Dear members,

I’m delighted to report that we now have over 700 alumni members, which means you are officially part of the Middle East’s largest directorship organisation. Thank you for helping us to become one of the most progressive and dynamic bodies devoted to board effectiveness in the region.

Over the last few months, you’ll likely have noticed a widening of our GCC BDI offerings. We have ramped up our director workshops. And we’re also working on deepening and broadening our thought leadership and research capabilities. All this brings more education and networking benefits for our valued members.

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GCC BDI Unveils New Membership Options and Benefits

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Director Development Program

GCC BDI’s Director Development Program is designed to broaden and deepen director education within a professional framework. New workshops are being introduced so that participants can choose, at each level of development, how to enrich their knowledge and expertise. We will be running workshops in Riyadh, Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain in the coming months.

See the events calendar and find out more here.

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Voice of a BDI – Interview with Walid Shukri

The global board veteran offers exclusive insights into regional corporate governance challenges

BDI member Walid Shukri serves as a board member and chairman of the board at a wide range of regional and global companies. The firms are at various stages of maturity, ranging from family businesses to being listed on the stock exchange. Walid’s extensive boardroom experience spans various industries, such as construction and engineering, hospitality, manufacturing, consumer electronics, recycling and real estate.

In this interview, Shukri offers his thoughts on why the ‘tick box’ approach will never be enough for true corporate governance effectiveness.

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Leadership in the Middle East – Adapt or Die – by Jan Bladen

Talent management, cost and operational efficiency, governance progress and cultural evolution are four core challenges facing any ambitious CEO in the Middle East as he seeks to unlock growth and shareholder value over the next 10 years.

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Board Effectiveness Survey

GCC BDI invites you to take part in the board effectiveness survey.

“This survey will enable to assess Board effectiveness in the Gulf and to gain an in-depth perspectives on the current state of Boards in the regions”.

GCC BDI, in collaboration with GOVERN 2017 Survey on GCC Board Practices – Board Effectiveness Survey.
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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 “Risk Management Master Class for Directors, Manama – Bahrain”

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