Masdar Board of Directors


His Excellency Dr. Sultan Al Jaber

H. E. Dr Sultan Al Jaber is a Minister of State in the UAE Cabinet and CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC Group).

As Minister of State Dr. Al Jaber is responsible for a number of economic, political, development and social files of the UAE, promoting the UAE’s strategic relations with a number of countries. Dr. Sultan oversaw the UAE’s development program in Egypt, where he applied a unique, hands on partnership model of project implementation. He also assisted in the launch of the China Joint Strategic Investment Fund and represents the UAE on the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Before entering government, Dr Al Jaber developed a specialized expertise in energy and infrastructure, beginning his early career at ADNOC. He established Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s pioneering renewable energy initiative, and served seven years as its CEO, guiding its global contribution to clean technology and sustainable development. In February 2016, while retaining the chairmanship of Masdar, he returned to ADNOC as its CEO, where he leads its evolution to remain one of the world’s leading energy companies and a central pillar of the UAE’s economy.

Dr Al Jaber holds a number of additional executive positions, including Chairman of the National Media Council, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company and Director-General of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. In 2009 he led Masdar’s efforts in the UAE’s successful bid to host the headquarters of the "International Renewable Energy Agency" (IRENA).

Dr Al Jaber holds a PhD in business and economics from the United Kingdom, as well as BSc in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and MBA from the United States.

His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul

H.E. Dr. Ahmad was appointed Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education in February 2016, supervising the development of higher education and scientific research in the UAE.

H.E. Dr. Ahmad previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Masdar, where he was also a member of the executive committee at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Prior to that role, H.E. was formerly Vice President, Industry Unit of Mubadala Development Company, H.E. holds a PhD from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia; a Master's degree from the University of Melbourne; and a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Khalifa University.

Ahmed Saeed Al Calily

Ahmed serves as Chief Strategy & Risk Officer, overseeing functions that guide Mubadala’s future investment scope and that provide comprehensive risk management to the organization.

Carlos Obeid 

Carlos is Mubadala’s Chief Financial Officer with oversight of Mubadala’s commercial functions including Mergers & Acqusitions, Structured Finance & Capital Markets, Treasury, Financial Planning & Business Performance, and Reporting & Control.

Before joining Mubadala, Carlos worked with the UAE Offsets Programme Bureau where he led a wide range of initiatives including privatization, utilities and financial services. 

Homaid Al Shimmari 

Homaid is Deputy Group CEO and Chief Human Capital & Corporate Officer with oversight of Mubadala’s Human Capital, Emiratization, Business Services, Enterprise Technology Services, Government Affairs and Construction Management Services.

Before joining Mubadala, Homaid was a Lieutenant Colonel in the UAE Armed Forces, with involvement in military aviation, maintenance, procurement and logistics.

Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi 

Khaled is the Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables & Information Communications Technology (ICT) for Mubadala. He has oversight of the company’s Aerospace, Renewables, ICT, Utilities and Defense Services portfolio.

Before joining Mubadala, Khaled worked as Chief Investment Officer at International Capital and was the Head of Corporate Finance & Business Development at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, where he focused on developing the bank’s investment banking capabilities. 

Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi 

Waleed serves as Mubadala’s Deputy Group CEO and Chief Executive Officer, Alternative Investments & Infrastructure. As Deputy Group CEO, he has oversight of special projects at the group level and ensures that the company’s four platforms are coordinating efficiently. In addition, he leads the healthcare, real estate & infrastructure, and capital investments portfolios.