Successful Family Business Boards - Dubai 2016

"BUSINESS UNDER PRESSURE" - THE ROLE OF THE BOARD IN TIMES OF VOLATILITY



 14th April
2016 
Dubai, UAE




          

 Date/Time: 14th April 2016, 9.30am - 12.30pm
 Location: Downtown, Dubai, UAE

 Fee: Tharawat members - free
Non Members*
 - see registration form

* for family members and board members of family businesses only

Description

We were delighted to announce the 4th annual forum on "Successful Family Business Boards"

BUSINESS UNDER PRESSURE - THE ROLE OF THE BOARD IN TIMES OF VOLATILITY

In times when companies are experiencing the effects of internal or external volatility and uncertainty, the attention is often turned to the Board of Directors. Be it as emergency leadership body, solution provider, or strategic guide, the role of the Board in times of pressure cannot be underestimated.

With renowned family business owners, board members, and experts this session seeked to understand the importance of the Board in such moments, its overall role in emergency situations, and what it takes to create an institution that responds in times of need.

Program

Session 1 - Understanding volatility and its impact on corporate governance

Scenario Planning - The Business Environment in the Middle East - Understanding the factors
Overview - The Role of the Board in Volatility

Speakers:


Dr. Hischam El Agamy, Founder of the Tharawat Family Business Forum and Chairman of Target Developments in Switzerland.
Dr. El Agamy is a renowned expert on executive education and family business and teaches on leadership, governance, and talent development.


Session 2 - Leadership Insights

Board Leadership in Challenging Times - Dos and Don'ts
Q+A: The Role of the Family Business Board overcoming Business Challenges

Speakers:


Mr. Iyad Malas, Partner at Gateway Partners.
Previously Mr. Malas was the Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim Holding, and before that, the CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Trust LLC. Between 2000 and 2004, he worked in Egypt, first as the CEO of Fleming CIIC and then as the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Asset Management at EFG-Hermes.


Ms. Patricia Ghany, CFO at Esau Oilfield Supplies Co. Ltd., Trinidad&Tobago.
Esau Oilfield Supplies Co. Ltd. is a leading supplier of pipes, valves, pipe fittings and gaskets to the petrochemical and oil and gas sectors in Trinidad & Tobago.


Session 3 - Boards Managing Volatility

Risk Management as a key tool for success 
Group Work and Conclusion - Checklist for the Role of the Board in Times of Volatility

Speakers:


Mr. Abdallah Obeikan, CEO of Obeikan Investment Group, KSA.
The Obeikan Investment Group is a major player in the packaging and education industries located in Riyadh K.S.A. It owns and operates more than 25 companies in liquid packaging, paper & Board, Plastic and Education. Mr. Obeikan is also a board member of the Elopak Obeikan joint venture with Elopak Norway, the Obeikan SIG Combibloc JV with SIG Combibloc Germany, and the Obeikan Laureate JV USA.


Mr. Tamer Said Ali, Deputy Chief Internal Auditor of the Obeikan Investment Group and responsible for its Risk Management team.


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