Apr 22, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Morning Briefing on Is Your Company Failing? Learn How to Turn it Around with Universal Strategy
AmCham Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
The global economy is undergoing rapid changes and many businesses are struggling to forecast these changes. A company’s ability to adapt is what can make or break it. Are you a business owner that would like to learn tools on how to best navigate economic trends? Join AmCham Abu Dhabi for an insightful morning briefing with Dr. Sabah al-Binali, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Strategy.

Most of the business models of UAE companies are not sustainable in the new economy. As the new economic reality is faced, companies will need to be restructured, turned around, transitioned and transformed to be able to survive the short-term challenge of economic change and to position themselves to prosper in the future. Dr. al-Binali will discuss his experience on how shareholders and boards are managing this transition and what you can learn from the mistakes and success stories of others.

Discussion topics:

  • Management failures: Fear of restructuring, fear of downsizing, over pleasing leading to bloating
  • Understand why actual results repeatedly underperform target results
  • Breaking the death spiral of a company
  • Board failures: Not holding management accountable, failure to identify and measure key performance indicators, confusing trust in the person with trust in the system, inability in making decisions under uncertainty
  • Shareholder failures: Not holding the board accountable, confusing trust in integrity with trust in competence
Who should attend?
  • Executives who would like to learn how to transition a company from a weak to a strong position


About Dr. Sabah al-Binali, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Strategy:

Dr. Sabah Hamad al-Sabah al-Binali is CEO of Universal Strategy and an active investor and entrepreneurial leader, with a track record of financing, building and growing companies in the MENA region. As CEO, he works closely with his clients to transition and transform their companies to meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities of the future. Previously, Dr. al-Binali has served as the Chief Investment Officer and CEO of Credit of SHUAA Capital, Chairman of SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia, Vice Chairman of Gulf Finance Co., Chairman of Gulf Installments Co., Chairman of Zawya, founding CEO and CIO of Saffar Capital and Head of the Treasury and Investment Division at Union National Bank as well as Director of the Board at Visa International CEMA Region. Dr. al-Binali received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and a B.S.E from Princeton University. For full bio, click here.


Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue:  AmCham Abu Dhabi, UAE. For location, click here.
Cost: FREE for AmCham Abu Dhabi Members, AED 100 + VAT for Non-Members.

No later than noon, Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Please note that space is limited.

Price is subject to a Value Added Tax (VAT) rate of 5%

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be in writing to admin@amchamabudhabi.org two business days prior to an event.