Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority
His Excellency Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak
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.
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.
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.