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Listed companies, stock market and regulatory authorities
Banks, financial institutions, insurance sector, central banks and supervisory authorities
Non-listed companies – family owned enterprise (FOEs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
Public sector – state-owned enterprises (SOEs)
Media / academia

Partnering with Hawkamah

“A key partner in efforts to raise awareness is an informed media, one that is well-versed in the nuances of business and corporate governance reporting.” Regional Corporate Governance Forum Conference Reports – CIPE We recognise that the media and academia both have vital roles to play in the raising awareness of, and building capacity for, corporate governance and, as such, are keen for both media and academia to engage with us.


One of our aims is to further assist the development of economic and financial journalism in the region by fostering an increased understanding of the concept of corporate governance. As an institution, the media has an important role to play in informing and educating the marketplace, and so allowing the market to make considered, sound decisions. With clearer, more accurate, relevant, and acute analysis of information at their disposal, international and institutional investors, as well as a growing sophisticated class of investors in the region, will be able to better manage their investment risks.


Similarly, we are working to assist universities in the implementation of corporate governance programmes that are relevant both to the region, and the wider world, into their curricula. Working with professors and researchers, we are involved in an ongoing programme to develop content and increase the body of knowledge through research and publication, case studies and seminars.


  • 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
  • Director Development Program was invaluable learning experience for me which has elevated my knowledge and broaden my understanding mainly on the corporate governance practices and board of directors role. It has addressed the main concepts from theoretical and practical perspectives. The material is comprehensive and provides the key information of the different aspects of the course. I strongly recommend the program for individuals who play role in corporate governance and seek to enrich their knowledge of companies’ board of directors. Sumaya Alshaer - Acting Head of Strategy & Corporate Governance - DUBAI SOUTH

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