2009
2009
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Hawkamah becomes the first signatory from MENA region to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment
Sunday May 17th, 2009
Developing ESG Index covering 11 markets to raise profile of compliant firms; Abraaj becomes first private sector MENA firm to adopt UNPRI The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) - based Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance has become the first-ever institution from the Middle East and...
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Results of first ever Middle East North Africa Insolvency Law survey will be released this month
Thursday May 7th, 2009
Hawkamah- supported Insolvency Taskforce to present policy options on how MENA countries can adopt legal insolvency frameworks The Dubai International Financial Centre based Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance, will organize the first ever regional conference on insolvency and creditor rights next month. The conference, being...
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Hawkamah Institute and Union of Arab Banks Launch 2009 Hawkamah - UAB Bank Corporate Governance Award
Tuesday April 21st, 2009
MasterCard Supports Award that Recognizes Excellence in Regional Banks The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) and the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) today announced the launch of the 2009 Hawkamah-UAB Bank Corporate Governance Award, the leading regional award that recognizes banks that have demonstrated...
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Global Financial Crisis has brought on increasing transparency and disclosure among GCC corporates
Monday April 13th, 2009
NASDAQ-Dubai listed firms lead in transparency rankings under BASIC methodology developed by The National Investor and in partnership with Hawkamah In the current environment of global credit freeze and at a time when listed firms in the Gulf have been struggling to attract capital, GCC...
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Hawkamah and Mudara IOD to speak at Ethics Gulf 2009 Conference
Friday April 10th, 2009
Senior officials of the “Hawkamah” Institute for Corporate Governance and the “MUDARA” Institute of Directors will speak at ETHICS GULF 2009: Ethics, Governance & Corporate Compliance Gulf Summit to be held from 27 - 29 April 2009 at Shangri-la Hotel, Dubai. Nick Nadal, Director of...
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Hawkamah Assists Qatar Financial Markets Authority in Developing a Code of Corporate Governance
Saturday April 4th, 2009
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance has worked with the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) in developing a Code of Corporate Governance for listed and public companies in Qatar. The Code defines core corporate governance principles and best practices for joint stock companies listed in...
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Policy Brief on Corporate Governance in the MENA region's Insurance Industry Released by AFIRC and Hawkamah
Sunday March 22nd, 2009
Authors hope the Policy Brief will support the development of good Corporate Governance for the insurance industry in the MENA region The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) and the Arab Forum of Insurance Regulatory Commissions (AFIRC) today announced the release of the Policy Brief...
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Private Equity & Venture Capital Market in the Middle East - GVCA Third Annual Report Launch
Monday March 16th, 2009
Of the $19.6 billion raised since 2000, $11 billion remains available for acquisitions Middle East private equity fund managers raised a record $6.4 billion in 2008, up more than 10% over 2007 and more than double the amount raised in 2005, according to Gulf Venture...
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Testimonials

  • 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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