Company Secretarial Services

An Executive Committee, Board or Committee operate more efficiently when they have the guidance and direction of a qualified and experienced Board Secretary to manage their agenda, track open action points and implement decisions. Having access to great company secretarial services can be the difference between mediocre and exceptional execution and delivery of objectives. This important governance role can be filled by a dedicated Company Secretary or in-house Secretariat team or can be outsourced to company secretarial services professionals like us. We would more than happy to assist your named Company/Board Secretary or even advise and assist you set up your in-house Secretariat division. We also advise and assist organisations with the implementation of an entity management database and Board portal, to track entity compliance and securely transmit board papers to directors.

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the DIFC Registrar of Companies allow the appointment of a Company/Corporate Secretary and in other free zones you have to have an individual appointed as your Company Secretary and officer of the company. We can assist you with these services or provide the advice or company secretarial support required for your named Company Secretary. Many smaller businesses don’t want to employ a dedicated Company Secretarial professional as the salary and associated overheads are high. We offer outsourcing and company secretarial advisory services for all services required for the compliance of your entities and the effective support of your Boards and Committees.

Our team can also deliver training and advisory services relating to the following services:

  • Developing a corporate schedule for Board and Committee meetings;
  • Design of annual agenda items;
  • Effective minute taking;
  • Drafting Board and Shareholder resolutions;
  • Preparing for your annual general meeting to extra ordinary meetings;
  • Advice on how to build relations with the Chairman, CEO and Non-Executive Directors;
  • Board, Committee and individual Director evaluations design and planning;
  • Training on the monitoring of open action points;
  • Design and implementation of a Board resolutions register;
  • How to be an efficient and effective Company Secretary; and
  • Managing the collection and review of submissions from senior management and their teams for the Board’s review and approval.

Please contact the team for a confidential discussion on your current requirements and any issues or roadblocks you are facing. We are here to provide advice and be your strategic sounding board; as we have seen issues across many organisations and have been able to provide suggested courses of action.

 

Tania Anis - I've had the pleasure to see Robert in action on several events. His sessions are nothing short of being engaging and informative .It is always humbling to see a man with such expertise, willingly divulge his knowledge so thoroughly. Always a pleasure attending your sessions Robert. Thank you for your contributions to our successful events.

Jareen Kaur, Conference Producer-Large Scale Events, Functional at Marcus Evans Group

Robert enhanced the quality of my 5th Annual Directors’ Duties: Corporate & Family Boards conference in Dubai this year with his passion and dedication as a Speaker. He played a key role in my conference success with his excellent facilitation of the panel discussion on ‘Safeguarding Your Directorship Accountability Vs Personal Liabilities’.   Read More..

Irfan Butt, Tax Director – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Great service on projects with full understanding of the complex subject matters without losing sight of the bigger picture and what the clients intended to achieve. No hesitation in recommending and appointing him again on projects with excellent and timely delivery of projects within the agreed timetable. Read More

Anke Plock-Girmann, Director at PwC ‘Jordan’, ACE

Robert was instrumental in forming the regional translators into a centralised virtual translation team and the use of software to capture know-how to improve efficiency and quality by creating a company brand of Arabic translation. During our work Robert advised on operational matters in the new department and served in a governance role.

Amanda Line, Partner at PwC

Robert has a deep knowledge of governance and compliance issues and is an expert in all company secretarial matters. He has great communications skills and made a significant contribution to our Corporate Governance and Board Readiness training initiatives.

Steven Barlow (Chief Officer Risk, Internal Audit, Governance)

Robert is a consummate corporate governance professional who provides highly effective company secretarial and advisory services to the Board. He drives discipline and rigor into processes which significantly strengthen the maturity of the Board’s activities and decision making.He successfully works with the Board members and the Group’s senior management to ensure strategic alignment and the implementation of best practice.

Sangeetha Kaur Nair (Senior Conference Producer at Marcus Evans)

I have worked closely with Robert on several events and it has always been a great pleasure. He was a remarkable chairperson at the recent 9th Annual Board Secretary Conference in Dubai, as he took charge and was excellent with engaging the delegates throughout the session. Robert’s knowledge on corporate governance is just excellent and he has a very positive attitude toward always willing to share and learn for future improvement… Thank you Robert for being a great leader and someone so easy to work with.

Farhana Majid, Director, Financial Services Transformation

Robert and I worked very closely on two high profile reviews for a sovereign wealth fund and a diversified investment company in the Middle East region.

He quickly built rapport with the client as the Legal subject matter expert on both the projects and engaged in thought provoking discussions around best in class corporate governance, compliance frameworks, legal department’s strategic remit as enablers for the business to move forward and policies and procedures review. Read More

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