18 August, 2015

GCC Board Directors Institute appoints H+K Strategies as Content Partner

Doha- 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.

GCC Board Directors Institute appoints H+K Strategies as Content Partner
18 August 2015
Doha- 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."

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."

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About Hill+Knowlton Strategies in the Middle East
Headquartered in New York and founded more than 80 years ago, Hill+Knowlton Strategies is today a global communications consultancy with 87 offices across 49 countries.

H+K was the first international communications consultancy to establish operations in the Middle East. It established its first office in the region in Bahrain in February 1985 - 30 years ago this year.

Over the last 30 years in the region, H+K has significantly grown and developed its team. Today it employs more than 120 consultants based in fully owned, established and vibrant offices in eight cities across the region - in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Doha, Manama, Kuwait City and Cairo.  It also has an extensive associate network.

H+K provides services to local, multinational and global clients, and is part of WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups.
 
About the GCC Board Directors Institute (BDI)
Launched in 2007, the GCC Board Directors Institute (BDI) helps boards become more effective so that organizations may perform better and grow - in good times and bad.

Today BDI is the pre-eminent organization for boards and directors in the Gulf. BDI has delivered over 35 workshops for senior board directors and counts more than 500 members who, through their membership with the Institute, have gained access to an exclusive network of like-minded business leaders.

The Institute is a not for profit organization and it is the only Directors Institute from the region to be admitted to the Global Network of Directors Institute.

BDI was founded by four leading regional corporations: Investcorp, SABIC, Saudi Aramco and Emirates NBD; four leading advisory firms: Allen &Overy, Heidrick& Struggles, McKinsey & Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers; and with the support of regional regulatory authorities: the Emirates Security and Commodities Authority of the UAE, the Capital Market Authorities of both Saudi Arabia and Oman, the Central Bank of Bahrain and the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.

For more information on BDI, please visit the Institute's website at: www.gccbdi.org or contact the Institute directly at getinvolved@gccbdi.org.     

Media contact:
GCC Board Directors Institute
Mira Alrabi
Director, Marketing & Communications
mira.alrabi@gccbdi.org 

For further information please contact:
H+K Strategies:
Andrew Bone  
+971 4334 4930
Andrew.bone@hkstrategies.com
GCC Board Directors Institute

Mira Alrabi    
+971 4 554 7967
mira.alrabi@gccbdi.org

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