Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan KBE (Arabic: منصور بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان; born 21 November 1970), often referred to as Sheikh Mansour,[1][2][3] is an Emirati politician who is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, minister of presidential affairs, billionaire and member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi. He is the brother of the current President of the UAE, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,[4] and is married to one of the daughters of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. Through City Football Group he holds stakes in a variety of football clubs, including Manchester City FC.

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Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
منصور بن زايد آل نهيان
Mansour in 2013
Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
Assumed office
10 May 2009
PresidentKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime MinisterMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Preceded bySultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister of Presidential Affairs
of the United Arab Emirates
Assumed office
1 November 2009
PresidentZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime MinisterMaktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Personal details
Born (1970-11-20) 20 November 1970 (age 52)
Abu Dhabi, Trucial States
  • Alia bint Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed
    (after 1995)
  • (m. 2005)
  • Zayed
  • Fatima
  • Mohammed
  • Hamdan
  • Latifa
  • Rashid
RelativesAl Nahyan
CabinetCabinet of the United Arab Emirates
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Styles of
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan
Reference styleHis Highness
Spoken styleYour Highness

He is involved in various government-run companies in the UAE. He is chairman of the Ministerial Development Council,[5] the Emirates Investment Authority and the Emirates Racing Authority. He sits on the Supreme Petroleum Council and the Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs.[6] Mansour is a member of the boards of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).[7][8] He is vice chairman of Mubadala Investment Company,[9][10] the Emirati state-owned sovereign wealth fund.[11] He is chairman of the UAE central bank.[12]

He is also the owner of the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), an investment company for the Abu Dhabi royal family,[13] that acquired Manchester City Football Club in September 2008. He immediately handed all responsibility and ownership to Khaldoon Al Mubarak and the City Football Group which has overseen a significant transformation at the club since then.[14] The club have won six top flight league titles for the first time since 1968; City's first Premier League titles. On 21 May 2013, Major League Soccer of the United States announced that its second New York City club, to be called New York City FC, would begin play in the 2015 season and be majority-owned by Mansour in association with brothers Hal and Hank Steinbrenner.[15]