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Dr. Alyazia Ali Al Kuwaiti

Non-Executive Director

About Dr. Alyazia

Dr. Alyazia serves as the Executive Director of the UAE Industries unit within Mubadala’s UAE Investments platform. The unit plays a pivotal role in promoting the growth of local industries, augmenting in-country value, ensuring energy security, and facilitating the transition to a more sustainable future. In her role, Dr. Alyazia oversees the growth of the UAE’s largest industrial companies including Mubadala Energy, Emirates Global Alluminum, Tabreed, Masdar Renewables Company and more. These companies specialize in key sectors such as metals, renewables, utilities, energy, and water desalination.

Before assuming her current role, Dr. Alyazia was the Executive Director of the Energy portfolio in Mubadala, where she was entrusted with managing global energy operating companies. Her remit included scrutinizing business plans, steering growth strategies, and enhancing overall performance.

Her 15-year tenure at Mubadala has been marked by a consistent record of high performance in various prominent roles, including leading the Upstream and Integrated Investments in Petroleum and Petrochemicals at Mubadala, and the Midstream & Upstream Investments at IPIC.

In her illustrious career, Dr. Alyazia has been at the helm of crucial financial transitions and mergers. Her strategic acumen is underscored by her involvement in the merger of two major Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth funds in 2016, consolidating assets of $120 Billion. In 2019, she led a successful transaction, divesting one of Mubadala’s energy assets to Carlyle Group, generating sales proceeds exceeding $3 Billion, and establishing a new partnership with a top tier private equity fund.

Dr. Alyazia’s leadership extends to various boards, such as CEPSA, OMV, the National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed), and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. She previously served on the boards of Abu Dhabi-based entities like Senaat, NPCC, Khalifa Fund, among others, contributing her expertise to their Audit, Remuneration, Projects, Strategy, and Sustainability committees.

Dr. Alyazia’s academic achievements include a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Portobello College, Dublin, a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Wollongong, Dubai, and a PhD in Business Administration from the UAE University.

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