HAWKAMAH, THE INSTITUTE FOR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance, constitutes a groundbreaking development for institution building, corporate sector reform, good governance, financial market development, investment and growth in the region. Hawkamah was created for the region, by the region, and of the region to advance corporate governance reform.

Upcoming Events

  • The Board (Part 2 DDP) Arabic

    18 Jan - 19
    18 Jan - 19

    The Board (Part 2 DDP) Arabic

    Location: Dubai

    Categories: Director Development Programme Events 2017

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  • Company Secretary Workshop (Masterclass Part 1)

    23 Jan - 24
    23 Jan - 24

    Company Secretary Workshop (Masterclass Part 1)

    Location: Dubai

    Categories: Events 2017

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  • Finance for Non Financial Professionals

    25 Jan - 26
    25 Jan - 26

    Finance for Non Financial Professionals

    Location: Dubai

    Categories: Events 2017

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  • Introduction to Corporate Governance (Part 1 DDP)

    13 Feb - 14
    13 Feb - 14

    Introduction to Corporate Governance (Part 1 DDP)

    Location: Dubai

    Categories: Director Development Programme Events 2017

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  • The Board (Part 2 DDP)

    15 Feb - 16
    15 Feb - 16

    The Board (Part 2 DDP)

    Location: Dubai

    Categories: Director Development Programme Events 2017

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  • Company Secretary Workshop (Masterclass Part 2)

    20 Feb - 21
    20 Feb - 21

    Company Secretary Workshop (Masterclass Part 2)

    Location: Dubai

    Categories: Events 2017

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  • Strategic Leadership (Part 3 DDP) Arabic

    27 Feb - 28
    27 Feb - 28

    Strategic Leadership (Part 3 DDP) Arabic

    Location: Dubai

    Categories: Director Development Programme Events 2017

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  • Financial Stewardship, Accountability & Planning ( Part 4 DDP) Arabic

    01 Mar - 02
    01 Mar - 02

    Financial Stewardship, Accountability & Planning ( Part 4 DDP) Arabic

    Location: Dubai

    Categories: Director Development Programme Events 2017

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  • Strategic Leadership (Part 3 DDP)

    06 Mar - 07
    06 Mar - 07

    Strategic Leadership (Part 3 DDP)

    Location: Dubai

    Categories: Director Development Programme Events 2017

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  • Financial Stewardship, Accountability & Planning ( Part 4 DDP)

    20 Mar - 21
    20 Mar - 21

    Financial Stewardship, Accountability & Planning ( Part 4 DDP)

    Location: Dubai

    Categories: Director Development Programme Events 2017

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  • DIRECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

    Around the world, the role of the board is evolving in response to corporate governance objectives. In the Middle East, businesses are seeking to achieve a fine balance between policing and partnering, as family-owned businesses transform themselves into public corporations. Businesses are also keen to empower boards and clarify their roles in the organization.

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  • International CG Study Tour

    Hawkamah organizes one study tour every year to visit one or more of the markets known for their good governance practices. Participants get the chance to meet board members, top executives, and corporate governance experts of very prestigious organizations.

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  • WOMEN DIRECTORS PROGRAM 2017

    Hawkamah strongly believes that companies can use regional women leaders to enhance board room diversity and to introduce more independent thinking in the region's board rooms.

    Women Directors Program is therefore an initiative designed to broaden the cadre of independent directors serving the region's boardrooms by targeting women entrepreneurs, business and political leaders and academics to serve as directors.

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  • Corporate Culture: The Secret Ingredient

    Corporate culture could be defined as the set of values that influence decision making and behavior at all levels of the organization. Corporate culture is what makes the organization unique and stand- out among its peers. A flawed culture has emerged as a root cause of many of recent financial scandals. This has attracted the attention of regulators and governance experts. Instead of looking just at specific governance structures, laws and regulations, regulators are starting to look at culture. This will also be the main focus of Hawkamah’s annual conference this year.

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Testimonials

  • The Director Development Program is great way to gain insight and improved understanding in areas such as corporate governance and board functionality. I would highly recommend the program as a foundational step before they begin their board experience.

    Bindu Ann Joseph - Chief Operating Officer - 3W Networks
  • Director Development Program was invaluable learning experience for me which has elevated my knowledge and broaden my understanding mainly on the corporate governance practices and board of directors role. It has addressed the main concepts from theoretical and practical perspectives. The material is comprehensive and provides the key information of the different aspects of the course. I strongly recommend the program for individuals who play role in corporate governance and seek to enrich their knowledge of companies’ board of directors.

    Sumaya Alshaer - Acting Head of Strategy & Corporate Governance - DUBAI SOUTH
  • The Director Development Program is being run with an effective balance between theory presented by knowledgeable staff and interactive discussions among the participants. This makes it into a recommendable program for aspiring and existing Board Members alike to get up to date on Corporate Governance as relevant for our GCC Region.

    Johan H. Brand – Owner – Johan Brand Leadership Advisory DWC – LLC
  • My favorite part of the DDP program is that it teaches you more than academics. It gives you insights on the skills you need as a board member.

    Noora Mahfouth A Mohd Alshehhi - Manager- Contract Review Audit - Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
  • The program was a great opportunity for me to learn about best practices of governance and board dynamics both globally and locally. Having diverse and experienced colleagues brought new and different   perspectives that added value.

    Majid Al Mail - Senior Manager & Head of INNOVATOR Program - Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC)
  • Building corporate governance capability is vital for board members, and eventually can help create financially healthier businesses, and more sustainable over the long term. I encourage all seniors to look beyond traditional forms of governance and explore new techniques and patterns that “Hawkamah” has tailored for its unique associates. PDD program has given us the horizon to use these tools on real business cases and prepare us to set in board meetings with self-confidence and sensibility.

    Ekram Al-Yacoub - Saudi Business Analyst and Columnist
  • The DDP course striked the right balances between academic governance literature, class discussion, and trainer background. This was a great course to get more depth in governance with discussions on regional case studies drawn from Hawkamah, class Trainers, or Participants.

    Jasem Alawadhi - Manager CTO - Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • The Directorship Development Program (DDP) provides a structured overview of the skills and responsibilities required by the board member.  The material is interesting and comprehensive in nature, yet practical and immediately implementable.  The instructors add practical insight into the topics, and the diversity of the attendance provides multiple viewpoints.  This program is highly recommended for individuals looking for a structured framework to develop skills instrumental for serving boards.

    Nathalie Sfeir Bsaibes - Legal Consultant - MEG Legal Services
  • Anyone who wants to enter the world of boards and governance; this is your passport.

    Jehad Kazim - Director, legal services - Dubai Chamber
  • I thoroughly enjoyed Mudara’s Director Development Programme and found it to be very beneficial. The content was both well-structured and comprehensive, providing us with an in depth view of global best practices and arming us with the necessary skills to effectively disburse our duties. I highly recommend it for all current and aspiring board members.

    Omar Al Shunnar - Chief Executive Officer - Majid Al Futtaim Healthcar

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