Executive Assistant to CEO

Irwin & Dow

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: NP447-1539

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

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.

About the Company

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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AED 8,000

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