Peter Montagnon
Peter Montagnon
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Peter Montagnon, Board Member of Hawkamah and a towering figure in the world of corporate governance, passed away on 25th April 2019 at the age of 69.

After graduating from Cambridge University, he joined Reuters news agency as a financial journalist, completing assignments in Hong Kong, Zurich and Washington before joining the Financial Times, where he was a senior journalist for 20 years.

After a successful career as journalist, Peter became known as the champion of good corporate governance. He was the head of investment affairs at the Association of British Insurers, senior investment adviser at the Financial Reporting Council, as well as chairman of the board of the International Corporate Governance Network. More recently, Peter served as an Associate Director of the Institute of Business Ethics and as a Member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Board of Norges Bank Investment Management.

Peter Montagnon will be missed tremendously by the Hawkamah team, Hawkamah Board of Directors and the Advisory Board.

HE Dr Ahmad AlShaikh, Chairman of Hawkamah said: “Peter was a giant in his field. He was known and respected in all parts of the world for his knowledge and expertise. He was instrumental in shaping Hawkamah and our activities. We are devastated by this loss. But what we will miss the most is his warmth, passion, humor and intellect.”

In addition to his duties as a Board Member, Peter also served as a co-Chair of Hawkamah’s Advisory Board. He also became the father of the Hawkamah Journal, which focuses on emerging trends and insights on corporate governance.

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    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

  • “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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