2009
Insolvency Reform in the MENA Region Will Help Increase Market Efficiency and Resilience During Crises, Survey Suggests
Wednesday December 16th, 2009
In light of the Hawkamah, World Bank, OECD and INSOL International-sponsored survey, a regional forum on insolvency and creditor/debtor regimes reform has been set up Reform of insolvency and creditor/debtor regimes in the Middle East and North Africa can improve economic efficiencies and strengthen market...
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Zawya Launches Collaborative Sukuk Report to Strenghthen The Global Islamic Finance Community
Sunday December 6th, 2009
Zawya announced the launch of its first ever Collaborative Sukuk Report with the aim of addressing the barriers faced by the global Sukuk industry. The credit crisis has opened many new avenues for Islamic finance, and it has emerged as an ethical and risk-averse investment...
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Hawkamah and the MENA-OECD Corporate Governance Working Group Issue Policy Brief on Corporate Governance of Banks in the MENA region
Tuesday November 10th, 2009
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance and the MENA-OECD Corporate Governance Working Group, in association with the Union of Arab Banks, today issued a landmark Policy Brief on Corporate Governance of Banks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Policy Brief makes...
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Fourth Annual Hawkamah-OECD Annual Conference Reinforces Importance of Corporate Governance Enforcement in the MENA region
Monday November 9th, 2009
Dr. Nasser Saidi, Executive Director of Hawkamah Urges Regulators to Make Corporate Governance Codes Mandatory The Fourth Annual Hawkamah-OECD Conference - The Institute of Corporate Governance, which began today in Dubai emphasised the vital importance of creating a culture of corporate governance compliance and enforcement...
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World experts meet in Dubai to discuss means to improve MENA corporate governance at Hawkamah-OECD 4th Annual Conference
Sunday November 8th, 2009
The two-day event opens at Dubai International Financial Centre today Regional and international experts on corporate governance are gathered in Dubai to review the progress in reforming corporate governance frameworks in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries and to discuss ways to speed up...
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The imperative to improve corporate governance in the Middle East and North Africa to be discussed at the Hawkamah and OECD 4th annual gathering
Tuesday October 27th, 2009
Regional and international experts on corporate governance will gather on 9-10 November in Dubai to review the progress in reforming corporate governance frameworks in MENA countries and ways to enhance their implementation. This regional annual gathering, organised by the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance in...
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Dubai Financial Market and Hawkamah sign MoU to promote good corporate governance among DFM-listed firms
Wednesday September 2nd, 2009
Partners will also advocate corporate sector reform and improve upon good governance across the country Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Increase Public Awareness with regards to corporate...
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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Partners with Hawkamah to Advance Corporate Governance Reform in the region
Wednesday August 19th, 2009
ADCB to Support Hawkamah's Programmes Aimed at Advancing Sustainable Corporate Governance in the MENA Region The Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has signed a partnership agreement with the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance (Hawkamah), to promote corporate governance reform in the Middle East and North...
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Hawkamah Symposium Issues Declaration on Insolvency and Creditor Rights Systems
Thursday May 28th, 2009
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance's Symposium on Insolvency Systems and Creditors Rights yesterday (Wed 27th May) issued a Declaration that outlined a roadmap for the development of insolvency and creditor-rights systems in the Middle East and North Africa region. Signed by the delegates at...
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Hawkamah Announces Findings of Pioneering Survey of Insolvency Systems and Creditors Regimes in MENA
Tuesday May 26th, 2009
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance today announced the results of its pioneering benchmark survey of insolvency regimes of countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. In the survey that measured the quality and development of insolvency systems, the MENA region scored an...
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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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