H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan
Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan is the United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. He is 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.
His Excellency is also Chairman of CERT (Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training), Abu Dhabi Group, Union National Bank, United Bank Limited, and WARID Telecom International.
For several years, His Excellency has been the sponsor of the Emirates Natural History Group with chapters in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. One of the two awards presented annually by the Abu Dhabi chapter is the Sheikh Mubarak Award, named after His Excellency’s father.
His Excellency is the son of Sheikh Mubarak bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works is His Excellency’s brother.
Sheikh Mohammad bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is His Excellency’s grand-father, himself the grand-son of Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.