Post conference – English _ Arabic
Post conference – English _ Arabic
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Dubai, November xx, 2014: Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance, and Mudara, the director development institute, in cooperation with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the OECD, hosted the 8th Annual Conference of Hawkamah at the DIFC Conference Center on 11th November 2014. H.E Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC, addressed the audience in the opening ceremony highlighting Dubai’s leading position amongst the world’s emerging financial centers and the emergence of DIFC as a prominent global financial hub. H.E. Hamad Buamim, Chairman of Hawkamah, welcomed participants stressing the importance of governance to reach economic and social goals and its impact on financial performance. The first session of the conference discussed the role of corporate governance in creating value for shareholders, what investors expect from the board of directors and the leverage the board has in supporting investors’ trust in the company. Sheikh Hussein Al Banawi, Board Member of Hawkamah, underlined the significance of implementing Corporate Governance in Family Businesses, highlighting the many challenges that family businesses face with generational transition. Themes discussed at panel discussions included listing of family businesses, the creation of a family board, the development of a company board, and family business governance. The session on compliance discussed the importance of the regulator’s role in ensuring corporate governance codes are followed to protect the company and invested funds. The session also discussed the relevance of corporate governance when pursuing investment opportunities. Dr.Ashraf Gamal, CEO of Hawkamah, mentioned the various services Hawkamah offers in the region, including workshops and training programs for board members and senior officials. Dr.Ashraf also highlighted Hawkamah’s role in evaluating boards.


  • I want to thank  Hawkamah team for the rich and useful Board Secretaries workshop. The speakers were amazing and very experienced

    Sandra Corm - Group Company Secretary - Mohamed & Obaid Almulla

  • ‘’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

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