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Hawkamah and UAB announce the 2008 Hawkamah - UAB Bank CG Award
Saturday June 28th, 2008
he adoption and implementation of good corporate governance practices among banks in the region. The 2008 Award follows the success of last year's Award which attracted applications from over 40 banks from countries across the region including Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco,...
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Hawkamah holds Seminar on 'Integrity at Work in Financial Services'
Tuesday June 10th, 2008
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) and the Securities & Investment Institute (SII), the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK, today hosted a seminar on 'Integrity at Work in Financial...
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Hawkamah signs agreement with Securities and Investment Institute
Monday June 9th, 2008
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah), the leading centre for corporate governance in the MENA region, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Securities and Investment Institute (SII), the largest and most widely respected professional body for those...
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Korn/Ferry Invests in the Future of Corporate Governance Across Middle East
Monday June 9th, 2008
First Talent Management Organization to Partner with Hawkamah  Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), the premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced a three year partnership with the Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) to promote and shape best practices in corporate governance throughout the...
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Hawkamah Workshop Highlights Role of Company Secretary
Wednesday May 28th, 2008
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) yesterday held a workshop to highlight the growing role of Company Secretaries in promoting good corporate governance practices within the region's organisations. Featuring renowned international speakers, the workshop provided practical information on the core duties and responsibilities of...
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Monday May 19th, 2008
-Representation of women not as low as expected and in places is higher than European countries - Powerful families dominate board rooms, with up to 100% board ownership in some of the GCC's public companies - Cross-board membership is limited, 80-90% of individual directors present...
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Hawkamah to receive applications for UAE Bank Corporate Governance Award
Thursday April 24th, 2008
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) and the Emirates Bankers' Forum today announced that they will start receiving applications for the 2008 UAE Bank CG Award, an award to encourage and promote the adoption and implementation of good corporate governance practices among banks in...
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Hawkamah and SHOORA to promote Corporate Governance in Family Businesses
Tuesday April 8th, 2008
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) -the leading Institute for Corporate Governance in the region and SHOORA - Family Business Advisors LLC today announced the creation of the Forum for Families in Business. The Forum is a joint initiative that will provide second and...
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Inaugural Insurance Taskforce on Corporate Governance meets in Dubai
Tuesday March 25th, 2008
Arab Forum of Insurance Regulatory Commissions and Hawkamah Initiative Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) and The Arab Forum of Insurance Regulatory Commissions (AFIRC) yesterday held the first ever Insurance Taskforce on Corporate Governance meeting in Dubai. The half-day event brought together insurance regulators, industry...
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Hawkamah and CFA Emirates to promote Corporate Governance Reforms
Sunday March 2nd, 2008
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Certified Financial Analysts (CFA Emirates), the UAE society for CFA charterholders and candidates, to cooperate with each other to actively promote and improve good corporate governance...
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  • 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

  • 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

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