FAQs

Explore our Frequently Asked Questions and discover more about ADQ.

What is ADQ?

ADQ ("القابضة" in Arabic) is one of the region's largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi's diversified economy. We are both an asset owner and investor in target sectors, locally and internationally, which align with the Abu Dhabi leadership's economic vision. We work to ensure the long-term financial viability and sustainability of our portfolio, ultimately creating added value for Abu Dhabi's future.

What is ADQ's mission?

ADQ is committed to accelerating the transformation of the emirate into a globally competitive and knowledge-based economy. We embed a performance culture across our portfolio of companies, ensuring their long-term financial viability and sustainability, so as to support a prosperous and diversified economy for Abu Dhabi. ADQ works to fulfil this role by being an active government partner, owner, and investor. Learn more about our vision, values and mandate here.

What does the ADQ portfolio include?

ADQ brings together some of Abu Dhabi's most dynamic, transformational and ambitious enterprises within a single holding company through direct and indirect investments. They are broadly arranged within sector clusters that include utilities, tourism and hospitality, aviation, transport, logistics, industries, real estate, media, food and agriculture, healthcare and financial services. Learn more about our portfolio of companies here.

How is ADQ structured?

ADQ is an independently governed holding company for a portfolio of major commercial enterprises. It was established in 2018 and is a trusted partner of the Government of Abu Dhabi. The primary role of ADQ’s Board of Directors is to provide strategic direction and oversight for the organisation. The Board also monitors and ensures the protection of ADQ's assets and investments and the optimal management of risk.

What are ADQ's primary and other roles?

We are a national champion across key sectors of the emirate's economy. Our scale, capabilities and diversity allow us to create long-term value for our portfolio companies while building a prosperous and diversified economy for Abu Dhabi. Our active investment approach enables our portfolio companies' leadership teams to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible by implementing best commercial practice, optimal management structures and value-driven initiatives. By bringing together key entities representing such a wide spectrum of strategic sectors within a single holding structure, we are able to seize and capitalize on economic and commercial opportunities.

Where are ADQ's headquarters?

ADQ's headquarters are in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Who is the Chairman and CEO?

The Chairman of ADQ is H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The CEO of ADQ is H.E. Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi.

What is the legal name of ADQ?

ADQ's registered legal name is Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company PJSC.