Boards of the Future - Panel Discussion

A roundtable in collaboration with Pearl Initiative to discuss the family business governance system and board of directors of the future.


December 19, 2019


December 19, 2019


Dubai, UAE   View map

Boards of the Future – Panel Discussion

In today’s ever-changing market, global economies are rapidly evolving and disrupting traditional business models. Technological advancements are impacting disciplines, economies, and industries across the board.

As such, family firms, which comprise of over 80 percent of privately-owned businesses in the Middle East, need to address these disruptive forces and equip themselves with effective contingency plans, as a simply reactive approach may prove to be ineffective and potentially detrimental to the business.


This panel discussion in collaboration with Pearl Initiative will highlight the role of the board in driving sustainable business practices across family firms. Specifically, it will address internal and external factors affecting family business board decisions, the macro trends changing the business landscape and how family business boards will have to adjust their board structures and decision making to grow in the future.
  • Najla Al Suhaimi, Board Member, Al Suhaimi Group
  • Oliver Agha, Group Chief Counsel – International, Legal, Abdul Latif Jameel
  • Amir Ahmad, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
  • Yasmine Omari, Executive Director, Pearl Initiative (Moderator)
  • Farida El Agamy, General Manager, Tharawat Family Business Forum (Moderator)
For Tharawat Members and upon invitation, only.
Dubai, UAEIn collaboration with Pearl Initiative



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