Eligibility

Membership Criteria

 

Membership Categories 

GCC BDI currently has 2 membership categories: Alumni Member and Corporate Members

The qualifying criteria are as follows:

 

ALUMNI MEMBER

  • A person interested in the promotion of good corporate governance and over the age of 21 years; and
  • has held the post of Board Director or alternate Board Director or Board Secretary or Senior Executive (C Suite) or Trustee for a minimum of three years; and
  • has been in business for a minimum of seven years; and
  • is a Board Director or Board Secretary or Senior Executive (C Suite) or Trustee in one of the following types of organization:
    • Publicly listed companies with a market capitalization above $300 million
    • Government owned with annual revenues above $300 million
    • Privately owned companies with annual revenues above $300 million
    • Multinationals
    • Sovereign Wealth Funds, other large Investment Funds and Pension Funds
    • Large Not-for-profit organizations with proven track record
  • And a person who has completed a GCC BDI Director Development Program workshop (open or tailored in house workshop)

Membership is individual and personal and cannot be transferred. Members are individually responsible for paying their dues.

Alumni Members are entitled to use the designation AL.GCCBDI after their names.

Applications must be submitted online.

 

CORPORATE MEMBER 

Through the Corporate Membership scheme, corporates can become members of GCC BDI and sign up their board members and C Suite as individual members.  Corporates and their individual members must qualify for membership as follows:

  • Board Members, Senior Executives (C Suite), Board Secretaries and Trustees of companies meeting the following criteria:
    • Publicly listed companies with a market capitalization above $300 million
    • Government owned with annual revenues above $300 million
    • Privately owned companies with annual revenues above $300 million
    • Multinationals
    • Sovereign Wealth Funds, other large Investment Funds and Pension Funds
    • Large Not-for-profit organizations with proven track record

Through the Corporate Membership scheme, your organization is able to transfer membership, i.e. should anyone currently allocated membership leave the organization, the organization may then replace that person within the membership term.

Corporate Membership will be paid and coordinated by the Company (usually by the Board Secretary) on behalf of all company corporate members. Only one invoice is sent to the designated contact person so that the members do not need to handle their own administration and renewals.

Individual Corporate Members are entitled to use the designation M.GCCBDI after their names.

Applications must be submitted online.

 

OTHER PERSONS NOT ELIGIBLE ABOVE

In addition, GCC BDI may take into consideration requests from other applicants who do not meet the criteria above and will examine whether the applicant has the appropriate experience and background which makes him/her eligible as a member. In exercising its judgment in this regard, GCC BDI will consider that membership is bestowed in order to acknowledge significant experience in executing governance duties as well as for those responsible for the strategic direction of the entity.