Executive Assistant to CEO Job – Irwin & Dow Abu Dhabi

A superb opportunity has arisen for our for our international asset management client based in Abu Dhabi’s financial heartland, ADGM. We are seeking a mature, highly experienced EA with a strong background in private / investment banking and /or private equity and who has supported at the C-Suite level for at least five years. Excellent organisational and operational are required to support this highly visible and very busy CEO who travels extensively. Based in the prestigious offices in ADGM, you will be a highly motivated individual who can ensure a fluid and seamless day to day for the CEO. Due to the amount of travel involved, you will need to preempt conflict and communicate effectively at a very senior level with stakeholders across the business. There is a complex and detailed calendar, both personal and professional, across several different countries. The CEO liaises with UHNW and institutional clients directly, hence, you will be engaging with senior business leaders and their EAs daily. You will prepare all research, presentations and relevant documentation for all meetings in order to maximize his time to concentrate his efforts fully on the business. This will also include elements of personal schedule, booking medical appointments, social events and dinners, family time and vacations and you will also interact with family members to assist with this.

There is a great deal of document management with this role, and it requires an exceptional eye for detail in English to manage and review contracts, banking documents and highly confidential agreements. The organisation represents a large volume of UHNWI clients, and they often attend the office for meetings. As the Executive Assistant to the CEO, you will be adept in hosting such individuals and ensuring they are always handled in a highly professional manner, acting as a representative of both the CEO and the organisation as a whole. You will need to be based in Abu Dhabi and this will be an office-based role.

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About the company
Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors. Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region. Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy. Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

Work Level
Experienced, Manager / Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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