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Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

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Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
الشيخ نهيان بن مبارك آل نهيان
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Minister of State for Tolerance
Assumed office
20 October 2017
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Preceded by Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi
Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development[1]
In office
10 February 2016 – 20 October 2017
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Preceded by Post established
Succeeded by Mohammed Al Gergawi
Chancellor of United Arab Emirates University[1]
In office
1983–2013
Chancellor of Higher Colleges of Technology[1]
In office
1988–2013
Chancellor of Zayed University[1]
In office
1998–2013
Personal details
Nationality Emirati
Relatives

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan heads the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Social Development.[2][3]

Career

Prior to March 17, 2013, he headed the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.[4] He is the son of Mubarak bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, grandson of Mohammad bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, great-grandson of Khalifa bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, and great-great-grandson of Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works, is his brother. Sheikh Nahyan was also Chancellor of two of the UAE's three government-sponsored institutions of higher learning: United Arab Emirates University, established in 1976, and the Higher Colleges of Technology, established in 1988; and president of the third, Zayed University, established in 1998 until removed from these positions in April 2013.[5] He is also the Chairman of CERT (Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training), the commercial arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology, established in 1996. For several years, Sheikh Nahyan has been the sponsor of the Emirates Natural History Group with chapters in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.[6] One of the two awards presented annually by the Abu Dhabi chapter is the Sh. Mubarak Award, named for Sheikh Nahyan's father.

Investments

Nahyan is Chairman of Warid Telecom International (a regional telecoms group based out of Abu Dhabi with operations in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Uganda, Congo Brazzaville, and Ivory Coast). He is also chairman of the Abu Dhabi Group, Union National Bank, and United Bank Limited.

Pakistan

Nahyan has taken a keen interest in Pakistan–United Arab Emirates Friendship. He is one of two Emirati royals, that own estate with a personal game reserve near the mouth of the Indus River in Sindh Province used for falconeering and hunting; the other royal being the late Sheikh Zayed. Nahyan's Abu Dhabi United Group is a large investor in Pakistan. It owns Bank Alfalah, Warid Telecom, Wateen Telecom, Taavun and many more in Pakistan. He is also Founder Chairman of Bank Alfalah.

Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan is also recipient of Pakistan's highest civilian award, the Hilal-e-Pakistan, which was conferred upon him by the President of Pakistan in 2005.

Georgia

In Georgia, Nahyan invested in Kor Standard Bank (now Terabank) and Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi.[7]

See also

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