Ahmed Yahia

Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi was elected to the board of directors as Chairman in December 2013.

Mr. Al Idrissi is currently the Chief Executive Officer, Direct Investments at Mubadala Investment Company with oversight of the Technology, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Consumer, Industrials & Business Services and Energy portfolios.

Mr. Al Idrissi is a member of Mubadala’s Investment Committee, which develops Mubadala’s investment policies and reviews proposed projects. He is also a member of Mubadala’s Investment & Business Planning Committee, which approves transactions within certain financial thresholds in addition to overseeing Mubadala’s consolidated business planning and performance monitoring processes.

Prior to joining Mubadala, Mr. Al Idrissi was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he co-led the Principal Investor practice and was also the Managing Partner of the Abu Dhabi practice. He was formerly a Marketing Manager at Procter & Gamble, where he led several flagship brands.

Mr. Al Idrissi serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of Compañía Española de Petróleos (Cepsa), and of NOVA Chemicals, and is a member of the board of directors of ADIC (Abu Dhabi Investment Council), Mubadala Capital, PCI Pharma and Emirates Global Aluminum. Previously, he served as a board member of AMD from 2012 to 2019.

Mr. Al Idrissi holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from École Centrale Paris and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Product Strategy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Al Idrissi is an independent, non-executive director pursuant to applicable Nasdaq rules.