Aurora50

Board Summit Full Agenda

  • Day 1 - 20 September 2021
  • Day 2 - 21 September 2021
  • Day 3 - 22 September 2021

Registration & arrival of guests

Masters of Ceremony welcome: 

Ms. Ameera Khalid, Vice President Investor Relations & External Communications, Waha Capital

Opening speech:

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Recorded Keynote speech: Leading through transformational times

H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy Chairman of the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA), Chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

Presentation: Aurora50’s Theory of Change and Accelerator 

Ms. Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50

Keynote speech:
The shifting economic position of the UAE and leading FDI initiatives  

H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Member of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

Speech read by: 

H.E. Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Acting Undersecretary, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

Onstage board discussion: Championing high-performance organisations and boards

Moderator: Ms. Caroline Faraj, Vice President Arabic Services, CNN

Panelists: 

Mr. Marwan Al Abedin, CEO and Founder, Flatrace

Ms. May Nasrallah, Non-Executive Chairman and Senior Advisor, BlackRock, Middle East Region, Founder and Executive Chairman, deNovo Corporate Advisors

Morning Coffee Break

Keynote speech: Encouraging innovation ecosystems that support gender balance


H.E. Huda AlHashimi, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs

Announcement: Introducing ADNOC Research 

Ms. Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50

Onstage Interview: Building the pipeline to ensure sustainability on boards


Ms. Fatema Al Nuaimi, Board Director, Emirates General Petroleum (EMARAT), Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC LNG Interview conducted by: Ms. Caroline Faraj, Vice President Arabic Services, CNN

Keynote speech: The future of the boardroom

Mr. Homaid Al Shimmari, Chairman, Maximus Air Cargo & Abu Dhabi Aviation  Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Chief Corporate & Human Capital Officer, Mubadala Investment Company

Networking Lunch 

Keynote panel discussion: Leading boards of the future


Moderator:
Mr. Richard Dean, Presenter Business Breakfast at Dubai Eye
Panelists: 

  • H.E. Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA) Board Member, Al Etihad Credit Bureau, Board Member, Hawkamah Corporate Governance Institute  
  • H.E. Khalfan Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Future Foundation, 

Board Member, Dubai International Financial Cooperation (DIFC), Board Member Emirates Development Bank (EDB)

Afternoon Break 

Keynote panel discussion: The Global Boardroom: Building sustainable resilient growth

Moderator:

Mr. Mustafa Kheriba, Board Member, Mirabank, Serbia, Board Member, Australia Gulf Capital, Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Former, Head of Asset Management, SHUAA Capital

Panelists: 

  • H.E. Hanan Mansour Ahli, Acting Director General, Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statistics (FCSC) 
  • Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chairman, Aramex 

Chairman of the Board of ADNEC, Vice Chair of the Board, Arab Sea Ports Federation, Board Member, Etihad Rail DB, Member of the Board, Federal Transport Authority, Group Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports

  • Mr. Khalid Al Marzooqi, Group Chief Executive Officer, Tabreed

Mr. Sameh Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Executive Director, Executive Affairs Office, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

Chair’s closing remarks & end of Day 1

Welcome address: Building the pipeline

Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50

In conversation with: Mr. Mishal Kanoo Chairman, The Kanoo Group

Regional boards benchmarking with international boards:

Keynote speech: Investing in the future: how the best boards deliver value in fast-growing markets

Mr. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, CEO, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)  

Keynote panel discussion: The impact of governance attracting and fostering FDI

Moderator: 
Ms. Kelsey Warner, Future Editor, The National

Panelists: 

  • H.E. Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Undersecretary, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)
  • H.E Mohamed Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Board Member of Commercial Bank International (CBI), Chief Executive Officer of Mawarid Finance
  • H.E. Fahad Al Gergawi, Chief Executive Director, Dubai Investment Agency (Dubai FDI)
  • Mr. Hazem Ben-Gacem, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Investcorp

Morning break 

Recorded speech – Inclusion: The secret to an organisation’s success

Ms. Dena Al Mansoori, Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Etisalat

CEO’s Panel Discussion: The future of work – building inclusive workplaces

Moderator: Diana Wilde, Co-founder, Aurora50

Panelists: 

  • Mr. Hatem Dowidar, Group Chief Executive Officer,Etisalat
  • Mr. Abdulla M. Al Ashram, Group Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Post

Recorded speech/presentation:  Building a board career and the role of CEO in supporting leadership throughout an organisation  

Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway, Head of Digital Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports

