Sheikh Abdallah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan was born on 30 April 1972. He has been holding the position of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, a post to which he was appointed on 9th February 2006. Since 15th July 2006, he has also been Chairman of the Board of the National Media Council.
His other official posts include those of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Emirates Media Incorporated, since 24th January 1999, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Foundation, since 12th July 2005, and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, since 31st December 2005.
A graduate in Political Science from the Emirates University, Al Ain, in 1995, Sheikh Abdullah's first official post was as Under Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Culture, which he held from 16th April 1995 to 23rd March 1997. On that date, he was appointed Minister of Information and Culture, a position that he continued to hold until 9th February 2006, when he became Minister for Foreign Affairs.