Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Osman Sultan CEO of du Telecom | Ethical Boardroom

Osman Sultan - CEO du Telecom thanks Ethical Boardroom for being awarded the "Best Corporate Governance - Telecoms - Middle East 2015" and why Improving accountability and maintaining transparent corporate governance practices is essential for delivering continuous shareholder value,
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EB Interviews Andrew Smith – CEO of RAK Insurance

Suzi Taylor of Ethical Boardroom interviews Andrew Smith, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah National Insurance Company (RAK Insurance), discussing how far the company’s governance structure has evolved over the past two years, the introduction of a new whistleblowing policy and what innovating steps are needed to stay ahead of the competition.

du Telecom’s Dedication to Ethical Standards

So that we may remain a sustainable business, retain market share and continue on our growth trajectory, delivering continuous shareholder value, we are committed to implementing international best practice. As such, we continuously strive to maintain our position as a leading example of corporate governance in the region. Therefore, we are incredibly proud to be recognised with an Ethical Boardroom Award for corporate governance

Leading the way in the Middle East

As the leading bank in the Middle East and ranked the 25th safest bank in the world, being acknowledged as having strong corporate governance practices is an important validation of our aim to develop sustainable and consistent profit in a responsible manner

Alba focuses on sound corporate governance

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), Bahrain’s flagship industrial company, owns and operates one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world, together with significant assets in operation in power generation, water desalination and calcining production. Our products are considered to be of the highest quality and are sold across the region, as well as in Europe, Asia and North America. From 2008, there have been three key events that have combined to provide the catalyst for a journey of significant change in Alba’s corporate governance.

The Dark Side of Activism

It is an understatement to say that hedge fund activism is on the rise. In truth, hedge fund activism is today on steroids. In principle, this could be a positive development, as greater managerial accountability is usually desirable. But there is also a darker side to activism, as two examples will illustrate.

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