Executive Assistant to CEO/Office Manager

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1475

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is an independent developer and power producer, focusing on renewable energy generation across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. The company was formed to capitalise on the region’s urgent need of energy diversification, energy security and its growing shift towards renewable energy technologies. They are currently working with Irwin & Dow to recruit a strategic Executive Assistant to support the CEO 1:1 and be the ‘go to’ person of this boutique and highly prestigious office.

This pivotal role is crucial in supporting the smooth running of the regional office. You will be a lateral thinker and will call upon your sound business acumen to make executive decisions in the best interest of the business, and your first-class communication skills will be utilized to the fullest as you deal with business leaders and high profile contacts. Day to day responsibilities will change on an ongoing basis and you will be involved in the business on an operational level. You must be articulate and personable with the confidence, professionalism and diplomacy to forge relationships with clients and suppliers at all levels. Your pragmatic approach will be balanced with a cheery outlook and a warm disposition.

You are a strategic resource to the CEO and the role goes beyond the transactional day to day diary and travel management, which is also complex. Additionally, you will be the overall gatekeeper, with full inbox management, corresponding on behalf of the CEO and attending meetings with him. You will coordinate Board Meetings, preparing minutes, agendas, organising venues and full catering requirements. You will assist the CEO with business planning, continuity strategies and be liaison between the other C-Suite Executives. From a personal level you will manage the family travel and assist with domestic administration on behalf of the family.

AED 20,000 to 30,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.


The role will suit a flexible, adaptable, and trustworthy individual who will embrace this multi-faceted role. There is a need for confidentiality and diplomacy in this role and our client is looking for a highly professional and experienced individual with maturity and a communication style that reflects the ethos of the business. Candidates must have a stable CV and at least ten years of experience supporting at the highest C-Suite level. Spanish linguistic skills would be considered an advantage but is not essential.

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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