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.

 

 
 
CHAIRMAN
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council
 
 
HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan,
Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development
HE Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Minister of State and CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi,
Minister of State for Defence Affairs and Vice-Chairman of Mubadala Development Company
HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak,
Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and CEO of Mubadala Development Company
HE Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan,
Chancellor of UAE University

HE Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
HE Dr. Amal Abdulla Al Qubaisi HE Dr. Amal Abdulla Al Qubaisi,
Chairperson of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC)
 HE Dr. Amal Abdulla Al Qubaisi

 

HE Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili,
Chairman of the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD)

HE Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh,
Chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Market

HE Eng. Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi,
Member of the Supreme Petroleum Council

 

Dr. Adnan Badran,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Petra University

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Dr. Martin Schmidt, Provost the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 Fred Moavenzadeh,
James Mason Crafts Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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