UAE/Abu Dhabi: SPC changes tighten MBZ’s grip

Issue 1012 - 01 Apr 2016
A 29 March reshuffle at Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) has further reinforced the dominance of Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (MBZ) and his Bani Fatima brothers. Among those to join the SPC are Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber – who has been reshuffling executives himself following his recent appointment to head Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (see below) – Mubadala Development Corporation (MDC) chief executive Khaldoon Al-Mubarak and MBZ’s son Sheikh Diyab.

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