Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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This is an Arabic name; the family name is Al Nahyan.
Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
In office 2010 – present
Predecessor Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
House Al Nahyan family
Father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Mother Sheika Mouza
Religion Islam
Al Nahyan family
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Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is an Emirati businessman and managing director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He is a member of the Al Nahyan, ruling family of Abu Dhabi.

Early life and education[edit]

Sheikh Hamed the son of late emir (ruler) of Abu Dhabi, the founder and first president of UAE.[1] His mother is Sheikha Mouza.[2] He has four full-brothers, including late Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Saif.[1] Hamed holds an economics degree, which he received from Emirates University, and a master's degree in petroleum economics, which he obtained from the University of Wales.[3]


Sheikh Hamed is the chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and the member of Executive Council of Abu Dhabi.[4][5] He is the deputy chairman of Khalifa University's board of trustees.[6] Sheik Hamad is the chairman of the board of directors of Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi government-owned airlines.[7]

On 14 April 2010, he replaced his deceased brother Sheikh Ahmed as the managing director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the three largest sovereign wealth fund.[8][9][10][11]


In 2012, he was included in the 50 Most Influential list of Bloomberg Markets magazine.[11] He is the 12th in the list.[11] In July 2013, Sheikh Hamed was ranked #1 on the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute's Public Investor 100 ranking.[12]



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  2. ^ Christopher Davidson (September 2011). Abu Dhabi: Oil and Beyond. Columbia University Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-231-80033-4. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Biography" (PDF). GSEC. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "The General Secretariat of the Executive Council - Members' Profiles". GSEC. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "منتديات سمو الشيخ محمد بن زايد آل نهيان في قلوب محبيه". Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed website. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed chairs Khalifa University's Board of Trustees Executive Committee Meeting". Albawaba. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Etihad Airways Global - National Airline of United Arab Emirates". Etihad Airways. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sheikh Hamed named head of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority". Arabian Business. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Hamed appointed new ADIA Managing Director". Khaleej Times. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Sara Bazoobandi (20 December 2012). Political Economy of the Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Case Study of Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Routledge. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-136-17019-5. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential". Bloomberg. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan". SWF Institute. Retrieved 11 August 2013.