Membership Benefits

The GCC BDI value proposition is well developed and includes professional, career pathway and lifestyle benefits for each category of membership.

Optimising the value you will get from your membership only takes a little bit of planning on your side. Apart from benefits provided by 3rd party providers, the GCC BDI provides its members with many different opportunities to engage with the BDI, to network with peers, gain complimentary access to certain identified products and services and offers on discounted services on individual and customised professional development, among others.


Current Membership Benefits

Organisations advertise board vacancies and members can apply online
This is a service that GCC BDI is inviting organisations to freely post their board vacancies for you to review and apply
A matching service that highlights your profile
Enables companies to recruit suitable independent directors for their board and enables members to promote themselves as potential independent directors
Membership engagement & local events
Membership Chapters is to create greater membership engagement and retention by having more local events
Members get mentored by experienced Board Directors
This programme encourages a learning culture, where members learn from more experienced Board Directors
International member trips
Study trips are intended to explore new business opportunities and to raise awareness of key considerations when entering new markets. They are also opportunities to network with board directors in other countries
Access to customised GCC BDI online platforms
Manage your membership account, register for events, connect to other members and much more
Complimentary interactive event
A highly interactive series led by some of the most respected professionals in their industries, who will provide our Members and Fellows with insights on the latest thinking and trends
Speed Networking Sessions
Meet and network with other directors in a virtual setting at the comfort of your choosing
In-person networking with other business professionals
Business networking and social functions and other value adding events
Discounts on GCC BDI workshops
Subsidised rates for members off the advertised price
Complimentary updates on the latest legal developments
These Legal Update publications cover a broad range of topics including breaking legal news, changes in legislation, and regulatory reforms
Member of the GCC BDI designation
Members & Fellows may use GCC BDI membership designation
Membership discount schemes
A list of GCC BDI Membership Programme Partners and membership special benefits
Complimentary e-publication
Provides global directors an opportunity to share experiences, learn from international colleagues and to keep current on business and governance trends
Complimentary electronic newsletter
E-newsletter focusing on hot topics in the GCC and updating members of upcoming events or new developments at the GCC BDI
Peer deveploment and discounts
Members may receive further reductions on workshops, events or development programmes by referring eligible colleagues, friends, or family
Free member support
Aimed at providing members with high-level guidance, based on corporate governance best practice, around a particular query
Free member support
The GCC BDI has created templates for its members to showcase and highlight their career history
Complimentary membership
Fellows receive complimentary overseas membership of IoD UK
Invitation to the Chaine des Rotisseurs
Fellows receive an invitation to become a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs.