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Membership categories

 

 

 

 

Membership Categories

 

Associate 

This is our entry level for membership. To become an Associate, you must first attend a GCC BDI open or tailored workshop. Board Directors and senior executives who meet the criteria below are eligible to attend and participate in a GCC BDI workshop. Associate membership is then free.

Eligibility:

  • A person interested in the promotion of good corporate governance; and
  • Has been in business for a minimum of 5 years; and
  • Holds the post of board director or C-suite executive or senior manager or board secretary or governance professional or trustee or professor in one of the following types of organizations:
    • Publicly-listed company with a market capitalisation above US$1,000,000
    • Government-owned entity with annual revenues above US$1,000,000
    • Privately-owned company with annual revenues above US$1,000,000
    • Multinational
    • Sovereign wealth fund, other large investment fund or pension fund
    • Recognised academic institution
    • Large not-for-profit organisation with proven track record

After completing the workshop, the Associate may apply to become a Member, subject to fulfilling Membership eligibility criteria.


Member
In order to become a Member, an individual must pay an annual fee of USD 500, and meet the following criteria:

Eligibility:

Individuals should either:

  • Already be an Associate and apply to become a Member; AND
  • Is a Board director or C-suite executive or senior manager or board secretary or governance professional or trustee or professor with 5+ years of experience in that role;

Or 

  • Has successfully achieved the level of Certified Director** or Certified Board Secretary** 

** Certification must be attained from a recognised and bona fide body or institute


Fellow
By invitation only. In order to become a Fellow, an individual must pay an annual fee of USD 1000, and:

Eligibility:

Individuals should either:

  • Already be a Member; AND
  • Has been a board director or C-suite executive or board secretary or governance professional or trustee or professor with 10+ years of experience in that role; 

Or

  • Has successfully achieved the level of Chartered Director** or Chartered Secretary** 

** Chartership must be attained from a recognised and bona fide body or institute.

 

Please note that GCC BDI reserves the right, at its discretion, to admit any individual to a workshop, and consequently as an Associate, or to the category of Member or Fellow, whom it believes has the requisite seniority and status to become one, even if they may not strictly meet the above stated criteria.

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