His Excellency Dr. Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi is member of the Advisory Board. Dr. Al-Qirbi is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Yemen. He is the longest-serving Foreign Minister of Yemen, occupying the post from 2001 to 2014. From 1982-1987, he was the Dean of the Medical School of Sana’a University. In 1993, he was appointed Yemeni Minister of Education. He has a background in medicine, and received degrees from the Universities Edinburgh, Liver- pool and London.