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About Membership
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About Membership

GCC BDI is proud to have over 1700 board directors and senior C-suite executives from across the GCC as our members, each with extensive experience of operating at the highest levels of business.

We are highly respected among the international community and are proud to be the only institute of directors in the GCC to have been admitted as a member of the prestigious Global Network of Director Institutes (

As a member of GCC BDI, you would be part of this exclusive group of select individuals. You would have the opportunity to enhance your own skills and knowledge, whilst supporting GCC BDI in its mission to promote best practice in corporate governance and directorship across the region.

Please see below for more details of the GCC BDI membership categories available. Please note that membership is subject to approval by GCC BDI and fulfilment of the membership criteria, which can be found here.  

All our members must abide by the GCC BDI Code of Conduct which can be found here.

If you are interested in becoming a GCC BDI Associate or learning more about our offering, please contact usIf you are already a GCC BDI Associate and would like to upgrade to become a Member, please click  here.



After attending one of our workshops, a participant is entitled totto free Associate Membership. This is a free membership.   already a GCC BDI associate member and would like to upgrade the the membership , then click here



This is our paid membership category with an annual fee of USD 500 exclusive of VAT, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria. If you are already a GCC BDI Associate and would like to apply to become a Member, click  here.



This is our senior membership category with an annual fee of USD 1000 exclusive of VAT, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria. Becoming a GCC BDI Fellow is usually by invitation only, but if you are interested in more details, please click here.




Benefits of Membership

join the most influential network of senior board directors in THE gulf

By joining GCC BDI, you become part of this pre-eminent and exclusive, not-for-profit, GCC organisation for boards and directors. Members comprise hand-picked individuals and companies committed to the professional practice of sound corporate governance and directorship in line with global principles, best practices and national regulations.

grow your network

By joining our exclusive GCC BDI workshops, dinners, breakfast forums and other events, as well as our dedicated social media groups, you will be able to connect with fellow members and share views and experience. You will also meet top international speakers and guests. Through GCC BDI membership, you will also have access to the  Global Network of Director Institutes Passport, enabling you to network with directors all over the world.

develop your professional skills and knowledge

Our dedicated training programmes include a wide range of offerings – from a one hour presentation to your board or executive team, a 2 hour online seminar or tutorial, to a 1 or 2 day workshop, all eligible for CPD points. GCC BDI members will enjoy priority booking and up to 24% discounts on our normal rates.

Access to Information and Guidance

Keep up to date with the latest information on global trends - receive regular information updates and our quarterly Al Majlis Newsletter. GCC BDI Members and Fellows also have access to our free Information and Guidance Services, as well as the Members Only Area on our website which includes a documentation centre including the regional regulatory framework and the latest articles on topics of interest.





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