Senior Investment Professional, Sovereign Holding Company, Dubai

Mandate Status: 
Active
Mandate Code: 
DID007/3/1
- A Sovereign holding company is looking to add a Senior Investment Professional to their Dubai office
- The client has a series of real estate, consumer & retail assets with both GCC and international exposure

Requirements: 

  • 12+ years of experience from a leading private equity fund or in a direct investment-focused position
  • Extensive experience leading investments, ideally in real estate, with a demonstrable track record
  • Insightful and commercial understanding of the investment process from pipeline building to portfolio management
  • Able to build a strong network within the local business community. Takes the initiative to develop these relationships for the benefit of the group
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with organizing, planning and prioritizing skills
  • Prior exposure to Emerging Markets is preferable
  • Fluency in Arabic would be advantageous

Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as a key resource on the Investments team regarding direct investment opportunities
  • Identify and screen new investment opportunities in the MENA region and build a pipeline of prospective target companies
  • Oversee preparation of screening and investment committee materials
  • Lead all aspects of the transaction process, working with entrepreneurs, management, and advisors to negotiate and close investments
  • Management of the portfolio including identifying new opportunities and ensuring risks are known and managed, and act as member or observer of the Board of Directors of existing portfolio companies
  • Utilise strong leadership skills to manage and develop junior team members

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