ABU DHABI, June 10 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi has appointed a new
board to lead its airport operator Abu Dhabi Airports Co (ADAC),
the state news agency reported on Sunday, the latest in a series
of management changes that began last year in the oil-rich
The new board was appointed under a decree issued by Abu
Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan and
will be chaired by Majed Ali al-Mansouri, WAM said.
The new board will have a tenure of three years, the
statement said, without citing a reason for these changes to the
Abu Dhabi, the wealthiest emirate in the seven-member
United Arab Emirates federation, has been conducting strategic
review measures of its government departments since 2011 to
improve accountability in the public sector. It has also seen a
shake-up of top management in strategic firm.
Board members in state-linked entities like Abu Dhabi
Investment Authority (ADIA), Mubadala and Aldar
Properties were revamped last year.
ADAC is overseeing the expansion of Abu Dhabi International
Airport. Last month, ADAC said it had identified Arabtec Holding
consortium that includes Greek and Turkish firms as
the preferred bidder for an estimated $3 billion contract to
expand the airport.
Mansouri is currently the chairman of the Abu Dhabi
Municipal Affairs Department. He replaces Khalifa Mohamed
(Reporting By Raissa Kasolowsky and Stanley Carvalho; Editing
by Praveen Menon)