Head of Investments - UAE National

Role Purpose

To implement MZA’s investment strategy through identifying new investments, exits and management of current portfolio. To support the senior management team in managing partner incentive portfolio and identifying and securing new market opportunities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain global network (e.g. Silicon Valley funds) to identify and implement opportunities to bring global capital into Abu Dhabi
  • Work with strategy team to identify key market trends to inform overall investment strategy
  • Identify new strategic partnership opportunities in target sectors in line with MZA strategy
  • Develop deal incentive structures that meet both MZA objectives and deliver sustainable businesses into media zone
  • Keep Director and SMT informed of development of strategic partnership opportunities.  Execute and conclude deal in line with SMT and Board guidance
  • With Director act as principle negotiator in key partner deals.
  • Work with Executive Directors & management team across the business in delivering a group wide solution for these deals (e.g. use of intaj facilities, office space or access to logistical facilities)
  • Conduct and present analysis on existing and new strategic partner deals
  • Formulate MZA investment strategy in line with overall MZA objectives
  • Manage existing investment portfolio as MZA Board representative of current portfolio
  • Manage Investment committee meetings through setting agenda, preparing papers and meeting minutes  
  • Support business development efforts of business units (e.g. training academy growth)
  • Identify and evaluate new investment opportunities to include business plan, deal structuring, due diligence, valuation and commitment to Abu Dhabi
  • Execute new investments in line with Investment Committee guidance
  • Manage the exit of existing investments in line with Investment Committee guidance

Education, Experience & Skills

  • Expert knowledge in the field of Investments, deal structuring, business planning and corporate finance
  • Advanced level Proficiency in Microsoft office tools for analytics and communication – Excel, Powerpoint, Word
  • 7 – 10 years’ experience in Investment/Private Equity
  • Active in the MENA region with a strong network developed
  • Track record of identifying, executing and successfully managing investments required
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant (Business) field is required. 
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