Ahmed Yahia

Chairman of the Board and Strategy and Technology Committee Chair

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

Mr. Yahia is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Direct Investments at Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), with oversight of the energy, chemicals, technology, life sciences, consumer, industrial and financial services portfolios.

Prior to joining Mubadala, Ahmed was a partner at McKinsey & Co., 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.

Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the École Centrale Paris; Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Current Board Positions: Chairman of GlobalFoundries, NOVA Chemicals and Cepsa. He is also a Board Member of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), PCI Pharma Services, and Mubadala Capital.

Previous Board Positions: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD, USA), TM Mining Ventures (MATSA, Spain), Mubadala Petroleum (UAE), Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar, UAE), National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed, UAE), Mubadala/Veolia JV (France), Jiangsu Suyadi Tancai Co (China), SMN Power Holding Company (Oman), Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC, Guinea), Sociedad Minera de Santander (Minesa, Colombia).