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About GCC Board Directors Institute




Launched in 2007, the GCC Board Directors Institute NPIO (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 corporate governance. 
GCC BDI was founded by four leading regional corporations:  SABIC, Saudi Aramco, Investcorp and Emirates NBD - and it is supported by four advisory firms: Allen & Overy, Heidrick & Struggles, McKinsey & Company, and PwC, as well as the regional regulatory authorities, including the Emirates Security and Commodities Authority, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, the Capital Market Authorities of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman and the Central Bank of Bahrain.

We work with over 1700 members who benefit from a network of business leaders and a variety of workshops designed for senior directors. Notably, we host 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 recognised and the only director institute from the Gulf region to be admitted to the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI).

Our Vision
To be the pre-eminent institute for boards and directors in the GCC, promoting the highest professional standards of corporate governance and professional directorship.

Our Mission
To strengthen corporate governance in the GCC region through capability building, advocacy and promotion of sound governance practices.
GCC BDI is registered under UAE tax registration number 100345824500003.



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