عن سموه About His Highness
His Highness (H.H.) Mahmoud Salah-Al-Din Assaf (Prince of Keserwan, Mamluk Sultanate of Salahadin) began his bilingual academic studies at King Khalid International School in Saudi Arabia, a High School of American Curriculum standards (2004).
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Management (2009) from Universidad San Juan de la Cruz in Costa Rica. He is fully bilingual in native English and Arabic. He completed a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Cultural Psychology from the (2013), with thesis on “Applications of the Psychology of Cultural Environment in Diplomatic Relations”
His Highness also studied Bachelors in Business Administration and Master in Legal Studies by Charisma University.
He completed a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Humanitarian Technologies from State College of Management and Economics (2017), with dissertation on “Economic and Environmental Technologies for the Health and Prosperity of Humanity” (studies at International Academy of Building Capacity in Beirut, and Bircham International University at USA facilities). He had also Honorary Diploma in Counseling psychology and Honorary Doctor by the International University of Fundamental Studies.
He is a hereditary Royal Prince of the 7th century Assaf Dynasty (Banu Assaf, “Assaf” a Persian word meaning “genuine”) of the Mamluk Sultanate of the Persian Keserwan of Mount Lebanon (from 1306) and of Tripoli (from 1585). His long dynasty is one of the oldest of all Middle East.
He began his diplomatic career as Cultural Environment Trainer for the government contractor Akima based in Fort Irwin California (2008-2010), later promoted as Diplomatic Support Officer, providing expert translations and research for foreign relations (2013).
He served as Diplomatic Liaison and Interpreter, as a US Army Brigade Commander appointed at Fort Hood Texas, working in the Middle East (2013-2015), facilitating bilateral cooperation between Senior Command and Iraqi Diplomats.
In philanthropy he serves as: Ambassador at Large of the UN-registered Brotherhood of Dragons (since 2015) based in Vienna, holding Observer status in the UN Economic and Social Council, with diplomatic status and established diplomatic relations with the European Union and African Union; Humanitarian Ambassador for the World Service Authority (WSA) of the UN-registered Universal Human Rights Organisation (since 2016) founded in 1954 based in Washington DC, operating the successful World Citizenship Passport program. “Expanding his career into university management, he serves as Director of Education Services for multiple university-level educational institutions in the Middle East and Gulf Region, including for Sastra Angkor Institute (SAI) in Cambodia (since 2016), and the Peaceful Mind Foundation in India (since 2017). He was also Senator of Middle East Peace Program (from 2013 to 2016).
Nowadays, His Highness is President of the Bactakleen BioTechnology for Anti-bacterial Nano Technology treatment system (since 2017), developing public health systems for supporting humanitarian socio-economic projects worldwide and Vicepresident of City University as well as Director General of MENA.