Expert, Institutional Development, The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Dr. Barak has a (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering, from Birmingham University, and a (M.Sc.) from Cranfield University, UK. He has More than 35 years experience in the UK, Iraq, UN, and Qatar in the steel industry, automotive industry, petroleum industry, university education, technical education & training, and the government sector, occupying professional, managerial, and executive posts. He was the assistant manager for Qatar Petroleum’s Corporate Training for over ten years before moving to the Ministry for Development Planning and Statistics. Dr Barak is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Fellow of the British Institute of Management and Member of the American Society of Engineering Education.