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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More