Upcoming Event: GCC BDI’s Jane Valls To Discuss Bo...

Upcoming Event: GCC BDI’s Jane Valls To Discuss Board Composition and Diversity

In the age of digital disruption, the board secretary plays a key role in advancing corporate governance and is vital for the smooth running of the company. The specific composition of the board is also central to company performance.

GCC BDI’s Executive Director Jane Valls will discuss how to perfect board composition for optimum effectiveness at the ‘11th Annual Board Secretary: Innovation Meets Governance’ conference in Dubai on 16-18  April 2019.

Jane will examine key aspects of board composition, such as ensuring diversity representation and the right mix of director skills and competencies. She will also make a case for the enormous return on investment a diverse board can offer an organisation. In addition, she will discuss the value of independent directors and the latest trends in effective corporate governance.

Conference agenda

Now is the time for board secretaries to step up and lead the strategy of the boardroom with the latest technology and trends. The 11th Annual Board Secretary conference also includes talks by experts on technology and innovations for the industry, including artificial intelligence, smart contracts, data privacy and GDPR.

Focus topics include:

  • Reinforcing compliance and governance within an organisation
  • Addressing gender imbalance within the board
  • Examining the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in governance
  • The evolving role of the board secretary in the digital age
  • Integrating emotional intelligence within the role of a board secretary

Some of the other eminent speakers at the day-long event include: John-Green Odada, Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase & Co, UK; Mohamed Aly Ghanem, VP Legal Affairs and Certified Board Secretary, Dubai Financial Market, UAE; Sonya Janahi, Board Member, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce, Bahrain; and Paul Dubal Senior VP and head of Corporate Governance First Abu Dhabi Bank.

To find out more and book your place, click here.