The Board’s Journey through COVID-19: How Middle East Boardrooms are Adapting to New Realities

Hawkamah and Diligent conducted a survey to explore how GCC boards handled crises readiness, decision-making and communications during community lockdowns that placed a lot of organisations under stress. Key findings include:

  • 86% of boards had constant contact between their board members during the lockdown.
  • 55% received some sort of communication from shareholders related to changing investor expectations.
  • 82% of boards were also in constant contact with the executives.
  • 71% reported that the lockdown did not have any impact to board operations.


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