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Chief Executive Officer

About the role

Our Client:

Emirates Business Group (EBG) was established in 2001 with a focus on key emerging sectors and to seek global opportunities that generate positive results for the local economy, environment and society.

After years of success in various business activities, EBG is now self-assured to take its business model and partnership to a whole new level. EBG is set out to position itself as a facilitator for innovative opportunities to attract potential partners that offer a unique value proposition for our customers. With this new strategic direction, EBG seeks to achieve an exclusive niche in the markets it serves.

Today, EBG is one of the leading holding companies in the UAE with businesses across a broad spectrum of industries including but not limited to agriculture, industry, real estate, hospitality, and health care. With a workforce of over 18,000 employees across the Middle East, EBG relentlessly strives to continue strengthening and diversifying its portfolio, to further drive shareholder value creation and promote economic growth.

Background to the Appointment:

 The Emirates Business Group have identified the need to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to develop and implement strategic plans and policies, as established by the Board of Directors, and to manage the corporation at the highest level.

In addition to leading the strategic development of subsidiary companies, the appointee will be responsible for the overall direction and monitoring of subsidiary operations related to sales, marketing, purchasing, quality control, quality assurance, production, resource utilisation and maintenance in conjunction with the Subsidiaries General Managers.

This role will report to the Managing Director and will be based in Abu Dhabi.

Core role objectives are; support the Managing Director in developing, executing and managing the corporate business plan with a particular emphasis on operational performance and company growth; establish systems to monitor subsidiaries performance; assist in the identification and assessing the viability of new ventures and subsidiary expansion.

Candidate Profile:

Candidates for this role will be established leaders ideally with a business background in a variety of relevant sectors. Expertise in strategic growth both organically and via acquisition, business development, and supply chain optimisation is desired. Candidates will likely possess a minimum 20 years of professional experience with at least 8 years in a similar position. Excellent interpersonal, communication and reporting skills are essential, as is an analytical and problem-solving approach supported by outstanding planning, organisation, prioritisation and decision-making skills. A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (preferably Industrial Engineering or equivalent) and MBA is preferred with excellent command of both English & Arabic essential.

For further information please contact Violette Mercuzot on 01224 317344 or by email