The RDIF’s International Advisory Board appointed three new members

Press release, 10.07.2013

The RDIF’s International Advisory Board appointed three new members

Moscow, July 10, 2013 –The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has appointed three new members to the fund’s International Advisory Board.

The three new members of the International Advisory Board represent the world leading investment institutions:

  • • Gao Xiqing, President of the China Investment Corporation (CIC);
  • • Khaldoon Khalifa al-Mubarak, CEO of Mubadala Development Company;
  • • Ahmad Mohamed Al-Sayed, CEO of Qatar Investment Authority.

Biographies of new members of RDIF International Advisory Board:

Gao Xiqing,Vice Chairman & President, CIC
Immediately prior to his post, he served as Deputy Chairman of the National Council for the Social Security Fund. He also worked as Deputy Chairman at the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and General Counsel and the Director General of the Public Offering Supervision Department. In the 1990s, he served as Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of China International (Holdings) Ltd. He received a juris doctor’s degree from the School of Law at Duke University in the United States and a master’s degree in law/economics from the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing.

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mubadala Development Company
Mr Al Mubarak is Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, which provides strategic policy advice to the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, of which he is also a member. He is Chairman of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Emirates Aluminium. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Urban Planning Council and a board member of First Gulf Bank and Ferrari SpA.

Ahmad Al-Sayed, CEO, Qatar Investment Authority
Prior to his assignment to the Qatar Investment Authority he worked as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Holding LLC. Mr. Al-Sayed has been the Vice Chairman of Qatar Exchange since June 2009. He has been a Member of the Board of Canary Wharf Group plc since December, 2009.

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) was established in June 2011 to make equity investments primarily in the Russian Federation. RDIF’s management company is a 100% subsidiary of Vnesheconombank. In each investment it makes, RDIF is mandated to secure co-investment that as a minimum matches its commitment, thus acting as a catalyst for direct investment into the Russian economy. Further information at

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Maria Medvedeva,
Press Secretary of RDIF
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