His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
(aka Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahayan
, ) is the United Arab Emirates Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
. He 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; and president of the third, Zayed University
, established in 1998.
Sheikh Nahyan is also Chairman
, the commercial arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology
, which was established in 1996.
Sheikh Nahyan is Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Group
, Union National Bank
, and United Bank Limited
. Abu Dhabi Group is a large investor in Pakistan
. It owns Bank Alfalah
, Warid Telecom
, Wateen Telecom
and many more in Pakistan. His Highness is also Founder Chairman of Bank Alfalah Limited.
Sheikh Nahyan is Chairman of WARID
Telecom International (a regional telecoms group based out of Abu Dhabi
with operations in Pakistan
, Congo Brazzaville
, and Ivory Coast
Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan is also recipient of Pakistan's highest civilian award, the 'Hilal-e-Pakistan
', which was conferred upon him by the President of Pakistan in 2005.
For several years, Sheikh Nahyan has been the sponsor of the Emirates Natural History Group
with chapters in Abu Dhabi
and Al Ain
. One of the two awards presented annually by the Abu Dhabi chapter... Read More