Successful Family Business Boards
Part II


Date:                   16th April 2015
Time:                  9.30am - 3.00pm
Location:            Dubai, UAE
Fee:                      Free for Tharawat Members
                              600 USD (3 or more family members discounted)

*Attendance for family members of business families only.

Program Content

Having an effective and professional board is crucial for families to efficiently run their businesses. This Seminar addresses how family businesses can learn from best practice and customize it to their company and family culture.

Topics Include:

  • The strategic positioning of the Board in the corporate structure
  • Board dynamics and challenges for efficiency
  • The legal framework of the Board and the responsibility of directors
  • Recruiting and training the right Board members
  • The role of the Chairman
  • How to build early warning systems of Board malfunction
  • How to create an effective board culture
  • Optimal environment for good governance
  • How to recruit a new board member
  • Governance and board function
  • Board successes and failures


Our confirmed speakers are:

Mr. Jurgen Fischer
Chairman of the Board,
Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts
Non-executive Director
Orascom Development Holding                         
Ms. Randa Bahsoun
Mrs. Lamees Al Ashtal
Executive Director Middle East
Russell Reynolds Associates
Mr. Damien Crosse
Pinsent Masons

Who should attend?

Family business leaders, Chairpersons, other family members including young generation members who will be joining the board soon.

Agenda Outline

9.00 Registration
9.30 Welcome Address and Introduction
9.45 The Board and its Impact
10.30 The Legal Framework
11.45 Building good Board Dynamics
12.45 Perspectives from a Chairman
2.00 Lunch

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