Personal Assistant to CEO

Irwin & Dow


Ref: NP447-1599

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

A superb opportunity has arisen to support this dynamic CEO on a 1:1 basis offering full executive office support and also private support to his family. The company is a global leader in delivering sustainable food production and operates on a global scale, working with governments, industry leaders and grass roots farmers. The CEO is highly active and has highly complex diary and travel demands, often with last minute and challenging changes. As his ‘right hand’ you will be adept at identifying potential conflicts before they happen and use your initiative to ensure his life and that of his family is as seamless and smooth as possible and that his personal and professional diaries are synchronised.

There will be considerable liaison between other C-suite management executives who sit in a vast array of countries, hence multi time zone organisation of Executive Committee and Board meetings. Additionally, there will be international events, conferences and seminars to organise and on occasion there will be travel required to assist with the logistics of these. Full briefing notes prior to meetings will be expected and candidates should have a strong creative flair, presenting and delivering advanced PowerPoint presentations and reports when required.

The CEO and his family have multiple properties and investments globally, with the Personal Assistant having full access to highly confidential information. Discretion and diplomacy are a must and there will be considerable liaison with personal bankers and lawyers, as well as oversight of household staff globally.


This role specially requires a native English speaker, due to the volume of correspondence that the CEO manages, with the ability to speak fluent German an added advantage. We are specifically seeking a candidate who has at least five years’ experience supporting across both the personal and executive support space, in the UAE.

As a prospective candidate, you will be able to demonstrate strong regional knowledge, cultural sensitivity, and an understanding of the political landscape of the region. You will be used to managing high profile relationships and be a strong ambassador for the organisation.

A warm personality and the ability to adapt and show flexibility is also especially important.

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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