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Chief Operating Officer - Investment Group - United Arab Emirates

Christopher Murray Recruitment
United Arab Emirates (AE)
Excellent salary plus other benefits
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

Are you a strategic leader with extensive business growth experience?

Do you excel in portfolio & multi division management?

Are you able to manage complex global operations and multiple subsidiaries?

Do you have a strong and proven track record in investment management and turn around strategy - ideally within the agri food sector?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to further shape and develop an established but fast growing portfolio of businesses and brands within agriculture and food production?


Our client - a respected and exciting UAE based investment company is seeking a highly skilled, highly motivated and highly experienced individual to join their senior executive team as Chief Operating Officer. The well resourced company, founded in 2019, has seen exceptional but sustainable and profitable growth in its portfolio and has multiple brands, businesses and interests across the Middle East, Africa and Asia - all within the agri food sector and across multiple disciplines of agriculture. With a core set of values and strong vision, the business aims to be at the leading edge of food production through utilising technology, having exceptional management at all levels and by being agile and adaptable to the demands of a global market.

As COO you will be responsible for the providing strategic leadership, driving business growth, and ensuring the overall success of the company by overseeing investment strategies, manage relationships with key stakeholders, and contributing to the sustainable development of the overall portfolio. Your core responsibilities would include, but are not limited to, the following:

Exceptional strategic vision and leadership

Excellent financial and investment management

Stake holder engagement and corporate governance

Operational excellence  and innovation

Regulatory compliance

Human capital & talent acquisition

Along with other core responsibilities


The successful candidate will have a proven track record of senior executive posts in investment/finance and ideally within the agri food sector. You will understand and have experience in managing complex, multi layered, interlinking sub divisions and brands across multiple countries and territories. You will have a true global outlook, able to thrive on both a business and personal level in differing and diverse cultures, both in the developed and the developing world and  you will identify and recognise the opportunities and the challenges that arise. A strong understanding of global markets, inspiring leadership qualities, exceptional communication and reporting skills and the ever present desire to drive efficiencies, seize opportunities and maximise returns are a must.


The role is based in Abu Dhabi and will require occasional travel throughout the region and to countries and territories where the client operates.


In return for your efforts, an excellent remuneration package, reflective of the role, is on offer alongside accommodation and other ex patriot benefits.


This is a rare and exciting position offering the opportunity to be a driving force in a dynamic and rapidly expanding investment business with the goal of providing the upmost returns, but through the core vision of providing sustainable and affordable food production for an increasing global population.



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