PAKISTAN and UAE enjoys strong brotherly relations, cordial & diverse since the inception of the Emirates. Our bilateral relations have attained new heights at all level from political, economic and people to people contacts, which gradually developed into a robust strategic partnership over the years. Some Kind & significant personalities in the Emeriti Royal family have played a major role in fortifying this relationship. One such Prominent Personality is H.E Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
H.E Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan name of a vision
His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan is a prominent member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Currently, His Highness is UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of Culture Youth and Social and Knowledge Development as well as Minister of Tolerance. Formerlyhe served as Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. In the past His Highness was Chairman of several ministerial committees including the Ministerial Committee for Education and the National Committee for Workforce Planning. He received his education from the British Midfield School until the high secondary level before joining Magdalen College at Oxford University in United Kingdom.
His Highness owns substantial business interests, hotels and other investments in UAE, Pakistan, Africa, US and Central Asia. H.E Sheikh Al Nahyan also holds various offices as Chairman and Director at Board and Trusts along with Patron ship of various local and foreign organizations and affiliates. His direct and indirect business interest spread throughout various industry sectors such as banking, telecom, insurance, hospitality, healthcare, construction, and project financing and investment management.
H.E. Sheikh Nahyan chairs Union National Bank, one of UAE’s leading financial institutions, as well as a dynamic international investment group covering banks, construction and petrochemical firms, hotels and real estate.
Net Worth: According to Forbes Magazine 2015 H.E Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan net worth is at least $1.3 billion.
Achievements of H.E Nahyan Al Mubarak
H.E Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak 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. He is the president of the third, Zayed University, established in 1998.
Sheikh Nahyan is also Chairman of CERT (Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training), the commercial arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology, which was established in 1996.
Besides his ministerial responsibilities, he is also Chairman of the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare. He has been playing a leading and distinguished part in the educational advancements, focusing on the role of education in achieving development and progress. H.E Al Nahyan supports many charitable institutions and devotes special attention to the disabled children as the Honorary President of Abu Dhabi Future Center for Special Needs.
Investments In Pakistan
Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak has always demonstrated a keen interest in Pakistan. H.E is Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Group, Union National Bank, and United Bank Limited. He is also Founder Chairman of Bank Alfalah Limited and Chairman of Warid Telecom International having operating subsidiaries in Pakistan (a regional telecoms group based out of Abu Dhabi with operations in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Georgia, Uganda, Congo Brazzaville, and Ivory Coast).
Warid Telecom has been merged with Mobilink. Bank Alfalah Limited is the six largest bank in Pakistan by size with 655 branches operating 225 cities including 11 international branches in three countries including Bahrain, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
Also headed by H.E Al Nahyan bin Mubarak is the Tavuuan, which is a subsidiary of Dhabi Group, a partner of Punjab Government, which makes investments in different projects of telecommunication, financial, real estate and healthcare businesses.
In July 2017 H.E Sheikh AL Nahayan bin Mubarak visited Pakistan and met with the management and staff of Bank Alfalah. He met the Chief Minister, Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, and discussed matters of mutual interest and expressed his confidence in the role of the SBP in fostering Pakistan’s economic growth.
Awards from Pakistan
H.E Sheikh Nahyan Al Mubarak is the recipient of various prominent regional and international Awards notably Pakistan’s highest civilian award, the ‘Hilal-e-Pakistan’, which was bestowed upon him by the President of Pakistan in 2005 for his contribution to the economic growth of Pakistan.
The never ending phenomenon
UAE continues to make substantial investments in Pakistan to help shape the country’s vibrant economy. Among the seven GCC countries, the UAE is the largest investor in Pakistan with several key Emirati companies continuing to invest here
The Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, first adopted during the global financial crisis in 2008, has sought to steer the local economy away from its hydrocarbon-based nature and create a more diverse sectorial base. In 1Q16 significant signs of success are being seen, with SCAD recording 8.8% GDP growth in year-on-year terms for non-oil economic activity, while non-oil exports surged to AED9.8 billion ($2.67 billion) over the same time period.
H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan has proved to be a true friend of Pakistan, supporting the country in growth and economic prosperity. He is versatile and skilled in the field of business, with special focus in banking, project financing and investment management. Ranked among the successful businessmen at the UAE and international levels. We hope the partnership between Pakistan and H.E Sheikh Al Nahyan al Mubarak thrives and enters new era of triumphs and progress in the future for both our nations.