2009
2009
Insolvency Reform in the MENA Region Will Help Increase Market Efficiency and Resilience During Crises, Survey Suggests
Wednesday December 16th, 2009
In light of the Hawkamah, World Bank, OECD and INSOL International-sponsored survey, a regional forum on insolvency and creditor/debtor regimes reform has been set up Reform of insolvency and creditor/debtor regimes in the Middle East and North Africa can improve economic efficiencies and strengthen market...
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Zawya Launches Collaborative Sukuk Report to Strenghthen The Global Islamic Finance Community
Sunday December 6th, 2009
Zawya announced the launch of its first ever Collaborative Sukuk Report with the aim of addressing the barriers faced by the global Sukuk industry. The credit crisis has opened many new avenues for Islamic finance, and it has emerged as an ethical and risk-averse investment...
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Hawkamah and the MENA-OECD Corporate Governance Working Group Issue Policy Brief on Corporate Governance of Banks in the MENA region
Tuesday November 10th, 2009
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance and the MENA-OECD Corporate Governance Working Group, in association with the Union of Arab Banks, today issued a landmark Policy Brief on Corporate Governance of Banks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Policy Brief makes...
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Fourth Annual Hawkamah-OECD Annual Conference Reinforces Importance of Corporate Governance Enforcement in the MENA region
Monday November 9th, 2009
Dr. Nasser Saidi, Executive Director of Hawkamah Urges Regulators to Make Corporate Governance Codes Mandatory The Fourth Annual Hawkamah-OECD Conference - The Institute of Corporate Governance, which began today in Dubai emphasised the vital importance of creating a culture of corporate governance compliance and enforcement...
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World experts meet in Dubai to discuss means to improve MENA corporate governance at Hawkamah-OECD 4th Annual Conference
Sunday November 8th, 2009
The two-day event opens at Dubai International Financial Centre today Regional and international experts on corporate governance are gathered in Dubai to review the progress in reforming corporate governance frameworks in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries and to discuss ways to speed up...
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The imperative to improve corporate governance in the Middle East and North Africa to be discussed at the Hawkamah and OECD 4th annual gathering
Tuesday October 27th, 2009
Regional and international experts on corporate governance will gather on 9-10 November in Dubai to review the progress in reforming corporate governance frameworks in MENA countries and ways to enhance their implementation. This regional annual gathering, organised by the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance in...
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Dubai Financial Market and Hawkamah sign MoU to promote good corporate governance among DFM-listed firms
Wednesday September 2nd, 2009
Partners will also advocate corporate sector reform and improve upon good governance across the country Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance (Hawkamah) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Increase Public Awareness with regards to corporate...
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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Partners with Hawkamah to Advance Corporate Governance Reform in the region
Wednesday August 19th, 2009
ADCB to Support Hawkamah's Programmes Aimed at Advancing Sustainable Corporate Governance in the MENA Region The Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has signed a partnership agreement with the Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance (Hawkamah), to promote corporate governance reform in the Middle East and North...
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Hawkamah Symposium Issues Declaration on Insolvency and Creditor Rights Systems
Thursday May 28th, 2009
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance's Symposium on Insolvency Systems and Creditors Rights yesterday (Wed 27th May) issued a Declaration that outlined a roadmap for the development of insolvency and creditor-rights systems in the Middle East and North Africa region. Signed by the delegates at...
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Hawkamah Announces Findings of Pioneering Survey of Insolvency Systems and Creditors Regimes in MENA
Tuesday May 26th, 2009
The Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance today announced the results of its pioneering benchmark survey of insolvency regimes of countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. In the survey that measured the quality and development of insolvency systems, the MENA region scored an...
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Testimonials

  • All companies should promote their boards, executive managers or staffs who have board responsibilities for subsidiary companies to attend corporate governance training. Hawkamah provides the ability for people and companies in the GCC to upskill in the area of corporate governance and directorship through a comprehensive programme teaching international best practice which has been tailored to regional specific governance issues.

    Alastair Mulligan - VP Asset Management - National Central Cooling Company PJSC (TABREED)
  • I am truly honored to attain this certification and I recommend the Compliance Heads of all DFM listed companies to participate and achieve this certification.

    Nabeel Mirza - Senior Director & MLRO - Compliance - GFH Financial Group B.S.C.
  • The workshop has added a level of professionalism to my practice. It addressed and discussed  the right concepts to promote better governance and effective support for business in line with rules and procedures.

    Osama Issaq Al Haj - Head of Legal & Board Secretary - Dubai Islamic Bank
  • A very interesting and informative course which has helped me to adapt my Board Secretary knowledge further to my role as Company Secretary.

    Hamad Al Hosani - Group Company Secretary - Emirates NDB Bank
  • Anyone who wants to enter the world of boards and governance; this is your passport.

    Jehad A. Kazim - Director - Legal Services Dubai Chamber
  • The Directors Development Program was one of the most beneficial programs I attend during my career life. The strength of the program comes from the way it was structured as each part covered very important aspects of the required management role.

    Nada Ishaq Abdul Karim - Manager - The Secretary of The Board of Directors - Bahrain Islamic Bank BSC
  • The DDP offered by the Hawkamah Institute is an excellent course to prepare directors to understand and fulfil their obligations properly as members of the board. I have benefitted immensely from this program and have started to implement some of the best practices taught on the boards that I am involved in.

    Amir Arab - Director - Havenvest Private Equity Middle East Limited
  • The Director Development Program is great way to gain insight and improved understanding in areas such as corporate governance and board functionality. I would highly recommend the program as a foundational step before they begin their board experience. Bindu Ann Joseph - Chief Operating Officer - 3W Networks
  • Director Development Program was invaluable learning experience for me which has elevated my knowledge and broaden my understanding mainly on the corporate governance practices and board of directors role. It has addressed the main concepts from theoretical and practical perspectives. The material is comprehensive and provides the key information of the different aspects of the course. I strongly recommend the program for individuals who play role in corporate governance and seek to enrich their knowledge of companies’ board of directors. Sumaya Alshaer - Acting Head of Strategy & Corporate Governance - DUBAI SOUTH
  • The Director Development Program is being run with an effective balance between theory presented by knowledgeable staff and interactive discussions among the participants. This makes it into a recommendable program for aspiring and existing Board Members alike to get up to date on Corporate Governance as relevant for our GCC Region. Johan H. Brand – Owner – Johan Brand Leadership Advisory DWC – LLC

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