SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The members of the Governing Board of IRCICA for the fourth term were elected by the Seventh Islamic Summit Conference (Casablanca, Morocco, 13-15 December 1994).

  •  H.R.H. Dr. Wijdan Ali, President, Royal Society of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan
  •  Dr. Omar Amine Benabdallah, Chairman, Economic Commission, Ribat Al-Fath Association, Rabat, Morocco
  •  Prof. Dr. Ihsan Dogramaci, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bilkent University, Turkey
  •  Ambassador Shahid Hosain, Permanent Representative of Pakistan, UNESCO (Paris), Pakistan
  •  Prof. Ahmad M. Issa, scholar in Islamic arts, Cairo, Egypt (Vice-Chairman)
  •  Ambassador Omar Jah, Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah), The Gambia (Chairman)
  •  Dr. Abdullah H. Masry, Executive Director, MBC (London), Saudi Arabia
  •  Sheikha Hussa Al-Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Director, "Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya", Kuwait
  •  Mr. Mohammad Ahmed Suwaidi, President, Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  •  Raja Fuziah Bte. Raja Tun Uda, Executive Chairman, Sari Ayu Consult SDN BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Following the death of Prof. Ahmad M. Issa on 12 June 1996, Prof. Dr. Abdul Hafiz Helmy Mohammad was appointed as member of the Governing Board of IRCICA from the Arab Republic of Egypt in place of Prof. Issa, by the decision of the Twenty-fourth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Jakarta, Indonesia, 9-13 December 1996). Prof. Dr. Abdul Hafiz Helmy Mohammad was elected Vice-Chairman at the Fourteenth Session of the Board (Istanbul, November 1998). Meanwhile, Sheikh Selman Daoud Al-Selman Al-Sabah from the State of Kuwait was appointed as member of the Governing Board in place of Sheikha Hussa Al-Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, who resigned in 1997 because of her heavy work schedule. The two new members attended the Fourteenth and the Fifteenth Sessions of the Governing Board held respectively in November 1998 and January 2000.

The members of the Governing Board of IRCICA for the fifth term were elected by the Twenty-Seventh Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27-30 June 2000).

  • Dr. Wijdan Ali, Dean, College of Arts and Design, University of Jordan, Amman (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) (Chair)
  •  Dr. Usman Bugaje, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Abuja (Federal Republic of Nigeria)
  •  Prof. Dr. Abdul Hafiz Helmy Mohammed, Chair Professor, Faculty of Sciences, Ain Shams University (Arab Republic of Egypt) (Vice-Chairman)
  •  Mr. Tariq Janjua (Islamic Republic of Pakistan)
  •  Mr. Ali Al Qayim, Undersecretary, Ministry of Culture of Syria, Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic)
  •  Dr. Saad bin Abdul Aziz Al Rashid, Deputy Minister for Antiquities and Museums, Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
  •  Prof. Dr. Gunsel Renda, Professor of History of Art, Koç University, Istanbul (Republic of Turkey)
  •  Sheikh Selman Al-Sabah Al-Selman Al-Sabah, Undersecretary for Press and Information, the Ministry of Information, Kuwait (State of Kuwait)
  •  Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Torki Al-Subaie, Member of the Advisory Board of the High Council for Gulf Cooperation, Doha (Qatar)

The members of the Governing Board of IRCICA for the sixth term were elected by the Thirtieth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, 28-30 May 2003).

  • H.R.H. Dr. Wijdan Ali, Dean, College of Arts and Design, University of Jordan, Amman (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) (Chair)
  •  Prof. Dr. Abdul Hafiz Helmy Mohammed, Chair Professor, Faculty of Sciences, Ain Shams University (Arab Republic of Egypt) (Vice-Chairman)
  •  M. Mohammed Ahmed Al-Murr, Chairman, Cultural and Scientific Association, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
  •  Dr. Saad bin Abdul Aziz Al Rashid, Deputy Minister for Antiquities and Museums, Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
  •  Prof. Dr. Gunsel Renda, Professor of History of Art, Koç University, Istanbul (previously Head of the Department of History of Art, Hacettepe University, Ankara (Republic of Turkey)
  •  Sheikh Selman Al-Sabah Al-Selman Al-Sabah, Undersecretary for Press and Information, the Ministry of Information, Kuwait (State of Kuwait)
  •  Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Torki Al-Subaie, Member of the Advisory Board of the High Council for Gulf Cooperation, Doha (Qatar)
  •  Prof. Dr. Amadou Cissé Ndieguene, Professor of Modern Literature, Dakar (Republic of Senegal)