Emirates Foundation gets a new board
ABU DHABI, September 2, 2014
The Board of trustees of Emirates Foundation (EF) has been set up with Ben Van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell as the chairman.
The decision was issued H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
The board includes Delos M. Cosgrove, President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic; Bob Dudley, CEO of British Petroleum (BP); Christophe de Margerie, Chairman and CEO of Total; Chang Soo Huh, Chairman of GS Holding; Stephen I. Chazen, President and CEO of Occidental Petroleum Corporation; and Shepard W. Hill, President of Boeing International.
According to the law which created Emirates Foundation, the board of trustees will provide advice on the general policy of the foundation to the board of directors chaired by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, foreign Minister.
Emirates Foundation was launched in April 2005 as an integrated national initiative that seeks to invest in UAE youth through a strategy that uses the model of venture philanthropy to develop nationwide programmes that aim to impact the lives of UAE youth positively and permanently in a manner that is measurable and sustainable. – TradeArabia News Service