Abu Dhabi, UAE - 03 November, 2014: Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, today joined the nation-wide celebration of Flag Day. The UAE flag was raised as part of a special ceremony held at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven university focused on advancing energy and sustainable technologies.
Flag Day celebrations this year coincide with the 10-year anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's Presidency of the UAE.
His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, minister of state and chairman of Masdar, led the ceremonial raising of the flag, along with Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, and Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, president of Masdar Institute. They were joined by Masdar staff, along with faculty members and students of Masdar Institute. The event was held in the heart of Masdar City, Abu Dhabi's low-carbon urban development.
Since its launch in 2006, Masdar has been a leader in advancing the development of renewable energy and clean technology in the UAE, across the Middle East and globally. Through its holistic approach – merging research, investment and commercialization – the company is supporting Abu Dhabi's economic transformation with human capital development and adding knowledge-based sectors. Today, Masdar is a leading university, an investor, deploying clean energy and building the world's most sustainable city.