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Upcoming Events

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

    03 May - 04
    03 May - 04

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

    Location: Dubai

    Categories: Director Development Programme Events 2017

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  • Understanding Fintech: New Financing Opportunities for Middle East Companies

    08 May - 08
    08 May - 08

    Understanding Fintech: New Financing Opportunities for Middle East Companies

    Location: DFSA

    Categories: Events 2017

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  • Strategic Leadership (Part 3 DDP)

    15 May - 16
    15 May - 16

    Strategic Leadership (Part 3 DDP)

    Location: Dubai

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

    17 May - 18
    17 May - 18

    Financial Stewardship, Accountability & Planning (Part 4 DDP)

    Location: Dubai

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  • Hawkamah 11th Annual Conference - Professionalizing State Owned Enterprise Boards

    23 May - 24
    23 May - 24

    Hawkamah 11th Annual Conference - Professionalizing State Owned Enterprise Boards

    Location: Armani Hotel Dubai

    Categories: Conferences Events 2017

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  • Company Secretary Workshop (Masterclass Part 1 & 2)

    10 Jul - 12
    10 Jul - 12

    Company Secretary Workshop (Masterclass Part 1 & 2)

    Location: Dubai

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  • Introduction to Corporate Governance (Part 1 DDP) Arabic

    25 Sep - 26
    25 Sep - 26

    Introduction to Corporate Governance (Part 1 DDP) Arabic

    Location: Dubai

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  • Introduction to Corporate Governance (Part 1 DDP)

    25 Sep - 26
    25 Sep - 26

    Introduction to Corporate Governance (Part 1 DDP)

    Location: Dubai

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  • The Board (Part 2 DDP) Arabic

    27 Sep - 28
    27 Sep - 28

    The Board (Part 2 DDP) Arabic

    Location: Dubai

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  • The Board (Part 2 DDP)

    27 Sep - 28
    27 Sep - 28

    The Board (Part 2 DDP)

    Location: Dubai

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H. E Hamad Buamim ( Chairman )

<p>Hamad Buamim has been the Director General of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry since November 2006. He also serves as the Deputy Chairman of the World Chambers Federation - ICC in Paris. Educated in the USA, Buamim graduated with Honors (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Southern California - Los Angeles in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In 2002, he obtained an MBA with Honors in Finance from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Buamim is a member of the Board of Directors of the UAE Central Bank, Board Member of Dubai World, Chairman of National General Insurance and Board Member of Union Properties. Previously, Buamim served as Chairman of Emirates Financial Services, Chairman of Emirates NBD Capital and Board Member of Emirates NBD Bank and Network International.</p>

H. E. Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi ( Vice-Chairwoman )

<p>H. E Maryam Al Suwaidi is Deputy CEO at the Securities & Commodities Authority for Licensing, Supervision & Enforcement, a holder of a Licence (Sharia and Law) "Honor", a Master Degree in Commercial Law from the University of Wales (U.K), a registered Lawyer (Non-Practicing List) at the UAE Ministry of Justice, and a graduate of the UAE Government Leaders Program - Executive Leaders organized by the Prime Minister Office/ the Federal Authority For Government Human Resources (FAHR) 2010-2011. She is working at the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA) since 2002, and currently occupies till date the position of deputy CEO for Licensing, Supervision & Enforcement. She has held several positions in SCA where she worked as the Manager of Legal Affairs and Acting Legal Advisor, the Director of Issuance and Disclosure, then the Deputy CEO for Legal Affairs, Issuance & Research 2008/2010, and previously she had worked at the Ministry of Education and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Al Suwaidi is a member in various entities, associations and committees; the Insurance Authority Boards in the current term 2012-2015, Women Corporate Directors (WCD) in the United States of America, the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee. In the domain of SCA, H.E is a member of SCA "Registry & Licensing Committee; Head of the Technical Committee in SCA that overlooks on all laws, regulations, and technical matters that related to the financial sector and companies working in the financial services; Head Team of Services Development of the Licensing, Supervision & Enforcement Sector; Head of SCA Female Group; Head Team of Oversight and Supervision on Financial Markets of the GCC Countries - Secretariat General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. She was a lecturer at the Institute of Training & Judicial Studies -- Abu Dhabi in 2003, and she has also participated in many events as a featured a lecturer, a keynote speaker, and a moderator: Arab Women Leadership Forum 'Board Leadership & the Case for Diversity' organized by Dubai Women Establishment, the Commodities Week Middle East, The SMARTS 7th Surveillance conference, held by SMARTS /NASDAQ, in New York-USA -Investment Regulations among National Regulations and International Agreements and its impact on the Economic Development of the UAE" Conference organized by the Law & Sharia College - UAE University, Draft of Federal Arbitration Law" Conference organized by the International Islamic Centre for Conciliation & Arbitration in coordination with the Institute of Training & Judicial Studies and Dubai International Arbitration Centre and Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre; "ADX Hermes listed company event" organized by Abu Dhabi Securities Market in coordination with Hermes Equity Ownership Services (UK); Training Workshop "Corporate Governance and the Role of Journalists" organized by Abu Dhabi Center for Corporate Governance; "The 2nd Annual Corporate Governance Congress"; "The 1st & 2nd Annual GCC Regulators' Summit in Qatar and Bahrain; the GCC IPO Summit - UAE Focus Day", Bloomberg channel in London; The Institute of Advanced Legal and Judicial Studies training course on "Legal Protection for Trading in Shares in UAE Financial Markets" The Annual Disclosure Conference; The Dubai Police Conference on the "Security of Financial Markets" Women and Investment Opportunities in the Financial Markets" organized by Abu Dhabi Women Association; The Institute of Training& Judicial Studies Seminar on 'Securities Markets' and The "Investments and the Stock Market" Lecture Series at Zayed University (Abu Dhabi). HE Al Suwaidi was granted Sheikh Rashid Awards for Academic Excellence for the Licence degree and the Master degree, two appraisal letters from the Minister of Economy & Planning and the Minister of Finance & Industry for the distinguished efforts in the Second and fourth Rounds of negotiation of free trade agreement between the UAE and the United States that were held in Washington 2005 and in London 2006; and also was granted an appraisal and appreciation certificate for the effective participation and distinguished efforts in the rewarding of the Legal Affairs, Issuance & Research Sector of SCA the ISO BS EN ISO 9001:2008 in 2009.</p>

