Jeddah Business Leaders Focus on Building More Effective Boards
Jeddah Business Leaders Focus on Building More Effective Boards
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MBO hosts Mudara Institute of Directors for Corporate Governance Discussion

Mudara Institute of Directors. the sister institute of Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance delivered a session for Menaret Business Organization (MBO) to discuss the traits of world class board directors and how to create a more effective board level group-think. Increasingly across the region, the importance of effective and functional boards is a topic of interest.

Dr. Nasser Saidi, the Executive Director of Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance, commented: “We are delighted to partner with the Menaret Business Organization to focus on the urgent need to build the capacity of directors serving regional board rooms, in order to support the region’s economic growth and development. The role of the private sector in job creation and economic diversification cannot be under-estimated. But key to private sector engagement and performance are competent and capable directors and executives making well-informed decisions on a firm level. A framework and regulations for corporate governance are already in place in the Kingdom; the challenge that the private sector is facing is to go beyond regulations and focus on the implementation of good corporate governance practices that supports value creation, both for listed companies as well as the majority of unlisted, family owned enterprises. Hawkamah and its sister institute Mudara were created precisely to support private sector empowerment and development as a foundation of sustainable economic growth.”

Osama Jamjoom, Chairman from MBO welcomed the joint initiative: “I would like to thank Mudara Institute for this event to MBO members.  The session and discussions were very informative and useful to enable MBO members to become more effective board directors and follow international best practices.  As a matter of fact, the content of the discussion is well aligned with MBO objectives which is to assist its members to be better leaders through higher values.” 

The dinner with Jeddah’s prominent businessman and decision makers coincides with Mudara concluding its first DDP in Jeddah on the 8th of May. Mudara Institute of Directors has rolled its distinguished DDP programme in Jeddah for the first time this year with the support of the SEDCO Holding.  Mudara Institute will be running the DDP programme again in Jeddah in September and October of 2012.               


  • "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

  • “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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