2012 Mudara Accredited Directors Announced
2012 Mudara Accredited Directors Announced
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Mudara Institute of Directors, a sister institute of Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance, announced today eight additional directors that have passed its Director Accreditation programme. The 2012 batch included: Eng. Mahmoud Al Burai, Senior Director, Real Estate Regulatory Agency Majid Jafar, CEO and Vice Chairman, Crescent Petroleum Mario Camara, CEO, Swissquote Middle East and Asia Maryam Abdulla bin Badr Alsuwaidi, Director, Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment Mazen Boustany, Partner, Habib al Mulla & Company Rita Khaled, Partner, Habib al Mulla & Company Roula Zahar, Head of Legal and Board Affairs, Dubai Real Estate Corporation Rushdi Sammakieh, Investment Banker, Genero Capital “We are delighted to welcome this new batch of accredited directors, which brings more diversity in competence, experience, and perspectives, in regional boards that they serve,” said Nick Nadal, Head of Mudara Institute of Directors. “We look forward to working with them in pushing for better and robust corporate governance practices that enhance shareholder and stakeholder value to regional companies, as well as advocating for greater director professionalism.” Majid Jaffar, CEO and Vice Chairman of Crescent Petroleum, said: "As the importance of corporate governance and boards grow in our region's companies, the Mudara Director Accreditation provides the leading professional certification to qualify directors in our region to play their important role." Noting the diversity of experience in the 2012 batch, Rita Khaled, Partner, Habib al Mulla & Company quipped: “With a higher number of females currently attending high university education in the Middle East than males, it is only natural that we should foresee a dramatic change in the composition of Corporate Boards in the region over the next couple of decades. Strong Corporate Governance foundations will assist with these cultural challenges whilst ensuring a smoother transition during a turbulent Economic period.” These directors attended four parts of Mudara’s flagship director development programme designed by directors for directors, initially developed by the World Bank’s Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF) and regionalized by Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance. Candidates that go through the accreditation programme complete assessments and face-to-face interviews with their peers to ensure their commitment, understanding, and embodiment of internationally benchmarked but regionally-relevant good corporate governance practices. Maryam Abdulla bin Badr Alsuwaidi, Director at Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment, added: “The Director Development Programme is one of the few training programs that will transform your life and thinking style.” Ms. Alsuwaidi is part of the Women in Boards Initiative developed by Mudara, Institute of Directors and supported by the Dubai Women Establishment.


  • "We extend our thanks and appreciation to Hawkamah institute for its cooperation and the effectiveness of the Director Development Program"

    Saeed Al Kaabi - Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Controlling Centre(ADMCC)

  • "The Director Development Program was very rich in useful information and added a lot to us, and the trainers’ experience, skills and capabilities had positive impact on delivering the information to us in a direct and clear manner"

    Hamad Al - Tamimi - Osool Asset Management

  • The corporate Governance in all type of entities adds morality and ensures implementation of the best practices to fulfill the responsibilities of those entities and to ensure the rights of all parties involved, especially those who have no authority to participate in the decision-making cycle.

    Hawkamah institute contributed to enrich the knowledge of these responsibilities and the role of governance for the success of institutional work in accordance with principles that establish values and ethics.

    Ajman Municipality

  • '‘Excellent, well delivered, informative program presented by well-seasoned trainers. The training program has helped transform and empower the Board’s vision and focus our minds on the relevant issues at hand. We sincerely thank you for the training sessions which helped broaden our perspective and decision making processes. We strongly recommend this training to elevate directors to the next level".

    Bank of Maldives

  • "I would like to thank Hawkamah for the ESG Reporting training , I found the two days ESG Reporting training very informative and helpful and I have definitely received some tools that I will use in my work"

    Rania Zaatari - Head of Makassed Communal Healthcare Bureau

  • "The DDP provides a solid foundation of corporate governance for existing and aspiring directors."

    David Haglund - Senior Executive Director and Portfolio Manager of the Templeton Frontier and MENA Market strategies

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    Shady Rashed - Senior Economic Researcher at The Ministry of International Cooperation of Egypt

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    Fida Kanaan – Director – Executive education  OSB AUB

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

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