Dear Members,

Welcome to the newly spruced up GCC BDI newsletter, where we endeavour to provide you with even more value from our business network.

Each quarter, as well as receiving the usual informative articles based around a major GCC corporate theme, you’ll also find interviews with our founders, corporate affiliates and membership partners who will offer their cumulative years of insight on different regional topics.

We’ve also introduced a CSR section and, each quarter, the GCC BDI newsletter will focus on an NGO as part of our effort to support these organisations and the voluntary work they do. In this issue, we look at Mission to Seafarers, a wonderful organisation that helps to protect the region’s vulnerable sailors.
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Insights: IT Governance & Cyber Security

Interview with Wael Fattouh – PwC Partner

Article on Cyber security & protection

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GCC BDI New Membership Options and Benefits

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Voice of a GCC BDI interview – Dr. AbdulRahman Bin Saad AlJadhai

The Saudi change-maker offers exclusive insights into cyber security.

Dr. AbdulRahman Bin Saad AlJadhai serves as Chief Executive Officer at ELM Information Security Company.

Saudi Arabia has its fair share of cyber-attacks given its political and economic role in the region and globally. Therefore, there were wake-up calls throughout the last few years and they have helped both the private and public sectors to be much more prepared. We are now improving our national strategies and regulations to encourage and unify our efforts in this space.


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Founders, Corporate Affiliates & Membership Partners Page

5 July 2017, NBB and the GCC BDI sign partnership agreement

The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB), the kingdom’s leading financial icon and the GCC Board Directors Institute (GCC BDI), the pre-eminent organisation for Boards and directors in the Gulf, have signed a five-year partnership agreement designed to help develop high-performance boards in the Gulf.

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Save the Date


1 November 2017 – Riyadh, KSA

GCC BDI, in collaboration with Morgan Stanley
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GCC BDI Networking Events

Reserve your seat today for our upcoming BDI Alumni dinners in 2017

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Reserve your seat today for our upcoming workshop “IT Governance and Cyber Security – What Boards Need to Know”

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