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10th Annual Board Secretary

Building Confidence as the Gatekeepers of Corporate Governance and Achieving Superior Board Effectiveness

1-3 May 2018
Conrad Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Workshop

GRC Metrics

Best Practices and Framework on How Effective Governance, Risk and Compliance Management will Boost the People Management and Leadership Skill Sets among Board Secretaries

Workshop Moderator: Robert L Ford

Company: Managing Partner, Governance Gurus FZE, UAE

Why You Should Attend

10th Annual Board Secretary

A board secretary is known as the pillars of support and source of advice to influential stakeholders and demands the ability to add value beyond administrative efficiency. With the current business world is changing and continues to face challenges and risk associated with the dynamic economical environment as it has been a year of political upheaval and revelation, therefore the role of a board secretary never been so significant.  Across the MENA region, the heightened focus on corporate governance gives board secretaries an opportunity to step up their game in progressing as powerful cornerstones of strong corporate governance, compliance and integrity within the board.

·         Are you striving to be a trusted advisor and confidant to the board?

·         Do you need to supercharge yourself as the “voice of governance” within the business to perform?

·         Are you the Silent Soldier behind strengthening your board’s credibility?

·         Are you seen as an ‘enabler rather than a “barrier’ for effective decision making progress?

Join us in the 2-day 10th Annual Board Secretary conference that will equip you with essential insights into topics ranging from corporate governance for a diverse business growth, succession planning the future role, optimising the anti-corruption framework and the future of board secretaries. Enhance your business needs by leveraging on the half-day workshop which will focus on building a synergy between Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) highlighting best practices for board secretaries to enhance their people management skills and adaptability within the changing market place.

Join us now and be prepared to put into practice key takeaways that will turn the organisation into your beacon of excellence!


Key Topics

  • Embracing compliance with confidence by transforming GRC into a more strategic function
  • Reinforcing corporate governance to ensure integrity and stability within the organisation
  • Revolutionising the governance and regulations framework to ensure growth and sustainability in dynamic economy
  • Adopting best governance frameworks suited for your board to increase business sustainability
  • Formulating meaningful reports that promote compliance within your organisation

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    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

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    Practical Insights From

    Nick Nadal
    Vice President, Governance Advisor
    Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance, The General Secretariat of the Executive Council, Government of Dubai

    David Venus
    International President
    Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA)

    Anneliese Reinhold
    SVP - Legal & General Counsel
    Du, UAE

    Essam Sembawa
    Secretary of the Board & Executive Assistant to the MD & CEO
    Emaar Economy City, KSA

    Hosam Al Shohtey
    Board Secretary
    Sedco Holding, KSA

    Fouad El Mehdawy
    Group Company Secretary & General Counsel
    Al Fahim Group, UAE

    Nitin Gautam
    Group Company Secretary & AVP - Legal
    UAE Exchange Group

    Alex Ridout
    General Counsel & Company Secretary
    Lamprell, UAE

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • "Overall great program, very useful information and updates that has certainly help to put my role as a Company Secretary in better perspective" -ExxonMobil
    • "It was a very fruitful experience, the topics were very interesting" -Batelco
    • "Well organised, good speakers and excellent chairman" –Bahrain Airport
    • "I had an excellent experience with marcus evans, I indeed benefitted a lot from this event" -Dubai Islamic Bank
    • "Well organised event with insightful approach to topics" –Zain Group
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    Event Contact

    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Mary-Anne Loui

    Suite A-20-1, Level 20, Hampshire Place Office
    157 Hampshire, 1, Jalan Mayang Sari

    Fax: +603 2723 6699