Board Secretary Forum



Aligned with our mission, the Institute has formed a Board Secretary Forum to raise the profile of Board Secretaries across the GCC and the important role they play on boards.

The objective of the Board Secretary Forum is to identify key issues that Board Secretaries face across the GCC and how GCC BDI can provide solutions to support Board Secretaries.

Objectives include:

  • Raise the profile of Board Secretaries
  • Provide networking opportunities for Board Secretaries
  • Share knowledge and ideas among Board Secretaries 

An Advisory Board is formed under the Board Secretary Forum to advise and support the Institute regarding the Board Secretary Forum.  The Board Secretary Forum brings together board secretaries from across the GCC to support the wider community of board secretaries, strengthen their capabilities, share up-to-date information on board secretarial practices, encourage networking to strengthen relationships and foster the profession across the region.  


Members of the Advisory Board include:

  • Anas Alassafi, Board Secretary, Royal Commission of AlUla and Chair of the Advisory Board
  • Bushra Abu Salem, Board Secretary, Nesma & Partners and Co-Chair of the Advisory Board
  • Ezziddine Bizri, Board Secretary, Suhail Bahwan Group, and Co-Chair of the Advisory Board
  • Abdullah Alghamdi, Senior Governance Consultant
  • Rami Reslan, Board Secretary, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)
  • Khalid Alshammari, Board Secretary, National Bank of Bahrain