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Why join GCC BDI?





Why join GCC BDI?


1. The most influential network of senior board directors in the Gulf

With over 1700 members, GCC BDI has grown to become the leading organisation in the Gulf for boards and directors.

As a member, you would become part of this exclusive network. 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.

You will also be recognised worldwide as a member of a professional Institute of Directors when you use the post nominals after your name on your CV and your business card.  Associate members can use A.GCCBDI, signifying Associate of GCC Board Directors Institute, whilst full members can use M.GCCBDI.


2. 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.


3. Develop your professional skills and knowledge.

As a board director or C-suite executive, you have a very important role to play in the development of the economy. This means you need to be constantly up to date with what is going on in the business world and will require support to face the challenges ahead. Being a director or senior officer comes with a high degree of responsibility and accountability. Besides the statutory penalties that can be imposed on directors for wrongful acts, or failing to act, the regulators are making it increasing clear that the directors are responsible for risks throughout the organisation.

Our dedicated training programme includes a wide range of offerings – from a one hour presentation to your board or C-suite executive team to a 1 or 2 day workshop, all eligible for CPD points. GCC BDI members will enjoy priority booking and discounts on our normal rates.

Being part of a professional institute of directors will enable you to keep up to date with the regulatory framework and the latest best practices, as well as hear from inspirational business people and global thought leaders. 


4. 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 also have access to our free Information and Guidance Services, as well as the members only area on our website, which includes an up to date documentation centre with the regional regulatory framework.


5. GCC BDI Board Opportunities 

GCC BDI has launch its Board Opportunities for companies to search for independent directors. GCC BDI Members and Fellows may now apply to independent board positions advertised on our website as part of their membership benefits.


6. GCC BDI Membership Partners

Your membership will recognise you as an exclusive member of GCC BDI and entitle you to a range of discounts on products and services. For more information please click here .


7. Help us to make a positive impact in the GCC

GCC BDI's vision, as a not-for-profit organisation, is dedicated to making a positive impact on the economies and societies of the region by promoting professional directorship and raising the level of board effectiveness. We do this by:

        a. Enhancing board member capabilities,

        b. Disseminating high quality board governance knowledge,

        c. Being the leading regional network for board directors, and

        d. Ensuring board governance is higher on the region’s agenda.


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