Break 

Networking roundtables for board members, aspiring talent and C-suite (invite only)

Table 1: Showing up for yourself and things to consider when joining a board
H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Vice Chairperson, Emaar Development PJSC

Table 2: Building your international portfolio & board skills you need

Ms. Sangeeta Desai, Non-Executive, OSN

Table 4: Discovering hidden boardroom opportunities

Table 14: Differences between governance and leadership on starts up vs scaleup 

Ms. Rebecca Hall, Venture Partner, Mindshift Capital Value

NED perspectives: Adding value to the boardroom 

Ms. Susan Hooper, Non-Executive Director, Uber Technologies

Networking roundtables for board members, aspiring talent and C-suite  (invite only)

Table 3: How boards can help digital transformations
Mr. Ellis Wang, Senior Executive Vice President Group Head of Technology, Transformation and Information, Mashreq 

Table 5: Pathway to the Board  

Table 6: Challenges and opportunities in leadership in senior management

Table 7: Transitioning to strategic boards with a tech background

Dr. Najwa Aaraj, Chief Researcher at the Cryptography Research Centre at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

Table 8: Reskilling and upskilling: What are boards looking for?

Mr. Ahmed Mazrouei, Senior Advisor Mubadala

Table 15: A Founder and entrepreneur’s guide to boards  

Mr. Mazen Omair, President Entrepreneurs Organisation, Co-Founder and CEO, EduPloyment, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Momair Candies, Fresh Start Meals LLC

Major steps forward in sustainability reporting: the future of accountability is here

Mr. Jeffrey Hales, Chair, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

Board talk: Being ESG ready for 2021 and beyond

Moderator:
Ms. Shyrose Osman, Executive Director, Sustainability & Gender Equality, Dubai Holding

Panelists: 

  • Ms. Clare Shine, Director and CEO of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership University of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
  • Ms. Nadia Bardawil, Senior Legal Counsel for UAE Investments at Mubadala
  • Ms. Belinda Scott, Vice President, Head of Corporate Sustainability, FAB
  • Ms. Ewa Jackson, Director, Sustainable Investing, Blackrock

Breakout Stream 1: Building boards of the future a deeper look at the board skills matrix

Moderator: Dr. Sandra Richtermeyer, Dean of the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Panelists: 

  • Ms. Jane Valls, Chief Executive Officer, GCC Board of Directors Institute (GCC BDI) 
  • Mr. William Tohme, Senior Regional Head – MENA, CFA Institute
  • Ms. Aradhana Khowla, Non-Executive Director, Elaf Group (SEDCO Holding) PSJ, Chair of the Advisory Board, The Red Sea Development Company

Breakout Stream 2: Finding board talent for scale ups 

Moderator:
Mr. Ajay Chowdhury, Managing Director & Senior Partner, London, BCG

Panelists:

  • Mr. Sky Kurtz, Cofounder & Chief Executive Officer, Pure Harvest Smart Farms
  • Ms. Leena Khalil, Chief Operating Officer, Mumzworld

Breakout Stream 1: Board, CEO and senior management alignment

Moderator:
Ms. Natasha Hannoun, Head of Debt, SHUAA Capital
 
Panelists:

  • Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO, RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC),
    Non-Executive Director, Al Ramz PJSC, Non-Executive Director, Eureeca 
  • Ms. Maha Muraish, Senior Vice President /, Transformation – B2B & Etisalat Digital

Breakout Stream 2: Becoming an exceptional board director

Panelists:

  • Ms. Sonia Tatar, Executive Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, Ex-Officio, Board of INSEAD Directors Network, Board Member, Chapter Zero France

Ms. Sangeeta Desai, Non-Executive Director, OSN, Chairperson of Mopar Studios, Non-Executive Director, Boat Rocker Media, Non-Executive Director of Ocean Outdoor

Breakout Stream 1: Board composition best practice in the region and globally

Moderator: Mr. Sachin Kerur, Managing Partner, Reed Smith

Panelists: 

  • Dr. Lee Howell, Managing Director, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum
  • Ms. Alma Angotti, Partner, Financial Services, Global Legislative and Regulatory Risk Leader, Guidehouse

Breakout Stream 2: Best practice for better boards: resilience in transformational times 

Moderator:
Dr. Ashraf Gamal El Din, Chief Executive Officer, Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance

Panelists:

  • Prof. Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership, Henley Business School
  • Prof. Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour; Academic Director, London Business School
  • Dr. Jason D. Schloetzer, Associate, Professor of Accounting, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

End of Board Summit Day 2

Welcome & words of thanks 

Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50

Opening speech: Driving stakeholder value

Mr. Hassan Al Serkal, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Financial Market (DFM)

Networking roundtables for board members, aspiring talent and C-suite  (invite only)

Table 9: Transitioning and changing industries and sectors throughout your career
Speaker TBC 

Table 10: Leading scale up boards 

Mr. Noor Shawwa, Managing Director, Endevour

Board talk with experts: Private equity boards setting the pace for inclusion in leadership

  • Supporting diversity of thought in the board room
  • Looking at PE ownership cycles and board experience required in each cycle
  • Key differences between PE boards and listed boards and benefits of each
  • Surviving and thriving—on a Private Equity board and building optimum dynamics

Moderator: Mr. Anshul Gupta, Partner in Advisory, KPMG

Panelists:

  • Abdul Wahab Al-Halabi, Chairman, Dubai Parks & Resorts PJSC

Ms. Najla Al Shirawi, Chief Executive Officer, SICO Capital, Board Member of Bahrain Economic Development Board, Board Member of Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

Networking roundtables for board members, aspiring talent and C-suite
(invite only)

Table 11: Adding value and building a board portfolio

Mr. Sky Kurtz, CEO, Smart Farms

Table 12: Encouraging a growth mindset while dealing with imposter syndrome
Lina El-Assaad, Certified Executive Coach, Vice President & Membership Director, International Coach Federation

Table 13: Measuring corporate purpose

Ms. Ashley Grice, CEO of Brighthouse

Board talk with experts: Building an international board career and portfolio

  • How do you approach a new board to determine the right fit based on the value you bring?
  • Where do you typically find board roles? What has been your experience on international roles?
  • What are the opportunities for Independent Board Directors currently in the marketplace?
  • How have you grown and developed NED career?
  • What is the role of the chair in navigating board room dynamics, what has been your experience with chairs?
  • With the current climate, how have boards managed through the pandemic crisis?

 

Panelists: 

  • Su-Yen Wong, Chairperson Singapore Institute of Directors

Progress made at the Board Summit

Ms. Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50

Closing statements from Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Chair’s luncheon, live in Dubai (invite only)

Chaired and hosted by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

  • Day 1 - 20 September 2021
  • Day 2 - 21 September 2021
  • Day 3 - 22 September 2021

Registration & arrival of guests

Masters of Ceremony welcome: 

Ms. Ameera Khalid, Vice President Investor Relations & External Communications, Waha Capital

Opening speech:

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Recorded Keynote speech: Leading through transformational times

H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy Chairman of the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA), Chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

Presentation: Aurora50’s Theory of Change and Accelerator 

Ms. Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50

Keynote speech:
The shifting economic position of the UAE and leading FDI initiatives  

H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Member of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

Speech read by: 

H.E. Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Acting Undersecretary, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

Onstage board discussion: Championing high-performance organisations and boards

Moderator: Ms. Caroline Faraj, Vice President Arabic Services, CNN

Panelists: 

Mr. Marwan Al Abedin, CEO and Founder, Flatrace

Ms. May Nasrallah, Non-Executive Chairman and Senior Advisor, BlackRock, Middle East Region, Founder and Executive Chairman, deNovo Corporate Advisors

Morning Coffee Break

Keynote speech: Encouraging innovation ecosystems that support gender balance


H.E. Huda AlHashimi, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs

Announcement: Introducing ADNOC Research 

Ms. Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50

Onstage Interview: Building the pipeline to ensure sustainability on boards


Ms. Fatema Al Nuaimi, Board Director, Emirates General Petroleum (EMARAT), Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC LNG Interview conducted by: Ms. Caroline Faraj, Vice President Arabic Services, CNN

Keynote speech: The future of the boardroom

Mr. Homaid Al Shimmari, Chairman, Maximus Air Cargo & Abu Dhabi Aviation  Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Chief Corporate & Human Capital Officer, Mubadala Investment Company

Networking Lunch 

Keynote panel discussion: Leading boards of the future


Moderator:
Mr. Richard Dean, Presenter Business Breakfast at Dubai Eye
Panelists: 

  • H.E. Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA) Board Member, Al Etihad Credit Bureau, Board Member, Hawkamah Corporate Governance Institute  
  • H.E. Khalfan Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Future Foundation, 

Board Member, Dubai International Financial Cooperation (DIFC), Board Member Emirates Development Bank (EDB)

Afternoon Break 

Keynote panel discussion: The Global Boardroom: Building sustainable resilient growth

Moderator:

Mr. Mustafa Kheriba, Board Member, Mirabank, Serbia, Board Member, Australia Gulf Capital, Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Former, Head of Asset Management, SHUAA Capital

Panelists: 

  • H.E. Hanan Mansour Ahli, Acting Director General, Federal Center for Competitiveness and Statistics (FCSC) 
  • Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chairman, Aramex 

Chairman of the Board of ADNEC, Vice Chair of the Board, Arab Sea Ports Federation, Board Member, Etihad Rail DB, Member of the Board, Federal Transport Authority, Group Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports

  • Mr. Khalid Al Marzooqi, Group Chief Executive Officer, Tabreed

Mr. Sameh Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Executive Director, Executive Affairs Office, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

Chair’s closing remarks & end of Day 1

Welcome address: Building the pipeline

Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50

In conversation with: Mr. Mishal Kanoo Chairman, The Kanoo Group

Regional boards benchmarking with international boards:

Keynote speech: Investing in the future: how the best boards deliver value in fast-growing markets

Mr. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, CEO, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)  

Keynote panel discussion: The impact of governance attracting and fostering FDI

Moderator: 
Ms. Kelsey Warner, Future Editor, The National

Panelists: 

  • H.E. Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Undersecretary, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)
  • H.E Mohamed Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Board Member of Commercial Bank International (CBI), Chief Executive Officer of Mawarid Finance
  • H.E. Fahad Al Gergawi, Chief Executive Director, Dubai Investment Agency (Dubai FDI)
  • Mr. Hazem Ben-Gacem, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Investcorp

Morning break 

Recorded speech – Inclusion: The secret to an organisation’s success

Ms. Dena Al Mansoori, Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Etisalat

CEO’s Panel Discussion: The future of work – building inclusive workplaces

Moderator: Diana Wilde, Co-founder, Aurora50

Panelists: 

  • Mr. Hatem Dowidar, Group Chief Executive Officer,Etisalat
  • Mr. Abdulla M. Al Ashram, Group Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Post

Recorded speech/presentation:  Building a board career and the role of CEO in supporting leadership throughout an organisation  

Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway, Head of Digital Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports

Break 

Networking roundtables for board members, aspiring talent and C-suite (invite only)

Table 1: Showing up for yourself and things to consider when joining a board
H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Vice Chairperson, Emaar Development PJSC

Table 2: Building your international portfolio & board skills you need

Ms. Sangeeta Desai, Non-Executive, OSN

Table 4: Discovering hidden boardroom opportunities

Table 14: Differences between governance and leadership on starts up vs scaleup 

Ms. Rebecca Hall, Venture Partner, Mindshift Capital Value

NED perspectives: Adding value to the boardroom 

Ms. Susan Hooper, Non-Executive Director, Uber Technologies

Networking roundtables for board members, aspiring talent and C-suite  (invite only)

Table 3: How boards can help digital transformations
Mr. Ellis Wang, Senior Executive Vice President Group Head of Technology, Transformation and Information, Mashreq 

Table 5: Pathway to the Board  

Table 6: Challenges and opportunities in leadership in senior management

Table 7: Transitioning to strategic boards with a tech background

Dr. Najwa Aaraj, Chief Researcher at the Cryptography Research Centre at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

Table 8: Reskilling and upskilling: What are boards looking for?

Mr. Ahmed Mazrouei, Senior Advisor Mubadala

Table 15: A Founder and entrepreneur’s guide to boards  

Mr. Mazen Omair, President Entrepreneurs Organisation, Co-Founder and CEO, EduPloyment, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Momair Candies, Fresh Start Meals LLC

Major steps forward in sustainability reporting: the future of accountability is here

Mr. Jeffrey Hales, Chair, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

Board talk: Being ESG ready for 2021 and beyond

Moderator:
Ms. Shyrose Osman, Executive Director, Sustainability & Gender Equality, Dubai Holding

Panelists: 

  • Ms. Clare Shine, Director and CEO of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership University of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
  • Ms. Nadia Bardawil, Senior Legal Counsel for UAE Investments at Mubadala
  • Ms. Belinda Scott, Vice President, Head of Corporate Sustainability, FAB
  • Ms. Ewa Jackson, Director, Sustainable Investing, Blackrock

Breakout Stream 1: Building boards of the future a deeper look at the board skills matrix

Moderator: Dr. Sandra Richtermeyer, Dean of the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Panelists: 

