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Senior Associate -ARABIC - Dubai ,UAE role !

Senior Associate - New Ventures

• Supports the development of a pipeline of potential startup opportunities in line with the CE Ventures strategy
• Supports the development, management and required coordination of various start-up and growth projects and portfolio companies
• Builds professional relationships with management teams and strategic partners to support the portfolio companies’ objectives and growth plans

Startup Opportunities
1. Engages with the management and leadership of small and medium-sized corporate enterprises in addition to relevant government officials/entities throughout the MENA region to generate a pipeline of start-up opportunities for CE Ventures
2. Identifies and evaluates potential start-up opportunities using a range of strategic, financial and operational tools. Presents findings to various CE decision-making committees in the form of thorough Business Plans (Investment Committee and Board)
3. Engages with 3rd-party advisory firms if and when needed for building business plans and developing products/ services for new ventures
Ventures Portfolio
1. Works closely with management teams of portfolio companies to manage performance, including providing quarterly/annual updates and business plans, leverage internal resources to support growth
2. Assists in origination and new business development for existing portfolio companies and provides hands-on support to portfolio companies whenever required
3. Ensures that CE’s interests are fully and effectively represented across the portfolio of companies, through intensive and frequent oversight and involvement as appropriate
Coordination with the wider Crescent Group Businesses
1. Communicates effectively with internal stakeholders and external parties (professional advisory firms in finance, strategy, accounting and others) to encourage the continued evolution of the CE brand.
2. Builds mutually-productive relationships with a range of external advisory firms
Reporting and Communication
1. Reports to the VP of New Ventures on all issues relating to existing and potential business start-ups
2. Exhibits and maintains excellent working relationships with all Crescent staff
Continuous Development of Position
1. Conducts regular research and studies to enhance industry knowledge by attending work related conferences particularly within the start-up space

• Bachelor's degree in Finance and/or Economics, or Engineering/Sciences degree with an MBA
• Preferred MBA from a globally-recognised university

• Regional work experience and knowledge
• English and Arabic languages
• Western education and some western work experience

• Minimum of 5 to 7 years of professional experience
• Preferred experience within a multinational consultancy firm for at least 2 years

Salary: AED 30K - AED 35K
• Tickets - Economy class to point of origin for SS+3 dependent children
• Education- AED 40K per child per Annum
• Medical Insurance for Family
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