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Today, Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance revealed the list of speakers

Aya Hussain

A group of prominent figures will participate in this year’s edition of the conference Speakers of the Year
, which will be held in 15 November 2022 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Dubai with the option of remote attendance. This year’s conference is held under the theme “Building Investor Confidence through Governance,” and focuses on the importance of governance and its related axes, including the impact of environmental practices, social responsibility, regional and global experts, as well as participants from the region and the world.

The list of speakers includes His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Bin Hassan Al-Sheikh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hawkamah Institute; And happiness d. Maryam Al Suwaidi, CEO of the Securities and Commodities Authority – UAE; And happiness d. Mohamed Farid, Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Authority; George Dulles, Director of Policy, International Corporate Governance Network ‘ICGN’; and Stephen David, member of the advisory board at the Hawkamah Institute, and others. Speakers will highlight the importance of investor confidence, expectations and interaction with boards of directors regarding environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance issues, and the role of regulatory institutions and companies in preparing and offering leading public offerings to attract investors.
Speakers will present their insights during a series of panel discussions that will be moderated by a group of advisors and experts. The first session will be held under the title “Regulatory Framework: New Standards for Environmental Practices, Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance”, and George Dallas will discuss with His Excellency Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi; His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Farid, Financial Supervisory Authority; and Abigail N. Gee, Executive Director of Infrastructure and Market Policy, Monetary Authority of Singapore; friendship. Christine Chu, Head of Supervision, HSBC Asset Management; Mark Babington, Executive Director of Regulatory Standards at the UK Financial Disclosure Board; and Louise Gardner, Coordinator for Africa and Working Groups for the Network of Sustainable Banking and Finance – South Africa. During the symposium, the role of global regulators will be discussed by defining emerging requirements and standards for environmental, social responsibility and governance practices for financial institutions and companies, keeping pace with the latest trends based on lessons learned. The first session will be followed by another session entitled “What investors look for in the governance of boards of directors”. The panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Stephen David, and will be attended by Christina Ongoriano, Director of Governance at the Qatar Investment Authority; Hans Christopher Hurt, Head of Impact and Engagement, UBS Asset Management; and Paul Lee, Head of Sustainable Investment Strategy and Stewardship, Reddington Group. The session will address the most important factors for investors in terms of performance, management structure, managers’ participation, and investors’ priorities in terms of environmental practices, social responsibility and corporate governance. The conference will conclude with a session entitled “Boards of Directors’ Supervision on the Application of Frameworks for Environmental Practices, Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance”. Dr. Ashraf Gamal El Din, CEO of Hawkamah, will speak to Sandra Guerra, Board Member and Co-Founder of Better Governance; Karina Litvak, Non-Executive Member, ENI; and Colin Law, member of the Diligent advisory board. The session will address the basic steps required to develop frameworks for environmental practices, social responsibility and corporate governance, with reference to the experiences of boards of directors that have proven successful in this field. Dr. Ashraf Gamal El-Din, CEO of Hawkamah, said: “Today we are witnessing a demand by asset managers to invest in responsible, especially in light of the growing importance of institutional sustainability. In this context, this year’s Hawkamah conference will focus on environmental practices, social responsibility and governance in their broadest scope, and will discuss ways to enhance investor confidence in order to achieve sustainable growth in addition to the many positive repercussions and effects on companies.”

Since its establishment in

the “Hawkamah Institute” has provided advice to governments, companies and boards of directors. Regional management, and an understanding of the governance challenges it faces, to provide tailored solutions to suit the needs of businesses and organizations in the region. Hawkamah Institute is a world-leading institute in the field of corporate governance, working with various government sectors and companies in the Middle East and North Africa to improve governance practices, as the Institute contributes to building more efficient institutions and companies, and supporting the banking and finance sector. The Institute also helps institutions develop frameworks for sound governance principles to achieve international standards, in addition to qualifying managers and senior executives who are able to apply these principles in their institutions.