The Effective Director: Adding Value to your Board

DATE: 1 – 2 August 2016

LOCATION: 116 Pall Mall, London, UK

BDI in partnership with the Institute of Directors UK presents this professional development workshop designed for experienced board directors and senior C-Suite executives…read more


Calendar of Events 2016

Register today for a BDI Workshop, Breakfast Forum or Chairman Summit.  For more information contact us at or call +971 4 554 7967

 Voice of a BDI Member

Hear from our very own BDI members as they share their personal experiences and opinions on board effectiveness practices.  This month we hear from Prof. Ibrahim Kadi who is the Director of Saudi Telecom Company and has attended the Foundations of Directorship Workshop and Mastering the Boardroom Workshop:

“…I have enjoyed, and learned from, the presented material, the discussions and the challenging group exercises… In summary, it was certainly worthwhile for me taking part in these two excellent BDI programs.”   

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With over 700 members, BDI’s membership is the most influential network of senior board directors in the Gulf. BDI members come from regional flagship corporations, family-owned businesses and government entities.
You are a BDI program alum? Stay connected with your peers by joining our next Alumni Dinner on 6 November 2016, Dubai, UAE.

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Who We Are

We are the pre-eminent organization in the GCC for boards and directors


Our programs and events allow GCC directors to stay connected and informed


Hear from high profile GCC board directors and business leaders