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8th Annual Board Secretary 2016

Navigating your board’s strategic journey as the strategic advisor and the gatekeeper of governance

9-11 May 2016
Conrad Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Workshop

Leadership and Communication Skills for an Efficient Board Secretary

Getting the Message Through: Chairman, Board Members, Executive Management

Workshop Moderator: Ralph Ward

Company: Publisher and Consultant,, United States

Why You Should Attend

8th Annual Board Secretary 2016

Your role as a board secretary is the catalyst to an effective board

 The pinnacle shift in today’s economy and corporate agendas which demands for more regulatory scrutiny is pinning the limelight on board secretaries more so than ever today. The competent board secretary today not only assumes the role of a minutes-taker, but sets the tone in the boardroom while expected to provide key advisory roles on matters of governance and commercial viability.

So have you supercharged your role as the trusted advisor in the boardroom? Have you received the recognition for your pivotal role? Are you adding the right business value and successfully directing your board’s focus to the business? As the guardian of governance, has your frameworks and guidelines increased your board’s accountability and transparency?

The role of a board secretary is getting trickier as the business reality is demanding more. Join us at our flagship “8th Annual Board Secretary” and benchmark yourself with our experts on themes such as corporate governance and compliance, conflict resolution in the boardroom, cybersecurity risk, and succession planning. Leverage on our post conference workshop focusing on leadership and communication skills for an efficient board secretary!


Key Topics

  • Instilling Leadership and Communication Techniques to Drive Business Value
  • Spearheading Corporate Governance and Compliance: Establishing the Building Blocks
  • Achieving Conflict Resolution in the Boardroom
  • Cybersecurity: Is this on your Agenda?
  • Succession Planning: Are the New Generation Prepared?
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Zain Saudi Arabia
    Wataniya Insurance Company
    Saudi Aramco
    Saudi Bin Ladin Group
    Thomson Reuters
    Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
    Abu Dhabi Ports
    Central Bank of Nigeria
    Dubai Aluminium
    Bahrain Bourse
    Al Hilal Bank
    ACWA Power International
    First Bank of Nigeria
    Dubai Islamic Bank
    African Agricultural Technology Foundation
    GIB Capital
    Kuwait Finance House
    Al Fahim
    Rand Water
    TECOM Investments
    Oman Flour Mills

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    Practical Insights From

    Dr Ashraf Gamaleldin
    Hawkamah – The Institute for Corporate Governance, UAE

    Nigel Cumberland
    Founding Partner
    The Silk Road Partnership

    Lubna Qassim
    Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
    Emirates NBD, UAE

    Souhayel Tayeb
    General Counsel and Group Company Secretary
    Commercial Bank of Dubai PSC, UAE

    Roula Zahar
    Director of Legal and Board Affairs
    Dubai Real Estate Corporation, UAE

    Ezzeddine Bizri
    Company Secretary
    National Bank of Oman, Oman

    Noura Ben Farhat
    Executive Counsel
    GE Oil and Gas – MENAT, UAE

    Ralph Ward
    Publisher and Consultant, United States

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