UAE President Restructures Board of Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund ADIA
The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is 1 of the world’s richest sovereign wealth funds
UAE President and Abu Dhabi ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decree reshuffling the board of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), official news agency WAM reported Tuesday. The national sovereign wealth funds is Chaired by Sheikh Khalifa.
Under the decree, the members of the board include: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan – who will serve as deputy Chairman of the Board; Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan – who will serve as the Managing Director; Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan; Mohammed Habroush Al Suwaidi; and Khalil Mohammed Sharif Al Fulazi.
ADIA, which invests across numerous asset classes globally, does not disclose the total size of its assets.
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute estimates the fund to manage assets worth about $828-B, making it the 2nd largest in the world, after Norway’s Government Pension Fund.
Last year, the Abu Dhabi fund also confirmed plans to expand further into Asia by opening an office in Hong Kong.
The HK office is ADIA’s 1st international office after it shut down its London base in Y 2015.
In August last year, ADIA also appointed Garry Beaton, from Ashmore Group, to the newly created role of global head of operations.
By Aarti Najraj
Paul Ebeling, Editor