Board Evaluation
Board Evaluation
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The Board of Directors plays a pivotal role in corporate governance. The tone from the top and the promotion of the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and corporate governance are established by the board. The organization’s board should reflect its fundamental values.

An organization can have a meaningful board review which is designed to help directors assess the underlying drivers of what really matters for effectiveness, as well as providing better engagement and enhancement.

Hawkamah is delighted to partnership with Independent Audit ‘’ The Uk’s Leading Board Evaluation Consultants’’ which we are sure will be a hugely beneficial relationship for both parties that will lead to a significant improvement and awareness of the importance of excellent board governance in the region.

Thinking Board® simplifies the evaluation process through the automated solution which shows the scale of any issues identified and what is causing them, even if comments are sparse.  And you can compare and drill into the results for greater insights into how well your governance is working. It’s an extremely useful tool and in our view far more effective than traditional questionnaires. Which will help the board identifying their current gaps and work effectively on closing them.

Our services are distinguished as:

-Highly confidential

-Focused on identifying strengths and areas for improvement

-Actionable – based on the findings, we will recommend changes to board focus, processes and practices leading to greater board effectiveness




Now we bring you Thinking Board® Evaluator – the digital board evaluation system we’ve created to empower boards to conduct effectiveness self-assessments confidently, while significantly reducing your time and investment by taking all coordination, analysis and reporting online.

Our goal is to make sure any board—regardless of location, size or maturity—can benefit from an effective, impactful evaluation, whether for a first time review, to refresh your board’s approach, or to get a quick but useful assessment.

How Thinking Board Evaluator Works

Fully automated and secure, Thinking Board Evaluator simply requires you to sign up online and tell the system who needs to respond to the questions. Then it’s all automatic until it generates a board-ready report that tells you what’s behind the scores, identifies priories and suggests what you should do next to make your board stronger.


Board Evaluation regional and global Benchmarking

Once the board evaluation is completed, our experts will benchmark the results amongst its pool of all board evaluation conducted with Hawkamah regionally and on a wider level to all board evaluations conducted by IAL globally. This benchmark will support regional companies to compare its effectiveness amongst regional and international companies.

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  • I want to thank  Hawkamah team for the rich and useful Board Secretaries workshop. The speakers were amazing and very experienced

    Sandra Corm - Group Company Secretary - Mohamed & Obaid Almulla

  • ‘’There was no doubt that once we communicate with Hawkamah for a workshop, we were sure that we will achieve our goals and get an added value. And thats what happened; we got a lot of positive feedback from participants which confirms the success of the company secretary 2 days workshop which took place in Manama – Bahrain as well as the fruitful feedback on the knowledgeable and insightful trainers and experts. We would be more than happy to have such cooperations in the future since we consider Hawkamah our patterner in success’’

    Faisal Al-Modlij - GM, Corporate Affairs and Governance - Sipchem KSA

  • "We extend our thanks and appreciation to Hawkamah institute for its cooperation and the effectiveness of the Director Development Program"

    Saeed Al Kaabi - Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Controlling Centre(ADMCC)

  • "The Director Development Program was very rich in useful information and added a lot to us, and the trainers’ experience, skills and capabilities had positive impact on delivering the information to us in a direct and clear manner"

    Hamad Al - Tamimi - Osool Asset Management

  • The corporate Governance in all type of entities adds morality and ensures implementation of the best practices to fulfill the responsibilities of those entities and to ensure the rights of all parties involved, especially those who have no authority to participate in the decision-making cycle.

    Hawkamah institute contributed to enrich the knowledge of these responsibilities and the role of governance for the success of institutional work in accordance with principles that establish values and ethics.

    Ajman Municipality

  • '‘Excellent, well delivered, informative program presented by well-seasoned trainers. The training program has helped transform and empower the Board’s vision and focus our minds on the relevant issues at hand. We sincerely thank you for the training sessions which helped broaden our perspective and decision making processes. We strongly recommend this training to elevate directors to the next level".

    Bank of Maldives

  • "I would like to thank Hawkamah for the ESG Reporting training , I found the two days ESG Reporting training very informative and helpful and I have definitely received some tools that I will use in my work"

    Rania Zaatari - Head of Makassed Communal Healthcare Bureau

  • "The DDP provides a solid foundation of corporate governance for existing and aspiring directors."

    David Haglund - Senior Executive Director and Portfolio Manager of the Templeton Frontier and MENA Market strategies

  • “Thank you so much for sharing such insightful webinar. It was great and valuable to all participate”

    Shady Rashed - Senior Economic Researcher at The Ministry of International Cooperation of Egypt

  • “Good session and very well organized on the webinar about How to buffer and lessen the impact of the novel Covid – 19, to maintain business sustainability with Hawkamah - AUB / Makhzoumi” 

    Bilal Hamade - Executive Advisor

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