Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak

Managing Director
Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD)

Role: Advisory board


I am the Managing Director of the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Arabian Gulf, with a crucial role in conservation and the promotion of sustainable development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Under my leadership, the Emirate underwent a myriad of changes to the environment, and the Agency had to evolve quickly to keep pace with the rapid development.

I am also the Managing Director of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund – one of the world’s largest philanthropic endowments supporting species conservation in over 200 countries. Under my leadership, the fund has garnered global attention for demonstrating best practice in the sustainability of their endowment-based funding model. I am the Chairperson of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Managing Director of Emirates Nature in association with WWF.

I serve as a board member of many of Abu Dhabi’s interconnected environmental influencers and stakeholders, such as the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, and the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority. In addition, I am an Advisory Board member of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, the Emirates Diplomatic Academy, Panthera, and the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy Initiative (WiSER).

In 2018, I was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the top 100 young sector leaders who contribute to building a more sustainable future for humankind. Fueled by my passion for the arts and the preservation of culture, I became a member of the board of advisors to the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF). I hold an MSc in Public Understanding of Environmental Change from the University College London, UK and a BA (hons) in Environmental Studies and International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA.