Women on Boards UAE

This page highlights stories of women who are on the corporate boards of companies. Until recently, very few women were elected on corporate boards. There has been progress, but it is extremely important to have more and more women on boards simply because a gender-diverse group allows for more ideas and perspectives to the boardroom table.

Companies listed are collected from the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)

There were 121 companies listed.

For those 121 companies, there were 919 board members. Of which 897 men on board (98%) and 22 women (2%).

18 of those 121 publicly listed companies have women on board (15%).

In which 18 companies there were 156 board members, of which 134 men (86%) and 22 women (14%).

On investigation of the websites for each of these 18 companies, evidence of only 16 of these women board members was found.

The profiles of these women on boards of public companies, listed from the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) were obtained mainly from the websites of those companies. Those profiles are given below.


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11th Hawkamah Annual Conference

Hawkamah’s 11th annual conference on “Professionalizing boards of directors of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and the 2nd Meeting of Global SOE Network was held in cooperation with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and took place on 23rd to 24th May 2017 in the Armani Ballroom/Burj Khalifa.

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