Legal and Compliance Director

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-5522

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

My client is seeking a confident legal and compliance professional who can comfortably lead these two functions and advise the board on strategic business direction.

Client Details

• A massive trading and manufacturing company in the agricultural business. With plants and facilities in MENA and a global export footprint.


• Legal - generalist functions related to contracts, corporate, JV agreements etc
• Compliance - ability to mitigate risks, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, supporting management and board in interpreting regulations, and implementation of compliance systems

Job Offer

• Work for a leader in the field and a stable organization
• Base yourself in Abu Dhabi a city with exponential economic growth
• Earn an attractive expat salary with top family status benefits


Candidates who apply should meet all of the below criteria

• Qualified Lawyer with 10 - 15 years' experience
• Extensive experience in compliance and willingness to dedicate a good amount of time to this function
• Industry experience ideally trading/manufacturing/chemicals/FMCG
• Multinational corporation experience preferred
• Language: bilingual a must. Either English and Arabic OR English and French. Trilingual would be advantageous.
• Candidates will ideally already be in the UAE but can consider candidates in international markets who are willing to relocate

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world’s leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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