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Zaki Nusseibeh

Zaki Nusseibeh

Sector : Government Officials , Representatives

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : United Arab Emirates
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1946
  • Age : 70
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Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh has been active in Government service and interpreter for the President of the United Arab Emirates since 1968. Currently in the Ministry of Presidential Affairs as Cultural Advisor and continuing his role with HH President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, he previously served in the same capacity the founder of the UAE, HH Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, from 1968 until 2004.

Born in Jerusalem and educated in Jerusalem and the United Kingdom before settling in Abu Dhabi, Zaki Nusseibeh began his career as a journalist in 1967 and worked for the newly established Government of Abu Dhabi Civil Service Department. He then became Director of Information in the Abu Dhabi and, after 1971, the UAE Ministry of Information and Tourism. In this capacity he edited the first English newspaper to be published by the Abu Dhabi Government and participated in establishing its first Arabic newspaper. He also worked as a broadcaster and program producer and helped in developing Abu Dhabi's Broadcasting and media services. 

In 1975 Mr. Nusseibeh became the Director of the Press Office for HH the President and subsequently Advisor while continuing his role as the President’s personal interpreter. He was actively involved during that period in the preparation of official State visits and in the formulation of Government briefs. 

Mr. Nusseibeh has also served on several public and private bodies dealing with the development of cultural and educational strategies in Abu Dhabi. He was Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Authority since 2006 until it was amalgamated with the new Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Culture in 2012, becoming a member of the Board on the new Authority and contributing to the development of some of Abu Dhabi’s major cultural and Art initiatives. He is also a member on a number of Boards including the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi that he helped in establishing in 2006, and the Board of Trustees for Abu Dhabi University. 

Other positions of responsibility included serving as a Trustee of the Sheikh Zayed Award, the International Prize for Arab Fiction (IPAF or Arab Bookers Literary Prize), Elected Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics (2015), the London School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS Middle East Centre Advisory Board, and the Alliance Française Foundation in Paris. He is the President of the Alliance Francaise Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Classical Concert Committee, and the UAE chapter of the International 'Friends of Richard Wagner' society. He helped in founding the Abu Dhabi Classics programme in Abu Dhabi and the Al Ain Music Festival in Al Ain. 

Mr. Nusseibeh graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK, with a Masters degree in Economics. He was awarded an honorary PhD in Human Sciences by the University of Jerusalem in 2014 in recognition of his long and active career.
He is married and has three children. His eldest daughter works as a diplomat with the UAE Foreign Ministry and is currently the UAE Ambassador to the UN.


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Achievements and Awards

Decorations and Awards: (selected)
Abu Dhabi Award (2007).
Grand Officer Star of Italian Solidarity ( August 2007).
Commander of the French Order of the Palmes academiques (February 2007).
Commander of the British Victorian Order (CVO) (July 1989).
Commander of the Order of British Empire CBE (2013).
Commander of the Italian Order of Merit (1983).
Promoted to Officier Legion d'Honneur (2015).
Officer of the French Order of Merit (August 1980).
Officer of the Jordanian Order of Independence(1969).

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