Our client is a leading investment firm in the UAE that owns stakes in various companies and manages a globally diversified portfolio. We are looking for a Strategy Planning and PMO lead that will be responsible for managing strategy execution.

The role :

• Manage PMO function to drive strategy execution
• Manage day-to-day strategy execution and drive PMO activities to ensure realization
• Make day-to-day program-level decisions and coordinate governance process
• Maintain integrated view of all initiatives and oversee tracking of progress
• Resolve PMO issues and highlight progress and issues for management
• Provide input to optimize overall investment portfolio
• Review portfolio to identify synergies within the portfolios
• Identify areas where investment portfolio is overweight or underweight, and help design strategies to change, mitigate or exploit these positions
• Provide input into overall asset allocation (ensure in line with Strategic Direction)
• Perform any other tasks as required by CEO
• Support investment teams on sector-specific strategies
• Provide input to sector strategies as related to overall attractive investable theme

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in in finance, economics or business preferred
MBA / Master’s degree in economics preferred
Minimum 7 years of experience in a Strategy role in the asset management, private equity or institutional investment space; or senior position in top international management consulting
Extensive experience in team management and driving through significant change
Experience in identifying cutting edge opportunities and driving innovation from idea to reality