Message from the Chairman
Beyond generating returns and supporting diversification, Mubadala has also created employment and development opportunities for qualified UAE Nationals, stimulated the local private sector and delivered world-class infrastructure to improve the quality of health, education and commerce in Abu Dhabi.
Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the Government of Abu Dhabi remains deeply committed to the ongoing diversification and development of the emirate’s economy.
This commitment stems directly from the wise vision of our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who believed that diversification and development were essential for the creation of a sustainable economic future for our people.
Mubadala Development Company contributes significantly to the delivery of this vision and remains at the forefront of Abu Dhabi’s progress in developing globally-integrated industries and social infrastructure that are the foundations of our future prosperity.
In 2014, Mubadala was once again an important driver of Abu Dhabi’s economic growth and development across multiple sectors. One of its most profound impacts lies in Mubadala’s contribution to the emirate’s increasingly knowledge-based economy.
A key strength of Mubadala has always been its ability to establish long-lasting and respectful partnerships with the world’s leading organizations. This approach is entirely in keeping with the traditions of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the UAE and will continue to guide the Group in the future.
Mubadala’s success is enabled by the vision of the Government of Abu Dhabi, the Mubadala Board of Directors, the company’s executive leadership and its employees. I want to thank each of these groups for the vital role they play in fulfilling the mission of the Mubadala Group for the lasting benefit of the organization, its shareholder, and the emirateHis Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the UAE,
Chairman of Mubadala Development Company
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Message from the Group CEO and Managing Director
We’re investing in global business platforms that allow us to focus intensely on Abu Dhabi’s long-term economic development priorities and in areas where we can make the most of our competitive advantages.
How does Mubadala’s platform structure help it achieve its objectives?
In just 12 years, our business has evolved from a single project to a global portfolio worth AED 243.6 billion, spanning multiple sectors and geographies.
The four platforms provide us with a scalable structure for significant future growth. This enables our organization to focus intensely on Abu Dhabi’s longterm economic development priorities across sectors where we can leverage our competitive advantages to make significant global impact.
The current economic environment reinforces the importance of committing to long-term diversification strategies, and growth across our global business platforms is a strong indicator that we are making solid progress.
How does Mubadala look at value creation?
Mubadala’s role in supporting Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification means we adopt a holistic approach to value creation that goes beyond financial returns and GDP contribution. The infrastructure and industries that we are forming now will create social and economic dividends for generations to come.
At home in the UAE, we are developing sectors that have been prioritized by the country’s leadership, and in doing so, creating jobs in new industries that present exciting career opportunities for Emiratis. We are also helping to strengthen infrastructure that supports a healthy society and a robust economy, including healthcare facilities, financial centers, university campuses and utilities.
As we build globally-integrated industries, we apply the same care and values that we do when operating locally. This ensures we make a positive, long-term contribution to society, both at home and in the communities where we operate around the world.
What are the values and guiding principles that determine how Mubadala operates?
We are deeply committed to living our company values and are diligent in instilling them across the Group. The spirit of partnership brings us together with worldclass companies around the globe, and both transparency and integrity underpin every joint venture and transaction we pursue. In our behavior, outlook and ambition, we also aim to personify the inspiring vision that led to our establishment as a catalyst for Abu Dhabi’s growth and economic diversification.
One of the guiding principles that sets Mubadala apart is our steady, long-term approach to investment and value creation – sometimes called “patient capital.” We combine this with active portfolio management, nimbly deploying capital and expertise in areas of competitive advantage and maintaining the flexibility to adjust to evolving circumstances. This approach has borne results across the many sectors and countries where we operate, and has had particular impact in emerging markets, where we’ve found that patience and adaptability in equal measure deliver positive benefits for our shareholder, our partners and the people of the UAE.
The Investment Committee is mandated by the Board of Directors to review, analyze and approve corporate matters related to strategy and investment decisions, and to continually monitor Mubadala’s financial and operational performance.
The Investment Committee is comprised of the Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Group Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Capital Officer and Group Chief Legal Counsel. In addition, the four platform CEOs are members of the Investment Committee, ensuring alignment and synergies across all the sectors in which Mubadala operates.
The Committee convened 47 times in 2014 to discuss 177 items and addressed a further 107 items by circulation.Our organizational structure