Executive Assistant to CEO (Male, Arabic)

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1317

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Executive Assistant to CEO (Male, Arabic speaking candidates)

This really is the role for a career committed individual, who has the professionalism and gravitas to advise and assist their boss, strategically and operationally. The position requires the ability and willingness to travel and work outside traditional office hours and to represent the CEO at the highest levels.

This role supports a C-Suite executive at the top of their career. A very busy individual managing a global team across many territories and time zones, as the EA you need to remain one step ahead and be proactive, managing a heavy and complex diary and travel schedule and ensuring full briefing before every meeting. You will work closely with other team members, strategic partners and key stakeholders on CEO related tasks and projects and have full awareness of international operations. You will attend meetings and events at key destinations with the CEO and proactively manage time using your expert judgement.

There is a very strong administrative element to the role, including writing briefs and speeches, creating complex presentations and managing internal and external communication, as well as tracking and submitting all financial reimbursements. Additionally, research, analysis and project management play a large part in the role, as you will be required to participate in organization-wide projects that require additional support in collection and assimilation of data, feasibility analysis support and you will attend operational, project and program-related meetings, to capture information and ensure appropriate follow through.

As well as the corporate operational responsibility, the position also encompasses managing some private administration; supporting family affairs globally, whether it is arranging travel for the children, purchasing a new car or handling personal investments.


Candidates will be able to demonstrate experience in performing critical support roles for C-Suite in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. A strong commitment to delivering excellence and understanding the importance of anticipating and proactively supporting the CEO’s needs is required. Candidates will speak native Arabic but must be completely fluent in spoken and written English and hold a Bachelors degree from a recognized institution.

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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