DIFC Authority Appoints Hawkamah Board
DIFC Authority Appoints Hawkamah Board
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The Hawkamah, Institute for Corporate Governance, a regionally recognized driver of corporate governance reform, announced today the appointment of Hawkamah’s Board of Directors. Hawkamah’s Board comprises the following members: Chairman: HE Hamad Buamim, Director General of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Vice Chairman: HE Maryam Buti Al Suwaidi, Deputy CEO for Licensing, Supervision & Enforcement of Securities and Commodities Authority. HE Sheikh Hussein A. Al-Banawi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Industrial Group, Jeddah, KSA. Peter Montagnon, Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Reporting Council, UK. Dr. Sameer Alansari, CEO of PEPlus Advisors. Hawkamah, Institute for Corporate Governance was formed in 2006 as a regional initiative founded by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and supported by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Bank’s International Financial Corporation (IFC), Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Union of Arab Banks (UAB), and others to bridge the Middle East and North Africa regional corporate governance gap. Over the past six years, Hawkamah has succeeded in working with regional regulators and companies to identify and address the region’s corporate governance challenges through its various policy task forces, research and publications, advocacy activities and awards programmes, company and board-level engagements, and its Mudara Institute of Directors. H.E. Abdulaziz Al Ghurair, DIFCA Board chairman said, "As Hawkamah grows in scope, the Board will play a key role in ensuring Hawkamah’s thought leadership, regulator and company engagements, development programmes, and other initiatives will flourish. Clearly there is a regional need for institutions such as Hawkamah, and this board’s active engagement will be crucial to the development of Hawkamah and its regional corporate governance work." HE Hamad Buamim, the newly elected Hawkamah Board chairman noted, "On behalf of the Board, we are looking forward to taking what Hawkamah has accomplished in these few years to new heights, continuing the corporate governance dialogue that Hawkamah and Mudara have initiated but also providing practical and well-honed solutions to challenges faced by many of the region’s public and private sectors."


  • ‘’There was no doubt that once we communicate with Hawkamah for a workshop, we were sure that we will achieve our goals and get an added value. And thats what happened; we got a lot of positive feedback from participants which confirms the success of the company secretary 2 days workshop which took place in Manama – Bahrain as well as the fruitful feedback on the knowledgeable and insightful trainers and experts. We would be more than happy to have such cooperations in the future since we consider Hawkamah our patterner in success’’

    Faisal Al-Modlij - GM, Corporate Affairs and Governance - Sipchem KSA

  • "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

  • “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

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