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 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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