Sheikh Mansour Zayed Al Nahyan: What you should know about Man City’s owner who is now UAE Vice-President
Manchester City’s owner Sheikh Mansour has been promoted to the position of vice-president of the United Arab Emirates.
Sheikh Mansour, the owner of Manchester City, has been elevated to the role of vice-president of the United Arab Emirates.
While Sheikh Mansour has been a well-known figure in the Middle East for many years, his ascension in the world of international sports has largely been attributed to his 2008 acquisition of Manchester City Football Club.
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Sheikh Mansour purchased Manchester City from the late Thaksin Shinawatra in September, bringing about the takeover.
By September 23rd, 2008, the Abu Dhabi United Group, with Mansour’s support, had successfully concluded takeover talks for the east Manchester club, and full ownership had been transferred.
Mansour also owns the City Football Group, which was established in 2014 and consists of Melbourne City, New York City, Mumbai City, and many other clubs, in addition to Manchester City. This is part of his effort to take the team well outside of Greater Manchester.
Sheikh Mansour has now taken up his newest endeavor and has been appointed the next vice-president of the United Arab Emirates.
With the blessing of the United Arab Emirates Federal Supreme Council, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the UAE, has issued resolutions naming Sheikh Mansour to the office.
The role of vice-president can now be added to Sheikh Mansour’s extensive list of key local and federal posts:
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Minister of the Presidential Court
- Chairman of the Ministerial Council for Development
- Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE)
- Chairman of the Emirates Investment Authority (EIA)
- Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD)
- Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA)
- Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD)
- Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Khalifa Award for Education
- Chairman of the Khalifa bin Zayed Charity Foundation (KBZF)
- Deputy Chairman of the General Budget Committee (Federal)
- Member of the Abu Dhabi Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC)
- Member of the Board of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
- Member of the Board of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
- Member of the Abu Dhabi Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs
- Deputy Chairman of Mubadala Investment Company
Profile Of Shiekh Mansour
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan was born on November 20, 1970, in Abu Dhabi (now the United Arab Emirates). He is a senior member of the Nahyan dynasty of Abu Dhabi and one of the foremost businessmen in the nation.
Previously, he has served as the Chief Adviser to the UAE President and as Minister of Presidential affairs. Sheikh Mansour’s father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, was the ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1966 to 2004 and the UAE President from 1971 to 2004. He married Alia bint Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed in 1995 and Manal bint Mohammed Al Maktoum in 2005.
Sheikh Mansour has chaired various Abu Dhabi’s financial entities, like the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the First Gulf Bank and the International Petroleum Investment Company. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the newly appointed Vice-President of UAE has a net worth of $30-40 billion. However, the official number is not known.