World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Khaldoon Mubarak

Company: Mubadala, Manchester City FC

Designation: CEO, Chairman

Country: UAE

You wonder how Mubarak finds time to sleep. Running the Premiership club Manchester City FC would be a full-time job for most people, but not Mubarak. A trusted aide to the  Crown Prince of the UAE, HH Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Khaldoon Al Mubarak — CEO of Mubadala — has masterminded many of Abu Dhabi’s strategic investments and key development projects.

As one of the UAE capital’s key investment vehicles, Al Mubarak is a vital cog in Abu Dhabi’s plan to diversify its economy away from oil and into sectors such as aerospace, manufacturing and utilities. Educated in the US, a graduate of Tufts University, Al Mubarak sits on a number of boards, including First Gulf Bank, Ferrari, the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and he is chairman of the Executive Affairs committee. In addition, he is also the chairman of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC).

Responding to the challenge

Al Mubarak is a vital cog in Abu Dhabi’s plan to diversify its economy away from oil.