Experience and training
The Nomination and Governance Committee believes it is important for all Directors to have significant international experience at an executive level, a challenging yet consensual style, and independence of mind. The Committee regularly considers where there may be gaps in fulfilling the specific and in-depth experiences that the Board requires as a group, which focuses on the following areas:
- Business environment in both the US and the Middle East and North Africa
- Pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution
- Development of new generic pharmaceutical capabilities
- Listing regulation and governance
The Company supports directors in their continued development. As the Directors are highly experienced, their training needs to be either ensuring awareness of changes in the business, political and regulatory environment, or bespoke training and mentoring on a particular area for development. Therefore, the Company financially supports specific training requests and ensures that directors are briefed by internal and external advisers on a regular basis.
Board members frequently visit the business units and meet management teams to fully understand and advise on the important issues facing the Group. In previous years, Non-Executive Directors visited facilities in Jordan, Portugal and the US. The Executive Directors and Ali Al-Husry have extensive experience of Hikma from its earliest days to today. The Directors maintain regular contact with senior management and the Company Secretary ensures that Directors are kept up to date with major developments in the Group’s business.