About GCC Board Directors Institute

Launched in 2007, the GCC Board Directors Institute (GCC BDI) is a not-for-profit organisation that guides board directors of organisations, from family-owned businesses to listed companies, to acquire the know-how and the tools to reach and sustain effective governance.

GCC BDI was founded by four leading regional corporations - Investcorp, SABIC, Saudi Aramco and Emirates NBD - and it is supported by four advisory firms: Allen & Overy, Heidrick & Struggles, McKinsey & Company, and PwC, as well as regional regulatory authorities: the Emirates Security and Commodities Authority, the Capital Market Authorities of both Saudi Arabia and Oman, the Central Bank of Bahrain and the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.

We now work with over 1200 members who benefit from a network of business leaders and a variety of workshops designed for senior directors. Notably, we hosts an annual Chairman Summit that brings together regional leaders to explore the evolving role and value of Boards as well as appropriate corporate governance standards.

Today we are globally recognized and the only directors institute from the region to be admitted to the Global Network of Director Institutes.

We encourage you to visit our website at www.gccbdi.org to learn more and get involved with GCC BDI. Or, write to us directly at: getinvolved@gccbdi.org

Kindly download the following brochures below:

Corporate brochure


Certified director development programme 


Board secretary brochure


GCC BDI calendar of events