Executive & Personal Assistant

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Employment: Full Time

We are seeking an experienced business support professional to join the Chairman’s Executive Office of this highly diversified group of companies in the UAE. Based in Dubai, you will work as part of a strategic team in the Chairman’s Office providing a full spectrum of senior level corporate and private, seamless support to the Chairman and manage extensive stakeholder engagement across all business units. Your role will include producing complex documents and presentations in preparation for board meetings and executive committee meetings; you will be at the forefront of all communication, drafting memo’s, contracts, and briefs, taking on research projects and building strong relationships both externally and internally across all management levels.

Additionally, there is a significant element of personal and private support required both to the Chairman and the extended family. This will include assisting with personal households, including staff management and private events, as well as managing all supplier contracts, family travel and holidays, personal shopping, and full family coordination across different time zones. This is not a traditional EA role, but more of a strategic support role, working with a close-knit team who ensure that the Chairman’s life, across both the business and personal spectrum runs smoothly and efficiently, ensuring he can be as productive as possible.

The successful applicant will be intuitive and be able manage confidential ad hoc matters as and when they arise. The position requires the candidate to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in completing assignments, managing diary and meeting requests and working to pressurised deadlines.

A proven track record of supporting C-Level Executives with large projects is required, coupled with a consistent career history which has shown loyalty to previous employers.

Our client offers a highly stable working environment and has a very strong reputation for staff development and longevity.


Irwin & Dow was established in 2013 to provide clients with a unique and highly personalised recruitment service, providing the very top calibre of candidates across the business support and secretarial function.

We provide a refreshing approach, working in close partnership with clients and candidates across diverse industry sectors; large MNC’s, government & semi -government entities, SME’s, local businesses and in the start-up and UHNWI support framework.

Great people equal great success: all our candidates are interviewed personally by a member of the team, and we develop longstanding and in-depth relationships with our clients, understanding their corporate culture and goals to ensure a successful outcome for both parties.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount, and we are pleased to be a partner of choice for clients and candidates.

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