Board Of Directors

Senaat’s high calibre Board members combine outstanding expertise in private enterprise with excellent relationships at the highest levels of the Government of Abu Dhabi. The Board of Directors, which is appointed by and directly reports to Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council, provides long-term strategic direction ensuring that Senaat continues to be in line with Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030.

H. E. Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi

Chairman of the Board

H.E.Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi is Chief Investment Officer of ADQ, where he manages portfolio companies in the Utilities, Industries, Logistics and Food & Agriculture Sectors.


In addition to his role in ADQ, Khalifa is Chairman of the Board of SENAAT where he oversees the holding company’s performance and management of subsidiaries. Other board positions include Chairman of Agthia, NPCC, and Al Foah. He is also a board member of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation and EWEC


Prior to his current roles, he held various senior management positions including most recently, Executive Director of Refining & Petrochemicals at Mubadala Investment Company, where he managed the company’s portfolio. He was also Acting Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi National Chemical Company (Chemaweyaat). Previously, Al Suwaidi was Senior Vice President of the Service Venture Unit of Mubadala, where he established and chaired its logistics company Agility Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, Khalifa also developed the geospatial mapping services company, Bayanat Limited.


He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business, majoring in Marketing, from California State University and an EMBA with Distinction from Zayed University.


H.E. Dr. Alyazia Ali Al Kuwaiti

Vice Chairman

H.E. Alyazia Ali Al Kuwaiti joined the Board of Directors of Senaat in 2017. She brings a wealth of leadership and project management experience as a Board Member of Senaat. In her role as Director of Midstream and Upstream Investment at the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), Al Kuwaiti has played a leading role in implementing the UAE’s women empowerment strategic initiatives based on the goals set out in the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. She was recognized for her efforts in 2013, winning the Emirates Women Award (EWA) in the Career Achievements category.

H.E. Al Kuwaiti is a Board Member of a number of organizations across the UAE. These include the Gulf Energy Maritime, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, Securities and Commodities Authority and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.

Moreover, she holds a Masters in International Business from the University of Wollongong, Dubai and a BA in Accounting and Finance from the Portobello College, Dublin.

H.E. Eng. Aqeel Abdulla Madhi

Board Memeber

Engr. Aqeel A. Madhi is Vice Chairman at National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC). Engr. Madhi brings 38 Years of rich experience and excellent leadership, in managing companies and large projects in the Oil and Gas Sector. He held several senior management positions in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO) between 1981 and 1998. For the last two decades, spanning from 1998 to 2018 he served as the CEO/MD of NPCC.

Engr. Madhi started his career in 1981 as Assistant Project Manager in ADNOC, and soon progressed to take up management position such as Manager of Gas Project Division, and Director of Engineering and Major Projects at ADCO. He was the Senior Project Manager of mega projects in ADNOC before joining NPCC in 1998.During his career with NPCC, Engr. Madhi transformed and brought the company into a prestigious international organization with more than 16,000 employees.

NPCC achieved the highest growth in its history reaching AED 6 Billion in sales in 2017. He also supervised the establishment of NPCC’s engineering subsidiaries in India and representative branches in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Engr. Madhi played a key role in the Emiratization of management and technical positions in the company.In addition, he is serving as the Chairman of Al Gharbia Pipe Company LLC-Abu Dhabi, NPCC Saudi Arabia, NPCC’s engineering subsidiaries NEL and ANEWA in India; and Board Member of Principia, France. Engr. Madhi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee USA (1981).

H.E. Ali Murshed Al Marar

Board Member

H.E. Ali Murshed Al Marar joined the Board of Directors of Senaat in 2017.

He bring extensive experience in the fields of HR, Finance and Procurement. He partispate in the establishment of Abu Dhabi Gas Development Ltd, “ADNOC Sour Gas” as SVP and Borouge an Abu Dhabi-based leading provider of innovative, value creating plastic solutions as CFO.

H.E. Al-Dhaheri currently serves as Senior Vice President- Human Capital & Support Services in ADNOC OFFSHORE,

Educated in the UAE, H.E. Al Marar graduated with a BA in Accounting from the United Arab Emirates University.

H.E. Salem Sultan Al-Dhaheri

Board Member

H.E. Al-Dhaheri joined the Board of Directors of Senaat in 2017. He brings extensive experience in the fields of finance and international investment. A Certified Public Accountant, H.E. Al-Dhaheri currently serves as a Deputy Director at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which he joined in 1993.

In addition to sitting on Senaat’s Board of Directors, H.E. Al-Dhaheri is also a Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit Committees of several public and private companies in the UAE.

H.E. Al-Dhaheri holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Metropolitan State College in Denver. He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Leadership and Management in the United Kingdom.