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 The qualifying membership criteria is as follows:

Associate Membership

  • 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 USD300 million
    • Government-owned with annual revenues above USD300 million
    • Privately-owned companies with annual revenues above USD300 million
    • Multinationals
    • Sovereign wealth funds, other large investment funds and pension funds
    • Large not-for-profit organisations with proven track record; and
  • has completed a GCC BDI director development programme open or tailored in-house workshop or is a Corporate Affiliate.

Membership is individual and personal and cannot be transferred. 

Associate members are entitled to use the designation A.GCCBDI after their names.


Full Membership

Only individuals who are already Associate Members of GCC BDI can become Full Members. Please click here for further details on Full Membership. 

Associate Members can upgrade to Full Membership at any time by paying the annual membership fee online hereMembers are individually responsible for paying their dues.

Please do contact us should you require any assistance with this process. 


Other persons not eligible above

In addition, on an exceptional basis GCC BDI may take into consideration requests from other applicants who do not meet the above criteria above and will examine whether the applicant has the appropriate experience and background to make 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.

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