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5th Annual Directors’ Duties: Corporate & Family Boards

Establishing an assembly of astute minds to secure unequivocal growth in the organisation stemming from the boardroom

25-26 Apr 2017
Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Why You Should Attend

5th Annual Directors’ Duties: Corporate & Family Boards

The most exclusive seats in the organisation are in the boardroom.  These seats are occupied by directors who exercise their responsibilities and duties with integrity for organisational sustainability. Along with these exclusive seats are heavy legal and personal liabilities. In 2016, regulatory updates have taken place in a few countries within the region; the new Saudi Companies Law, the Oman Corporate Governance Code, and the UAE Corporate Governance Rule.

How are these changes impacting the boardroom?

New initiatives and regulations are re-defining board compositions, independence of directors and gender equality in the boardroom to drive top line growths. The remarkable overhaul in the Middle East economic climate continues to weigh heavily on boardroom agendas. Over the years, shareholders have continuously exerted their influence to ensure boards are looking out for the best interests of the company.

How do we manage such delicate situations involving these board directors?

Back for the 5th time, this year’s Board of Directors flagship event will be co-located with the prestigious MENA Family Owned Business conference. Bigger and better than before, the 5th Annual Board of Directors Conference, 6th – 7th February 2017 in Dubai, UAE promises to address key priorities in the boardroom’s agenda by covering themes such as Board Governance in the Changing Economic Landscape, Board Responsibilities and Accountabilities, Boardroom Culture, Women Directorship and Board-Committee Interactions. These key themes will be delivered through case studies, interactive presentation, roundtable discussions and private networking opportunities. This year, grasp the opportunity to participate in an exciting Board Game: The Power Play to acquire the first hand experience being in the shoes of Chairman, Board Secretary and Board Directors. Do not miss the opportunity to meet the region’s top business leaders and board directors that will provide great insights to boardroom excellence.

Some special preview insights :

Board of Directors Conference: What are the biggest challenges for Boards of Directors in the Middle East?

Board of Directors Conference: Advice for young Boards of Directors

Key Topics

  • Taking the World Stage: Board Governance in the Changing Economic Landscape
  • Meeting the Demanding Board Directorship Needs and Liabilities in The Regulatory Reform
  • Bringing it Back to the Drawing Board: Re-sketching the Company Culture From the Boardroom
  • Improving Gender Diversity: Women in the Boardroom
  • Building Effective Committee Structure And Interaction To Increase The Involvement Of Board Members
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Director of Compliance, Abdul Latif Jameel
    Board Director, Abraaj Group
    CEO, Abu Dhabi National Takaful
    Chairman of the Executive Board,Abu Dhabi University
    Group General Counsel, Al Futtaim
    Board Director, Al Hokair
    Board Director, ALBA
    Corporate Secretary, Alizz Islamic Bank
    Chief Strategy Officer, Almajdouie
    Vice Chairman, Almutlaq Holding
    President, Almutlaq Holding
    Board Member, Almutlaq Holding
    Shared Services Director, Amiantit
    Supervisor to the Board Office, ASRY
    CEO, Atheeb Maintenance & Services
    Deputy Vice President for Admin & HR, Atheeb Maintenance & Services
    Planning & Development GM, Awqaf Suliman Alrajhi
    Board Secretary, Bank Alkhair
    CEO, BANZ Group
    Director of Corporate Affairs, Canadian Specialist Hospital
    Chairman, Cayan Energy
    Board Chairman, Central Securities Depository
    Board Secretary, Central Securities Depository
    Managing Director, CQS Services
    Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Depa
    Chairman/CEO, DIFC Insurance Association
    Chairman, Egyptian Media Production City
    CFO, Emirates Development Bank

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    Practical Insights From

    His Excellency Mohammad A.J. Al Fahim
    Chairman – Al Fahim Family Council
    Al Fahim Group, UAE

    Jan Bladen
    Non Executive Director, Chairman of the Governance Committee
    CEO & Board Advisory Services, UAE

    H.E. Sara Al Madani
    Board Member
    Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, UAE

    Sultan AlShaali
    AlShaali Group, UAE

    Dr Hatem Samman
    Chief Economist

    Zainab Fakhruddin
    Executive Board
    Fakhruddin Holdings, UAE

    Nick Nadal
    Vice President
    Hawkamah, UAE

    Walid Shukri
    Board Member
    Al Hokair Group, KSA

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