Posted on August 18, 2015

GCC Board Directors Institute (“BDI”) has appointed H+K Strategies (“H+K”) as content partner to the Institute for a period of three years. The other content partners are PwC, McKinsey & Co, Heidrick & Struggles and Allen & Overy, while supported by the Capital Market Authorities in Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE, Qatar Financial Centre and the Central Bank of Bahrain. Launched in 2007, BDI is the pre-eminent organization for boards and directors in the Gulf helping boards become more effective so that organizations may perform better and grow.

In its capacity of content partner, H+K will contribute with knowledge on matters critical to board effectiveness in today’s multi-faceted and high-speed communications environment. Speaking of the new partnership, Nathalie Potvin, executive director at BDI, said: “We recognize H+K Strategies as a valued partner which has an excellent track record in delivering best-in-class corporate communications to the region and is a like-minded organization which shares our ambition to improve board effectiveness practices and enhance corporate governance standards in the region.”

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Andrew Bone, regional director, H+K Strategies, said: “BDI is a not-for-profit organization which is doing fundamentally important work in developing world class corporate governance and the role of company boards. We look forward to helping the Institute communicate its story, as well as help promote best practice directorship among chairmen, board directors, regulators and industry stakeholders within the GCC markets.”

For further information please contact:

H+K Strategies: Andrew Bone +971 4 334 4930 Andrew.bone@hkstrategies.com

GCC Board Directors Institute: Mira Alrabi +971 4 554 7967; mira.alrabi@gccbdi.org

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