Location   United Arab Emirates
Sector   Financial Services
Job Type   Full Time
Date   31/10/2015
Job Ref No   3469

Company Profile

Our client is a large alternative investment firm with significant investments Capital Markets, Private Equity, Real Estate and Hospitality in the UAE, GCC and MENA region as well as in developed and emerging markets.

Job Description

  • Protect and enhance shareholders equity and net worth.
  • Represent the Private Equity Portfolio companies in the capacity as a Board Member, Executive Committee Member and Member of the Advisory Board.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to the group and portfolio companies’ finance team as well as provide extensive support to the group CEO & leadership team across functions.
  • Develop and execute investment and disinvestment (exit) strategies to optimize investment and capital/asset allocation: formulation and execution of a consolidated strategy for the group in coordination with the leadership team. The strategy included integrating the growth strategies for the individual portfolio companies and group investments as well as rebalancing of the existing asset and capital allocation including divestures and exit plans for non-performing assets.
  • Monitor the actual performance of the portfolio companies/investments against the annual budgets/KPIs and ensure delivery of the forecasts through active participation and guidance.
  • Develop cash flow and liquidity forecasts for the portfolio companies and projects. Monitor the dynamics of the liquidity positions against forecasts. Execute re-budgeting in the cases of significant variances of actual compared to the initial forecasts
  • Develop and implement company’s strategic, operational and financial KPIs. Monitor achievement of key strategic targets and performance of the portfolio companies.

Candidate Profile

Candidates should have 18 to 22 years post quaifications experience of which the last 5 should have been heading the finance function. Experience in a key finance role in private equity, real estate development, asset management or a combination of these sectors would be highly desirable.