9.30 AM to 12.00 PM

Whistleblowing: A pillar of sound corporate governance


09:30 - 10:00

Registration: Coffee & Tea

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Yasmine Omari
, Head of Programmes, the Pearl Initiative

10:10 –11:05

Panel Discussion
The panelists will discuss the following issues in relation to whistleblowing:

  • What are the factors that lead to a low level of employee reporting?
  • How to introduce a successful whistleblowing program?
  • What is the Impact of a whistleblower program on internal compliance systems?
  • How to use and consider information provided by whistleblowers?
  • Whistleblowing programs as part of the solution to fraud

Panelists will share the experience of real-life case studies with respect to successful and less successful whistleblowing programs and share the fundamentals of whistleblowing with the audience.  

The session will include a discussion on broader whistleblowing topics and will welcome input from the panelists based on their experience of enhancing integrity and accountability in the private sector.

11:05 -11:30

Audience Q & A

11:30 – 11:45

Conclusions & closing remarks


Coffee and Networking

Add to Calendar 2019-01-29 09:30:00 2019-01-29 12:00:00 Asia/Dubai Whistle Blowing: A Pillar of Sound Corporate Governance Whistleblowing and corporate governance are closely linked; in an open and transparent corporate environment where policies on wrongdoing and whistleblowing are made clear, it is much easier to detect malpractice early, put right any wrongs and avoid a scandal that could be disastrous for a business.   Whistleblowing is an essential element for safeguarding interest and for promoting a culture of internal accountability and integrity within organisations. This being said, there are several barriers to a successful whistle-blowing programme, such as the protection of the rights of the whistleblower within an organisation, as well as potential retaliation from fellow employees and potentially illegal disclosure. The purpose of this event is to provide an introduction into whistleblowing policies as implemented in the Gulf Region and shed light on effective whistleblowing policies while sharing real case studies of whistleblowing procedures. Furthermore, the panel will highlight the areas whistleblowing policies should be focused on discussing best practice and why effective management of whistleblowing is crucial to organisations. The event will provide an opportunity for delegates to reflect on current processes and improve on them. For more details, visit http://events.pearlinitiative.org/event/agenda/89 Nasreen Meeting Room, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, UAE