Dubai: Pearl Initiative, a non-profit organisation promoting a corporate culture of accountability and transparency as a key driver of competitiveness across the region - has announced the appointment of Carla Koffel as its new Executive Director. In her new role, Koffel will be responsible for taking forward the organisation’s existing programmes such as corporate governance in family firms, anti-corruption and transparency, diversity in business leadership and ethics programmes in Gulf universities, as well as to drive new agendas including corporate governance in SMEs and non-profit organisations, the body said in a statement on Sunday.