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Executive Assistant to General Counsel & Board

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP447-1247

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are seeking an experienced EA to support the General Counsel on a 1:1 basis and provide full executive administration to the Board of this prestigious organisation. The position will assist and be liaison between the legal team and the Board Secretary. The role assists with all the secretariat functions, including the preparation of Board and Committee papers, agendas, minutes and manages all the Board logistics.

There will be considerable legal documentation and drafting for and on behalf of the General Counsel and coordination with the legal and finance teams on the preparation of the company’s annual report. The role requires significant attention to detail and direct management reporting. There will be direct communication with the Board on all administrative matters, schedules, and travel arrangements of all Board members.


Our client is specifically seeking candidates who possess a Board secretarial qualification and a degree in business administration would be advantageous. A minimum of six years in a similar role in a MNC or Finance environment is required, and applicants must be able to demonstrate an excellent command of spoken and written English. Excellent IT skills and the ability to learn, develop and implement complex procedures, manage databases and hard and soft copy knowledge filing is also required.

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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