Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi
Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi is NOVA Chemicals’ Chairman of the Board. He is Chief Executive Officer, Direct Investments at Mubadala Investment Company, with oversight of the energy, technology, life sciences, consumer, industrial and financial services portfolios.
Ahmed is a member of Mubadala’s Investment Committee. The committee is mandated to develop the organization’s investment policies, establish investment guidelines and review and approve all proposed projects and investments to ensure they are in line with Mubadala’s business objectives and strategy. He is also a member of the Investment & Business Planning Committee which approves transactions within certain financial thresholds in addition to overseeing Mubadala’s consolidated business planning and performance monitoring processes.
Prior to joining Mubadala, Ahmed was a partner at McKinsey & Co., where he co-led the Principal Investor practice and was also the Managing Partner of the Abu Dhabi practice. He was formerly a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble, where he led several flagship brands.
He holds a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Mechanical Engineering/Product Strategy and an Engineer’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the École Centrale Paris, both with highest honors. While at MIT, he received the J. W. F. Foreign Scholarship Board award for academic excellence.
Ahmed is Chairman of GlobalFoundries and Compañía Española de Petróleos (Cepsa). He is also a Board Member of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), PCI Pharma Services, and Mubadala Capital.