About Us

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology was established in April 2008. The Board is chaired by His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and contains 11 additional members including distinguished leaders from government, academia and industry.

The Board of Trustees is the highest level of authority within Masdar Institute. It is entrusted to ensure that Masdar Institute adheres to the purposes for which it was created and that Masdar Institute’s integrity and financial resources are preserved for future generations as well as for current purposes.

The Board and its committees are responsible for reviewing and providing guidance on strategic directions regarding the Institute. It also is tasked with approving the Institute’s annual budget, the establishment of new programs or courses of study, degrees to be offered and the appointment of the President and the Provost.

Members of the Board of Trustees are expected to represent the interests of Masdar Institute to outside constituencies, where appropriate, and to help provide financial support for Masdar Institute. The Board meets at least once per calendar year.  The work of the Board is to be conducted through its various committees.


HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council
HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates
HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan,
Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, United Arab Emirates
 HH Sheikh Diab bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
 HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi,
Chairman of the Executive Committee, Abu Dhabi Executive Council
 HE Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh,
Chairman, Masdar
 HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak,
Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Development Company
 H.E Eng. Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi,
Director General of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
HE Dr. Adnan Badran,
President of Petra University; former Prime Minister and Education Minister of Jordan and Deputy Director General of UNESCO
Dr. Rafael Reif,
  President,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh,
President, Masdar Institute
  HE Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber,
Minister of State, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Masdar