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S IMPLY ABU DHABI
MEET KHALDOON KHALIFA AL MUBARAK
ABU DHABI ’ S NUMBER 1 CITY MAN
Khaldoon was appointed Chief Executive Officer of
Mubadala in October 2002. The company seeks out
commercial opportunities that are aligned with the
Government’s efforts to diversify the economy of Abu
Dhabi by developing projects, creating new businesses,
and investing in existing enterprises to generate financial
returns and sustainable benefits for the Emirate of
Abu Dhabi. Under his stewardship, Mubadala has
continuously evolved the breadth and depth of its
operations and currently has over US$25 billion in assets
under management.
Khaldoon is Chairman of the Emirates Nuclear
Energy Corporation (ENEC), which specializes in the
deployment, ownership and operation of nuclear power
plants in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He is also Vice
Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.
In addition, Khaldoon is Chairman of the Abu Dhabi
Media Zone, which oversees the continued development
of an integrated media industry in Abu Dhabi. He is also
the Chairman of Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Etihad
Airways Formula 1™ Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Khaldoon became Chairman of Manchester City Football
Club in 2008 and in close coordination with the Club’s
owner, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, has overseen the sporting and commercial
development of the Club. In terms of revenue,
Manchester City is now the 11th ranked football club
globally. Khaldoon is also a board member at First Gulf
Bank, and a Director at Ferrari Sp. A.
Through leadership positions with the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi and Mubadala
Development Company, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak fulfills key roles in both the public and
private sectors of the United Arab Emirates. A member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and
the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee, Khaldoon is Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority
of the Government of Abu Dhabi. This specialized government agency is mandated to provide
strategic policy advice to the Chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
With a particular interest in the development
of education in the Emirate, Khaldoon has been
instrumental in the establishment of NYU – Abu Dhabi,
which welcomed its first year of students in fall 2010.
Khaldoon is a member of the New York University Board
of Trustees. He is also a member of the Zayed University
Board of Trustees, a UAE federal university with
campuses across the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
His interest in promoting international business ties
is reflected in his role in co-founding the US-UAE
Business Council, and more recently the UAE-Korea
Business Council. Khaldoon is also Co-Chair of the Abu
Dhabi-Singapore Joint Forum, established to strengthen
economic and political ties between the Emirate of Abu
Dhabi and the Republic of Singapore.
In 2007 Khaldoon was made a Commander of the Star
of the Order of the Italian Solidarity for his contribution
to the international reputation of Italy and its economic
relationship with the UAE.
Beginning his career at the Abu Dhabi National Oil
Company, Khaldoon held a number of positions at
UAE Offsets Group before beginning to assume his
current portfolio of responsibilities. He holds a degree in
Economics and Finance from Tufts University, Boston.
Already at the top of his game, Khaldoon has become a
commercial force to be reckoned with. If you could invest
in him, we would all day long, he has a natural tendency
to make money!