Director - Asset Management



Abu Dhabi

Banking & Financial Services

Mark Williams is presently working with a UAE Government entity on an exciting mandate to hire a Director of Asset Management for their Financial Services sector.

Reporting into the Chief Investment Officer, the job holder is accountable to monitor the financial and operational performance of the portfolio companies via assessing the entities’ KPIs, balancing and de-risking the portfolio of investments.


- Provide inputs for the development of the strategy of the function
- Measure performance against set targets for the portfolio of companies and provide guidance for the achievement of targets
- Ensure continuous improvement of internal procedures and methods of work of the sub-function
- Oversee the development of a framework with related tools to track, evaluate, analyze, optimize and report the performance of the portfolio companies
- Direct the development of Investment/Portfolio Management KPIs
- Oversee the performance (financial and operational) of portfolio companies and track progress against defined value creation plans
- Review identified potential risks with regard to respective portfolio balance to CIO
- Participate in all investment-related committees and meetings
- Act as the focal point between the portfolio companies' BoD and the CIO
- Discuss the portfolio companies' performance, progress, and identified risks with the respective BoD and agree on an action plan to enhance and optimize the company’s performance
- Define goals & key performance indicators for direct reportees and ensure effective implementation of the performance management process


- 13+ years of experience doing portfolio management within the relevant sector
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting/finance or economics
- Master’s degree in business administration/accounting/finance or economics
- CFA certification or equivalent

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