H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak

Chairman, Abu Dhabi Media Summit
Khaldoon Al Mubarak

Through leadership positions with Mubadala Development Company and the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi, H.E. 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, 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.

In addition, Khaldoon is CEO and Managing Director of Mubadala Development Company, a public joint stock company owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi. With a domestic and international outlook, Mubadala develops projects, creates new businesses, and invests in existing enterprises to generate financial returns and sustainable benefits for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Through the sheer breadth of its operations, Mubadala both contributes to and is a reflection of the rapid diversification of the Abu Dhabi economy.

Education and healthcare are two policy areas in which Khaldoon also has significant involvement. He is a member of the Abu Dhabi Education Council which is mandated to monitor and deliver international standards of education in the Emirate. He is also overseeing the establishment of a 2,000 student New York University campus in Abu Dhabi, and is a member of the New York University Board of Trustees.

Similarly, he is involved in the Government’s strategy to evolve the standards of practice and the delivery of healthcare services and facilities in Abu Dhabi. Through Mubadala, Khaldoon is overseeing the establishment of a major new hospital in Abu Dhabi in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic.

Khaldoon is also Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, mandated to oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive urban planning framework for the Emirate. The Urban Planning Council is ultimately responsible for the approval of major development proposals and the evolution of Abu Dhabi as a global capital city.

He sits on the board of the Media Zone Authority - Abu Dhabi, which is overseeing the development of an integrated media industry in Abu Dhabi and the UAE (Chairman); Chairman of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, Chairman of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Chairman of Emirates Aluminum (EMAL) and a board member of First Gulf Bank.

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. He 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.

Beginning his career at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Khaldoon held a number of positions at UAE Offsets Group before assuming his current portfolio of responsibilities. He holds a degree in Economics and Finance from Tufts University, Boston.