Abu Dhabi revamps boards of its airport, tourism entities

The opening of the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat island, being developed by TDIC, is delayed to 2017 due to pending construction work. (File photo: AFP)

Abu Dhabi has revamped the boards of two key state-owned entities, Abu Dhabi Airports and the Tourism Development Investment Company (TDIC), which are handling some of the emirate's biggest development projects.

Company sources gave no reason for the changes, which occurred last month and replaced Ali Majed al-Mansouri, who had served as Abu Dhabi Airports chairman since 2012 and TDIC chairman since 2014.

Awaidha Murshed al-Marar was appointed the new chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, and some board members have also been replaced, a company spokeswoman told Reuters.

Marar is already chairman of Abu Dhabi's Department of Municipal Affairs and chairman of Etihad Rail.

Mohamed Khalifa al-Mubarak is the new chairman of TDIC, a company source confirmed.

Mubarak's existing roles include chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and the chief executive of Aldar Properties.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48