Board of Trustees
MAS is supervised by a Board of Trustees comprising between 9 and 17 members. They are Palestinian personalities who are known for their long history, experience, good academic reputation, and prestigious academic standing. They have held senior academic or public positions, with long years of experience in the academic and professional spheres. The Board of Trustees elects new members internally, by nomination and selection, to replace those whose membership period has expired (the standard term is three years, renewable twice). The Board Committee includes the executive members: the President, the Vice-President, the Board Secretary, and the Treasurer, in addition to the Director-General. It meets once every three months. The Board Committee is mainly responsible for dealing with any urgent matters that arise and requires a decision by the Board outside of its session. The Board is supported in governance of the Institute by two subcommittees, addressing Internal Audit and Resource Mobilization, each composed of three of its members.
The Board holds an annual meeting to discuss the overall affairs of MAS. The Board’s tasks and powers include: securing financial resources, discussing and approving the draft budget and annual research plan, appointing the Director-General, appointing the Director of Research and the Financial Director (based on the recommendation of the Director-General), and approving and amending various regulations related to administrative/financial affairs. Finally, the Board ensures the independence of MAS, enabling it to perform its mission and achieve its goals and objectives.
Below is a list of members of the current Board of Trustees, with a brief biography of each: