Executive Assistant to the Chairman's Office (Bilingual Arabic/English)

Irwin & Dow


Ref: NP447-1530

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are seeking a highly experienced bilingual (Arabic /English) Executive Assistant to assist with streamlining the workload of this very well-respected individual. This is a diversified and established entity which prides itself on staff retention and employee growth. This position sits in the Chairman’s office and manages all aspects of his corporate life, working closely with other members of his office to ensure smooth transitions between the working and private diaries of this busy individual.

The Chairman has a demanding schedule and a heavy workload and needs an Executive Assistant who is comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment that demands not only excellent problem-solving skills but also a high level of organizational as well as strong communication skills.

Essential functions of the role will be the coordination of internal and external business affairs, including arranging appointments and all relevant paperwork and logistics, managing his calendar and interacting with both internal and external executives and their relevant offices to coordinate a variety of meetings. He is a member of various Boards and meetings need to be carefully arranged, with all research and agenda managed accordingly so he is fully briefed and prepared.

Drafting, editing and proofreading letters, emails and other documents such as biographies, and speeches will be required. There will be considerable internal stakeholder engagement and the role will be very much the gatekeeper to the Chairman’s Office. Prioritization and understanding the hierarchy of the organization will be key.


We are seeking degree educated candidates, with at seven years of senior level C-Suite (President/ CEO / Chairman) support experience within the region. Culturally and politically aware, candidates must be completely bilingual in Arabic and English (both spoken and written). Our client is looking for stability, longevity and demonstrated commitment to those they have supported previously.

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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