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari ( Board Member )

<p>Sameer Al Ansari qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London in 1987 and has worked in Dubai since then. Sameer founded PEPlus in 2012, a regional boutique advisory firm and is an active Board member of TVM Capital MENA, a regional healthcare private equity fund. He was the Chief Executive Officer of SHUAA Capital, the region’s leading financial services institution between Sept 2009 and Oct 2011. Between 2004-09, Mr. Al Ansari was the founding Chairman & CEO of Dubai International Capital, creating a global investment company with AUMs of $13B by 2008. He previously served as Group Chief Financial Officer for The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Prior to joining the Executive Office, Mr. Al Ansari was Chief Financial Officer at Dubai Aluminium Company (DUBAL) between 1992-2000, where he played a significant role in the successful turnaround of the company to what is today one of the largest and most profitable aluminium companies in the world. Between 1987 and 1992 Mr. Al Ansari was with E&Y. He has served as a Chairman or a Board Member on numerous international and regional Boards He is a frequently requested industry speaker at regional and international conferences, and has been featured on many occasions in the international media (CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN) Visiting Fellow of the Oxford University Said Business School Faculty for Corporate Reputation since 2008 Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Loughborough University for outstanding achievement and leadership in finance 2009 Recipient of the Special Merit Award for MENA Private Equity World by Terrapinn for two consecutive years, 2007 and 2008. He is a board member of the DIFC Authority, Banawi Industrial Group, KSA and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of MENA Advisory Board.</p>

H.E.Sheikh Hussein A. Al-Banawi ( Board Member )

<p>Sheikh Hussein A. Al-Banawi is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Industrial Group, which was founded in 1957 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Today, The Industrial Group Continues to pioneer in Specialty Chemicals, Packaging and Food Flavors providing high-end application and performance driven products and system solutions in the business-to-business sectors in the Broader Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. Sheikh Al-Banawi is a member of the Board of Trustees, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the World Waqf Foundation of the Islamic Development Bank; also, he is a founding member of The John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at The American University in Cairo; the Founder of the Chair in Islamic Economics, Finance and Management at Rice University; served as a founding member of the Council of Overseers of the Jones School of Management at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He also serves on the board of directors of a number of charitable organizations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and shares his business experience with other corporate leaders, both within and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through personal interactions and group forums. Sheikh Al-Banawi did his early undergraduate studies at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland; holds a Bachelor's Degree with a dual major in Business Administration and Political Science and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Rollins College in Winterpark, Florida. Moreover, Sheikh Hussein is the author of a recently published book titled "The Unknown Leader."</p>

Peter Montagnon ( Board Member )

<p>Peter Montagnon joined the Financial Reporting Council as Senior Investment Adviser in May 2010 after almost ten years as Director of Investment Affairs of the Association of British Insurers. The FRC is the independent UK regulator responsible for audit accountancy actuaries and corporate governance. Mr Montagnon's remit focuses on corporate governance, but covers all areas of the FRC's activity. For two decades from 1980 Mr Montagnon was a senior journalist on the Financial Times, including spells as Head of the Lex Column and in charge of coverage of the international capital markets. His last assignment, from 1994 to 2000, was as Asia Editor, responsible for the FT's coverage of a region stretching from Pakistan to New Zealand. After graduating in Modern Languages from Cambridge University in 1972, Mr Montagnon joined Reuters news agency as a financial journalist. At Reuters he completed assignments in Hong Kong, Zurich and Washington before joining the Financial Times. Mr Montagnon was a member of the European Commission's Corporate Governance Forum from 2005 to 2011. He is past Chairman of the Board of the International Corporate Governance Network and is also a visiting Professor in Corporate Governance at the Cass Business School of the City University, London.</p>

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
  • 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
  • An excellent course, and highly recommended for all Board Members.

    Abdulqader Obaid Ali, Director

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