Abu Dhabi makes key appointments

17 February 2016

Emiri decrees reshuffle executive council

UAE President and Abu Dhabi Ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed has issued a decree retaining Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan as chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, in addition to serving as Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed al-Nahyan also stays as the Executive Council’s vice-chairman, according to the state-controlled Emirates News Agency (WAM). Four new members have been inducted into the executive council: Riyad Abdulrahman al-Mubarak, finance department chairman; Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Hamed, chairman of the energy authority; Ali Rashid al-Nuaimi, vice-chancellor of UAE University, who has been appointed director-general of the Abu Dhabi Education Council; and Awaida Murshed al-Marar, chairman of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport.

The members of the executive council now comprise:

  • Sheikh Hamad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al-Nahyan
  • Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun al-Nahyan
  • Ahmed Mubarak al-Mazrouei, secretary-general of executive council 
  • Khaldoun Khalifa al-Mubarak, chairman of executive affairs authority
  • Mugheer Khamis al-Khaili, chairman of Abu Dhabi Health Authority 
  • Saeed Eid al-Ghafli, chairman of executive office 
  • Ali Majed al-Mansouri, chairman of economic development 
  • Mohammed Khalfan al-Romaithi, commander-in-chief of Abu Dhabi Police
  • Riyad Abdulrahman al-Mubarak, chairman of finance department
  • Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Hamed, chairman of energy authority
  • Ali Rashid al-Nuaimi, director-general of Abu Dhabi Education Council 
  • Awaida Murshed al- Marar, chairman of Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport

A separate federal decree also named Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, son of the Abu Dhabi crown prince, as chairman of the state security department. The new role is of ministerial level, with the appointment coming a day after the new cabinet members were sworn into office.

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