  • Ms. Jane Valls, Chief Executive Officer, GCC Board of Directors Institute (GCC BDI) 
  • Mr. William Tohme, Senior Regional Head – MENA, CFA Institute
  • Ms. Aradhana Khowla, Non-Executive Director, Elaf Group (SEDCO Holding) PSJ, Chair of the Advisory Board, The Red Sea Development Company

Breakout Stream 2: Finding board talent for scale ups 

Moderator:
Mr. Ajay Chowdhury, Managing Director & Senior Partner, London, BCG

Panelists:

  • Mr. Sky Kurtz, Cofounder & Chief Executive Officer, Pure Harvest Smart Farms
  • Ms. Leena Khalil, Chief Operating Officer, Mumzworld

Breakout Stream 1: Board, CEO and senior management alignment

Moderator:
Ms. Natasha Hannoun, Head of Debt, SHUAA Capital
 
Panelists:

  • Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO, RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC),
    Non-Executive Director, Al Ramz PJSC, Non-Executive Director, Eureeca 
  • Ms. Maha Muraish, Senior Vice President /, Transformation – B2B & Etisalat Digital

Breakout Stream 2: Becoming an exceptional board director

Panelists:

  • Ms. Sonia Tatar, Executive Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, Ex-Officio, Board of INSEAD Directors Network, Board Member, Chapter Zero France

Ms. Sangeeta Desai, Non-Executive Director, OSN, Chairperson of Mopar Studios, Non-Executive Director, Boat Rocker Media, Non-Executive Director of Ocean Outdoor

Breakout Stream 1: Board composition best practice in the region and globally

Moderator: Mr. Sachin Kerur, Managing Partner, Reed Smith

Panelists: 

  • Dr. Lee Howell, Managing Director, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum
  • Ms. Alma Angotti, Partner, Financial Services, Global Legislative and Regulatory Risk Leader, Guidehouse

Breakout Stream 2: Best practice for better boards: resilience in transformational times 

Moderator:
Dr. Ashraf Gamal El Din, Chief Executive Officer, Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance

Panelists:

  • Prof. Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership, Henley Business School
  • Prof. Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour; Academic Director, London Business School
  • Dr. Jason D. Schloetzer, Associate, Professor of Accounting, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

End of Board Summit Day 2

Welcome & words of thanks 

Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50

Opening speech: Driving stakeholder value

Mr. Hassan Al Serkal, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Financial Market (DFM)

Networking roundtables for board members, aspiring talent and C-suite  (invite only)

Table 9: Transitioning and changing industries and sectors throughout your career
Speaker TBC 

Table 10: Leading scale up boards 

Mr. Noor Shawwa, Managing Director, Endevour

Board talk with experts: Private equity boards setting the pace for inclusion in leadership

  • Supporting diversity of thought in the board room
  • Looking at PE ownership cycles and board experience required in each cycle
  • Key differences between PE boards and listed boards and benefits of each
  • Surviving and thriving—on a Private Equity board and building optimum dynamics

Moderator: Mr. Anshul Gupta, Partner in Advisory, KPMG
Panelists:

  • Abdul Wahab Al-Halabi, Chairman, Dubai Parks & Resorts PJSC

Ms. Najla Al Shirawi, Chief Executive Officer, SICO Capital, Board Member of Bahrain Economic Development Board, Board Member of Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

Networking roundtables for board members, aspiring talent and C-suite
(invite only)

Table 11: Adding value and building a board portfolio

Mr. Sky Kurtz, CEO, Smart Farms

Table 12: Encouraging a growth mindset while dealing with imposter syndrome
Lina El-Assaad, Certified Executive Coach, Vice President & Membership Director, International Coach Federation

Table 13: Measuring corporate purpose

Ms. Ashley Grice, CEO of Brighthouse

Board talk with experts: Building an international board career and portfolio

  • How do you approach a new board to determine the right fit based on the value you bring?
  • Where do you typically find board roles? What has been your experience on international roles?
  • What are the opportunities for Independent Board Directors currently in the marketplace?
  • How have you grown and developed NED career?
  • What is the role of the chair in navigating board room dynamics, what has been your experience with chairs?
  • With the current climate, how have boards managed through the pandemic crisis?

Panelists: 

  • Su-Yen Wong, Chairperson Singapore Institute of Directors

Progress made at the Board Summit

Ms. Diana Wilde, Co-Founder, Aurora50

Closing statements from Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Chair’s luncheon, live in Dubai (invite only)

Chaired and hosted by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan