President's Office

Life at RUW is filled with opportunity, and the faculty and staff are here to help you make the most of all that RUW has to offer, so feel free to reach out at any time. 

On behalf of the RUW family, we welcome you and your family and wish you every success in your exciting academic journey!

Dr. Mona Suri
Acting President
President's Office

Telephone: +973 17764437 / +973 17764435

Dr Mona Suri, Associate Professor, is the Acting President and Academic Vice President at Royal University for Women (RUW). Dr Mona is a Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, with a teaching experience of more than 31 years in India and Bahrain. Dr Mona joined RUW in 2008 and has been actively involved in the Quality enhancement initiatives and raising the academic standards at RUW. She has played a critical role in RUW achieving HEC accreditation, BQA Institutional Reviews, Programme within college reviews, NQF mapping of programmes, curriculum revisions, developing policies etc. In the past decade Dr Mona has effectively steered RUW through various leadership roles and have provided the much-needed strategic vision in the academic field to enhance student learning.

Dr Mona has been teaching both at undergraduate and Post graduate level. She completed her studies in Fabric and Apparel Science from Delhi University, India. She has been actively involved in research and teaching and has successfully supervised six PhD and 45 Master’s students. She has many publications, presentations, and awards to her credit. She has been part of many National Projects in Kingdom of Bahrain and India, including projects with the Supreme Council for Women and BAPCO in Bahrain and Ministry of Textiles in India. 

Dr. Maria Casoria
General Counsel/Assistant Professor of Law
President's Office / College of Law

Telephone: +973 17764450

Dr Maria Casoria serves as the University General Counsel and she is an Italian licensed Attorney and licensed Mediator in Civil and Commercial Disputes. She joined RUW in September 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Commercial Law and Faculty Advisor in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot at the College of Law.

Dr Casoria holds a Bachelor of Law and International Organizations, a Master of Law, and a Ph.D. in Markets Law from the University of Siena, Italy. Her fields of specialisation are Commercial Law, Competition Law and Privacy in the Digital Markets, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Before joining RUW, Dr Casoria worked at the Italian Competition Authority, Legal Affairs and Litigation Department in Rome, lectured at the University of Siena, and served as Global Stiefel Fellow in Antitrust and IP Rights at the New York Law School - Institute for Information Law & Policy in New York, USA.

Dr. Mrinalini Choudhary
Board Coordinator / Assistant Professor- College of Business and Financial Sciences
President's Office

Telephone: +973 17764437

Dr. Mrinalini has been the Board Coordinator at RUW since 2011. She serves the RUW Board members and the President. She also teaches management in the College of Business and Financial Sciences at RUW.

She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management, a Master’s in Marketing and Information system, and a Doctorate in Business Management.  In addition, she holds a professional certificate in Digital Marketing.

She also serves as a member of the Editorial Board in the International Journal for Innovative Engineering and Management Research.

Ms. Hala Al Shaikh
President’s Senior Secretary
President's Office


Ms. Hala Al Shaikh joined Royal University for Women in July 2013 as a Senior Secretary to the President.

She hold a Bachelor in Business Management from University of Bahrain, and a Diploma in Graphic Design from Cambridge Training College.

She is interested in Social activities 

She is interested in social and community activities, she served as a member in "Bahrain Public Relations Association", "Social Media club", and "Watani Al Bahrain Society

Ms. Samar Almeer
Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager
President's Office

Telephone: +973 17764271

Ms.Samar Almeer joined RUW in August 2019 as Head of Corporate Communications. She holds B.S in Business Marketing & Management - University of Bahrain and M.MBA – University of Boston.

A well-known Bahraini personality in the GCC in the fields of Media – Social Media – Events & Marketing.

-          Marketing & communications specialist.

-          Events creator & organizer.

-          Women empowerment supporter.

Besides being a young entrepreneur from the age of 17, started a new annual event/Brand in the market that witnessed major attention in the GCC. Ms.Almeer have worked in reputable organizations in the Kingdom as Social media /Marketing department manager.

Ms. Abeer Mohsen
Public Relations
President's Office

Telephone: +973 17764266

Ms Abeer Mohsen is the Public Relations (PR) Officer, the First Year Student Advocate, and currently serves as the Acting PR Manager at RUW. She graduated from the University of Bahrain (UoB) with distinction and placed in the top 10 among more than 500 students in academic excellence during her studies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Mass Communication – with a specialization in Public Relations.

Before joining RUW, she worked in educational institutions and volunteered in youth programmes in the Ministry of Youth & Sports Affairs. She has a strong interest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and one of her CSR projects was published as a case study in a British Scientific Journal. She admires literature, arts and enjoys reading, photography and badminton.

Ms Abeer is responsible for the publication of information about RUW to both external and internal audiences and dealing on behalf of the university, or a department of the university, with media and communicating with the public.

John CastelinoJohn Castelino
President’s Personal Assistant
President's Office


John Castelino