Martin Mbugua Bio

Martin Mbugua

Board Member
AmCham Abu Dhabi

Associate Vice Chancellor for External Relations and Communications
New York University Abu Dhabi 

Martin A. Mbugua leads the Office of External Relations and Communications at New York University Abu Dhabi in articulating and defining the university’s unique distinctiveness, raising its profile as a new model of higher education, and fostering its reputation globally. 

Martin joined NYUAD in 2021 with over 20 years of experience developing and implementing strategic communications and marketing plans, media and external relations, issues management, internal communications, brand management, and journalism. He previously worked in communications and marketing at U.S. institutions of higher learning, including Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Skidmore College. Before that, he was a reporter for the New York Daily News and other publications.