Executive Council of Abu Dhabi

Executive Council of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Executive Council is the local executive authority of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It assists the Ruler to carry out his duties and powers. The Council holds weekly meetings in Abu Dhabi to discuss issues and memos referred to it by Abu Dhabi’s departments and governmental authorities, concerning the progress of government-sponsored projects, the development of services and the improvement of governmental performance in Abu Dhabi.

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History

The Executive Council is formed in 20 January 1974 to replace the Cabinet of Abu Dhabi. The Cabinet of Abu Dhabi is abolished after the reformation of the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates on 23 December 1973.

The first Prime Minister of Abu Dhabi, Charmain of the Cabinet and first Chairman of the first Executive Council is the by-then Crown Prince Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Chairman of Executive Council then handed to the current Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in 2004 after Khalifa became the new Emir (ruler) of Abu Dhabi.

Members

As of 12 December 2010[1][2]
  • Crown Prince HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Chairman of the Executive Council)
  • HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council)
  • HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court)
  • HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • HE Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan (Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority)
  • HE Mohammad Ahmad Al Bowardi (Secretary-General of the Executive Council)
  • HE Sheikh Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak (Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority)
  • HE Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei (Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and Deputy Secretary-General of the Executive Council)
  • HE Hamad Al Hurr Al Suwaidi (Chairman of the Department of Finance)
  • HE Nasser Ahmed Al Sowaidi (Chairman of the Economic Development Department)
  • HE Abdullah Rashid Al Otaiba (Chairman of the Department of Transport)
  • Staff Major-General Obaid Al Ketbi (Deputy Director-General of Abu Dhabi Police)
  • HE Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili (General Manager Of Abu Dhabi Education Council)
  • HE Majid Ali Al Mansouri (Chairman of the Department of Municipal Affairs)

References

  1. ^ "Sheikh Khalifa issues two decrees reconstituting executive council of Abu Dhabi". Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan official site. 12 December 2010. http://www.sheikhmohammedbinzayed.net/site/en/news_show.php?n_id=306. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Members' Profiles". Executive Council of Abu Dhabi. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/603uWia8v. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 

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