Foundations of Directorship Workshop

More than 285 directors from the region have already attended our Foundations’ workshop which is high-impact and exclusive, with participation limited to 20 board directors to ensure a rich dialogue between peers. The workshop also includes non-professional sessions to supplement the content and enhance networking between participants.

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With over 400 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 one of our reunion events in 2014.

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Mastering the Boardroom Workshop

BDI’s newest workshop for directors set to take on more senior roles within the board or seeking to strengthen specific board competencies.

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Alba turns to BDI for tailored program on effective board practices

“Alba’s operations have been guided by a commitment to increasingly strengthen transparency and corporate governance across all levels of the organisation. The workshop BDI developed for Alba proved to be an effective vehicle in promoting these values and in supporting members of the Board to deliver on performance and leadership.”
Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji
Chairman, Alba

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