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The GCC Board Gender Index Report 2024

The new GCC Board Gender Index Report 2024 reveals that women hold 5.2 percent of all listed company board seats in the GCC.

The report, released by Aurora50 and Heriot-Watt University, is the only authoritative, cross-GCC report of its kind. It represents the first time that a comprehensive data set has been published collating information from across the GCC.

Women hold 10.8% of UAE board seats

A total of 752 companies are listed in the six GCC countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Country-wise, the percentage of board positions held by women at publicly listed companies across the GCC is as follows:

• UAE: 10.8% (133 of 1,231 seats)

• Oman: 5.8% (45 of 783 seats)

• Bahrain: 5.5% (20 of 363 seats)

• Kuwait: 5.0% (48 of 963 seats)

• Saudi Arabia: 2.0% (36 of 1,811 seats)

• Qatar: 1.8% (8 of 440 seats)

Of the 168 companies listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and Dubai Financial Market (DFM), 133 out of 1,231 (10.8%) of board seats are held by women.

Read the full report below.

The GCC Board Gender Index 2024
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