Chief Investment Officer, Retail & Hospitality Corporate, Riyadh

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- A Saudi Corporate with a focus on Retail and Hospitality is looking to add a Chief Investment Officer to lead their team in Riyadh


  • 15+ years of experience in a private equity or direct investment function
  • Exemplary track record in all aspects of direct investments, from deal flow to execution and portfolio management
  • Ability to demonstrate solid track record in working efficiently, both independently and as an integrated part of a small team
  • Polished and effective presentation skills with the ability to articulately communicate strategy
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or related field, MBA or CFA designation preferable but not essential
  • Fluency in Arabic is mandatory


  • Build and lead implementation of group investment strategy working closely with principals and board members
  • Lead initiatives to identify, review, evaluate and conduct due diligence on new investment opportunities in the MENA region
  • Oversee preparation of screening and investment committee materials
  • Lead or participate in the negotiation and development of legal documentation for prospective investments
  • Monitor the financial and operating performance of existing investments, and act as member or observer of the Board of Directors of existing group companies
  • Communicate internally with other teams to report on group companies to principals and investment committee
  • Build, manage and develop team of investment management professionals


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