The Men Behind Man City

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs of the United Arab Emirates and Vice Chairman of Mubadala Investment Company.

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

His Highness is also the Chairman of the Ministerial Council for Services, the Emirates Investment Authority and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. He sits on the Supreme Petroleum Council and on the boards of numerous investment institutions.

In 1997, Mansour bin Zayed was appointed chairman of the presidential office, which his father Zayed II is the first and by-then president of UAE. After the death of his father, he was appointed by his eldest half-brother, Khalifa II, as first minister of presidential affairs of the United Arab Emirates, which is the merger of the presidential office and presidential court. 

On September 1, 2008, Manchester City were taken over by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), changing the face of the club and the English game forever.

It was perhaps inevitable that His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan would one day become the owner of a Premier League football club. 

H.H said; “I have always enjoyed business, I have a love for the game, and I like to compete, he says simply”. 

His Highness Sheikh Mansour chairs a number of local entities in Abu Dhabi which play ‎indispensable roles in boosting the position of the UAE such as Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan ‎Foundation in 2007, Board of International Petroleum Investment Company as well as ‎holding positions of Vice President of Abu Dhabi Education Council in 2005, Deputy ‎Chairman of the Financial and Economic Committee, Member of the Supreme Petroleum ‎Council, and board member of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority since 2005.‎

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan continued his studies in the United ‎States, where he was awarded his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations in 1993. ‎

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