Independent Directors Register

Independent directors play a vital role on boards in providing independent judgement in all circumstances.

Codes of Corporate Governance usually recommend as a fundamental principle that all companies to which the Code applies should have independent directors on their boards.

GCC BDI is creating a pool of directors and senior executives from cross sections of industries and professions which will enable companies to recruit suitable independent directors for their board and for GCC BDI Alumni and Corporate Members to promote themselves as potential independent director to sit on the boards of other organizations.

Being listed on the Register is exclusive to GCC BDI Alumni and Corporate Members and is free of charge. To register for the Directors’ Register as a prospective independent director, you must be a GCC BDI member. Please go the Members Area, sign in please complete the on-line registration form

Your profile on the Register will be visible only to GCC BDI staff, who will carry out searches for companies wishing to appoint an independent director.


Seeking an independent director for your board?

As from April 2017, companies wishing to search for an independent director may do so by completing the on-line search form and there will be a small fee of USD 500 for the search and we will provide you with a short list of potential best matches as per the criteria given. 

For more information, see the website section on Corporate Services or please call GCC Board Directors Institute on tel  +971 4 554 7967 or email