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Hawkamah announces the appointment of Board member Philip Armstrong
Sunday September 15th, 2019
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance announced that Philip Armstrong, Director of Governance at Gavi Alliance in Switzerland, has been appointed as a member of the Hawkamah Board effective September 15th, 2019 by the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, Hawkamah’s sole shareholder. Dr Ahmad Al...
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Celebrating Emirati Women's Day
Monday August 26th, 2019
The UAE celebrates the “Emirati Women’s Day”, which was inaugurated in 2015 by HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. Hawkamah is proud to support the empowerment of women through a variety of initiatives and with a continuous drive to push greater female participation at the board...
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Dubai Financial Market instils good corporate governance through partnership with Hawkamah
Tuesday August 20th, 2019
Dubai, UAE. In line with its focus on enhancing sustainability and promoting Environmental, Social and Governance best practices among listed companies and other stakeholders, Dubai Financial Market (DFM) has successfully contributed to the improvement of corporate governance practices in the United Arab Emirates through its...
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Hawkamah is Founding Member of “Dubai Sustainable Finance Working Group”
Thursday July 11th, 2019
In line with the UAE Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and Dubai’s Strategic Plan 2021, the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) today launched the “Dubai Sustainable Finance Working Group”, with Hawkamah Institute as one of its founding members. His Excellency...
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Peter Montagnon
Wednesday June 26th, 2019
Peter Montagnon, Board Member of Hawkamah and a towering figure in the world of corporate governance, passed away on 25th April 2019 at the age of 69. After graduating from Cambridge University, he joined Reuters news agency as a financial journalist, completing assignments in Hong...
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Hawkamah announces the appointment of Board Chairman Dr Ahmad Al Shaikh and a new Board member
Thursday March 7th, 2019
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance announced that HE Dr Ahmad Al Shaikh has been elected as the Chairman of the Hawkamah Board, replacing outgoing Chairman HE Hamad Buamim. Alya Al Zarouni, Executive Vice President of Operations at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority, has...
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Hawkamah and IMF Focus on Emerging Central Bank Governance Trends
Monday February 4th, 2019
Global Best Practice Discussions on Board Oversight, Internal Audit and Financial Risk at the Central Bank Governance Forum 2019 Governance of central banks, emerging challenges and opportunities, and data innovations for the financial sector are key topics to be discussed at an international forum in...
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Central Bank Leadership Debates Emerging Issues in Governance, Oversight, and Controls
Monday March 12th, 2018
March 12, 2018 Dubai, UAE - Hawkamah -the Institute for Corporate Governance, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) brought together over 100 central bank officials and their audit partners from 60 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South Pacific, Europe, and North America...
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Effectiveness of Central Bank Governance bodies examined
Friday January 27th, 2017
Please visit the link bellow: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/economy/2016/12/20/Effectiveness-of-Central-Bank-Governance-Bodies-Examined.html
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Central bankers and external auditors from 50 countries discuss pressing governance issues
Friday January 27th, 2017
Please visit the link bellow:  http://www.wam.ae/en/news/economics/1395304934102.html
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  • The technical knowledge, insights, case studies and learning provided by the ‘Director Development Program’ are very useful and effective in framing the strategic planning, implementation and delivery phases of growth plans in the difficult economic and geo-political times that we are operating in.

    Hisham Dimashki – CEO - BAP LLC – (associated with GM Trading Companies - Washington DC)

  • The certified Board Secretaries Workshop provided by Hawkamah and Dubai Financial Market is an essential course for learning corporate governance, scope and responsibilities of the board secretary and understanding the governance and disclosure requirements of the Dubai Financial Market and the Securities and Commodities Authority. It is a practical course which combined recent best practices and key learning lessons. I would highly recommend it for people involved in corporate governance and in particular in a listed company.

    Omran Al Zamani - Senior Legal Counsel - Dana Gas PJSC

  • Great program! Very well done and very useful information delivered in an excellent manner. The workshop was very inspirational, energizing, bringing lots of ideas, with both substantial and in-depth knowledge together with case studies. Well-balanced composition of participants, which contributed to interesting and focused discussions and exchanges. I would highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in improving their proficiency and core competencies.

    Hassan Murad Agha - Group Head of Compliance & Internal Control - Gulf General Investment Co. (PSC)

  • All companies should promote their boards, executive managers or staffs who have board responsibilities for subsidiary companies to attend corporate governance training. Hawkamah provides the ability for people and companies in the GCC to upskill in the area of corporate governance and directorship through a comprehensive programme teaching international best practice which has been tailored to regional specific governance issues.

    Alastair Mulligan - VP Asset Management - National Central Cooling Company PJSC (TABREED)

  • I am truly honored to attain this certification and I recommend the Compliance Heads of all DFM listed companies to participate and achieve this certification.

    Nabeel Mirza - Senior Director & MLRO - Compliance - GFH Financial Group B.S.C.

  • The workshop has added a level of professionalism to my practice. It addressed and discussed  the right concepts to promote better governance and effective support for business in line with rules and procedures.

    Osama Issaq Al Haj - Head of Legal & Board Secretary - Dubai Islamic Bank

  • A very interesting and informative course which has helped me to adapt my Board Secretary knowledge further to my role as Company Secretary.

    Hamad Al Hosani - Group Company Secretary - Emirates NDB Bank

  • Anyone who wants to enter the world of boards and governance; this is your passport.

    Jehad A. Kazim - Director - Legal Services Dubai Chamber

  • The Directors Development Program was one of the most beneficial programs I attend during my career life. The strength of the program comes from the way it was structured as each part covered very important aspects of the required management role.

    Nada Ishaq Abdul Karim - Manager - The Secretary of The Board of Directors - Bahrain Islamic Bank BSC

  • The DDP offered by the Hawkamah Institute is an excellent course to prepare directors to understand and fulfil their obligations properly as members of the board. I have benefitted immensely from this program and have started to implement some of the best practices taught on the boards that I am involved in.

    Amir Arab - Director - Havenvest Private Equity Middle East Limited

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