Board of Directors
H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak
Al Mubarak was appointed as the Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in 2015, where he oversees the cultural development of the Emirate and its promotion as a global destination, through the integration of tourism regulations and the active engagement of local, regional and international audiences.
Since its inception and under His Excellency’s leadership, DCT Abu Dhabi has achieved remarkable milestones including the opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2017, recognised globally as one of the world’s most iconic cultural attractions, as well as the reopening of Qasr Al Hosn, the oldest landmark in Abu Dhabi, representing the emirate’s evolution into a modern, global metropolis.
Al Mubarak is also the Chairman of Aldar Properties, the Emirate’s leading real estate developer, which also plays a key part in the development and provision of international-standard education through Aldar Academies.
In addition, his Excellency is Chairman of Miral Asset Management, where he has led the transformation of key areas within the Emirate, including Yas Island, and has developed strategic partnerships such as the one established with Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi™. Al Mubarak is also the Chairman of twofour54, Abu Dhabi’s media freezone and content creation hub, which encompasses broadcast, publishing, music, digital media, and gaming. He is also the Chairman of Image Nation Abu Dhabi, the Emirati film production and media company. Through these roles, he continues to guide the Emirate’s urban development as well as the growth of its creative ecosystem.
Al Mubarak is a member of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, where he is joined by international religious leaders, educational scholars, and cultural leaders across the world, to support and spread the values of mutual respect and peaceful coexistence. The Committee provides counsel on various initiatives, including the Abrahamic Family House, which is to be built in Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency also serves as Vice-Chair on the Foundation Board of ALIPH, the international alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas. Furthermore, Al Mubarak is a board member of the Emirates Schools Establishment, an independent federal entity with a mandate to manage and operate public schools.
Al Mubarak is a graduate of Northeastern University (Boston, USA), with a double major in Economics and Political Science.
Waleed Ahmed Almokarrab Al Muhairi
Waleed is also a member of Mubadala's Investment Committee, which is mandated to develop the company's investment policies, establish investment guidelines, and review proposed projects and investments to ensure they are in line with business objectives. He is also the Chairman of Mubadala's new investment and business planning committee, which approves deals within a certain financial threshold in addition to the responsibility of annual and multi-year business planning. Furthermore, Waleed has oversight of the Real Estate & Infrastructure and Disruptive platforms.
Waleed currently serves as Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Waha Capital, Global Institute for Disease of the Board of Trustees of Cleveland Clinic in the United States. He is also a board member of Aldar, Noon.com, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), Hub71, Ellipses Pharma Limited, and Investcorp
Waleed holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, USA, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, USA.
H.E. Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi
H.E. is a member of the Board of Directors at ADNOC Distribution, Abu Dhabi Pension Fund, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Aldahra Holding and Lulu Group International.
Before joining ADQ, H.E. led Metals and Mining for Mubadala Investment Company, where he worked in investment management across a wide range of sectors including Real Estate, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Utilities, Technology, Agriculture, and Metals and Mining
Prior to that, H.E. held several board positions, which included Suyadi CPC plant in China, Guinea Alumina Corporation in Guinea, Sociedad Minera de Santander Gold Mine in Colombia, Minas de Aguas Teñidas Copper Mine in Spain, Muharaq STP in Bahrain, Mubadala Reinsurance and Almanhal Development Company. H.E. also gained experience in Retail Banking and Finance from Union National Bank, Abu Dhabi Ship Building and General Secretariat of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
H.E. holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from United Arab Emirates University.
Hamad Salem Mohamed Al Ameri
Mr. Al Ameri is a graduate of Civil Engineering from the American University in Dubai, and also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Canadian University.
Khalifa Abdullah Khamis Al Romaithi
Khalifa Al Romaithi is the Executive Director of the UAE Real estate unit within Mubadala’s UAE Investments platform. The platform contributes to the acceleration of the UAE’s economic transformation, and investing in national world class champions, fostering vibrant industrial and commercial clusters, and partnering with world-class global entities.
With over 19 years of experience, Khalifa holds several Board positions across several portfolio companies including Aldar Properties, DEPA Group, Emirates Driving Company & Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company.
Khalifa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Portland, United States.
Sofia Abdellatif Lasky
She has overseen the acquisition of numerous companies in a variety of core industries, including real estate, contracting, food processing, preventive healthcare, and capital investments. Her contribution towards the growth of companies within the Royal Group has been invaluable. Sofia has also served as a Board Member of Macquarie Capital Middle East LLC.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Technology from the United Kingdom.
Ali Saeed Abdulla Sulayem Al Falasi
His contribution was so great that he was appointed as Undersecretary for Operations Department in the private Department of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Where he oversaw all the activities of the Operations Department during that period.
Bin Sulayem joined the Royal Group after his tenure in the private Department and his role was Director of Internal Audit and currently a member of the Audit Committee, as well as a large number of other companies in the industrial fields, real estate, finance and trade fields.
Bin Sulayem holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Sharjah, a BSc in Production and Operations Management from California State University, USA, and a BA in Accounting from UAE University.