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Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted: Oct 31, 2023
Business Unit: Financial Services Improvement (FSI):
This role sits within the FSI team at Alvarez and Marsal in Duabi. Our FSI practice provides assistance to financial institutions which are seeking organic or inorganic growth opportunities, requires restructuring or is seeking to conduct strategic reviews. Working directly with our client’s management, A&M's involvement reassures all stakeholders that the company is taking important steps to address its problems and to maximise value.
We work with clients across the FS including; on Banks, Private Equity investors, Regulatory authorities, Insurers, wealth and asset managers and other specialised FS firms.
A&M’s FSI professionals work on some of the world’s most high-profile cases in a rapidly transforming financial services landscape, striving for game-changing solutions that provide impactful long-term change. Our global team is comprised of seasoned financial services executives from diverse backgrounds, former senior industry executives, financial institution regulators and highly skilled consultants.
Purpose of the role:
An opportunity exists for a Banking and Payments experienced professional (Director or Senior Director level) based in our Dubai office. Entrenched in the challenges that the Banking and Payments sector faces in today’s challenging market conditions, the successful hire will be experienced in designing solutions, conducting strategic reviews or business diagnostics, executing change delivery and solutions that address businesses critical issues.
The successful appointee will work with our existing team and build the profile and reputation of the Firm in the Performance Improvement (PI) with a route to market directly into Financial Services across the Middle East region. Building on the success of the A&M brand, the successful candidate will bring unrivalled experience from both operational and advisory roles in the Financial Services sector.
The preferred candidate will support the development and execution of the A&M PI strategy for key clients and distinctive go-to-market propositions. They will reflect the operational distinctiveness that is A&M; a business savvy, solution focused business entrepreneur determined to make a difference and not afraid to challenge the status-quo.
Requirements for this position:
The preferred candidate for this appointment will be an action-oriented self-starter with entrepreneurial flair. He/she will be comfortable working independently as well as part of a high performing team. Critically, they will bring a network of contacts with a successful track-record of successfully executing complex PI projects.
Specifically, the successful candidate will have:
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. A&M’s leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. Our restructuring heritage sharpens our ability to act decisively. Clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our objectivity.
Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.
With over 6000 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what’s really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth.
A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.
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