Bilingual EA to CEO

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1397

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

A fluent Arabic speaker with exceptionally strong English language communication skills is required to support a CEO on a 1:1 basis. With an office based in Dubai with a headcount of 100+ and additional global offices, this vacancy is the first time the CEO has had a dedicated Executive Assistant and it is required urgently due to his ever-increasing workload and travel itinerary.

Based in Dubai you will be joining a fintech organisation involved in the most current crypto and fore-ex sales and technology trends. The CEO is a fast paced and highly motivated individual and you will therefore be required to keep the pace and anticipate his every need on a 24/7 basis. There is a complex and detailed calendar and travel schedule to manage and it is expected that the Executive Assistant will take on this workload and hectic schedule to ensure the CEO is organised, prepared and able to maximise his time to concentrate his efforts fully on the business. You will also free up his day by organising his personal schedule with 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 both the Arabic and English languages 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 handled in a highly professional manner at all times, acting as a representative of both the CEO and the organisation as a whole.


The most suitable Executive Assistant will be accustomed to a 24/7 environment and communication through WhatsApp to maximise their time. You will be highly proactive and able to be a step ahead constantly. It is essential that you are a fluent Arabic speaker for this position as there are several documents and meetings performed in Arabic that you will be privy to. It therefore requires a discreet and highly confidential Bilingual Executive Assistant with a minimum of 5 years’ experience supporting those at a C-suite level.

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.

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AED 11,500

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