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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    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

  • "One of the best webinars I attended. Well done OSB Makhzoumi and Hawkamah”

    Fida Kanaan – Director – Executive education  OSB AUB

  • "A journey full of knowledge, experience and professionalism . I have learned a lot and definitely enjoyed the time I spent with my colleagues."

    Ibtihal Al-Shamali- Director of Corporate Governance- Capital Market Authority of Kuwait

  • The breakfast meetings organised by Hawkamah provide attendees with a great opportunity to meet with peers from leading organisations and exchange ideas on current issues and challenges. A strong panel of industry experts discussing the challenges from different perspectives on ‘How to get the board more engaged’ was most insightful and engaging with enthusiastic audience participation especially in matters regarding diversity and quality of information that is  presented to the board for effective decision making. I look forward to more such events that are organised by Hawkamah

    Sunil Edwards- Group Head of Internal Audit  - Bank of Sharjah

  • The power breakfast on board engagement organized by Hawkamah in collaboration with Diligent was a successful event, very insightful and informative and well organized

    Mostafa Ibrahim Abdeltawab - Tax Agent & Consultant  - Skylines Tax Consultancy

  • There is absolutely no doubt that Hawkamah – as always – has done unmatchable effort in producing its most recent valuable report in association with Diligent about Board Best Practices in the MENA. The discussions that took place in the “Power Breakfast” was so important and insightful; the influx of questions by the quality participants and the valuable answers of the quality panelists is a clear proof of Hawkamah continued success in such events. 

    Yasser Al Dabach – Board Secretary – Ghobash Trading & Investment Group

  • 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

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