Dubai: The Pearl Initiative announced the appointment of Ranya Saadawi as its new Executive Director. Saadawi will be spearheading the implementation of PI Vision 2025, the organisation’s updated strategy, working with key stakeholders to ensure the Pearl Initiative’s diverse programme offerings effectively address gaps in the corporate governance ecosystem across the Gulf region.
Commenting on the appointment, Badr Jafar, Founder of the Pearl Initiative said: “Over the past 10 years, the Pearl Initiative has been a leading player in helping to champion good corporate governance practices across the Gulf region. Reflecting on the organisation’s journey to-date, we have updated our strategy, marking a renewed pledge to continue to advance the business case for strong corporate governance practices in the region.”
Ranya Saadawi added: “I am excited to lead the Pearl Initiative in executing this ambitious strategic vision. PI Vision 2025 builds on the Pearl Initiative’s work over the past decade and provides a blueprint and actionable plan on how to expand and adapt our offerings to ensure we are delivering relevant, timely and impactful programmes that meet the needs of our partners and stakeholders”. Current programmes run by the Pearl Initiative include Anti-Corruption Best Practices, Diversity in Business Leadership, Governance in MSMEs, Governance in Family Firms, The Business Pledge, and Governance in Philanthropy.