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Executive Director - Strategy & Policy

Strategy, Change & Consulting

Location: Dubai
Date Posted: May 15th 2017

The Company

Mackenzie Jones Middle East are seeking an Executive Director - Strategy & Policy for a high profile entity within the Government of Dubai.  As Dubai moves towards the implementation of a number of ambitious initiatives, the Executive Director - Strategy & Policy will play a critical role in providing direction and platform for the growth of various creative industries.

By providing an inclusive framework which brings together the government, private sector, citizens, and international partners in order to achieve its objectives this role is critical to the development of today’s knowledge-based economy.

The Role

This role will report into the Chief Strategy Officer, and will be responsible for:

  • Strategy and Policy development to support various departments, and ensure that there is cohesion between departments\' individual strategies
  • Monitoring financial performance of the different industry sectors, and budgeting for development funds accordingly
  • Identifying areas of improvement/concern using financial and non-financial data
  • Continuous improvement of regulatory requirements, so that businesses in respective industries are able to operate effeciently
  • Assessing economic performance and development of respective industries
  • Change management/project planning/development initiatives
  • Pioneering the development of new high-potential industries in Dubai
  • Liaising with external stakeholders (both governmental and non-governmental)

The Person

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor\'s degree in Economics/Business, and preferably a Master\'s degree
  • 10+ years\' experience in top-tier management consultancies, or a corporate strategy role
  • Regional experience, having managed teams and interacted with government sector in Dubai
  • Exposure to creative industries


  • Education Allowance
  • Annual Business Class Return Flights - Family
  • Health Insurance - Family


AED 58,000 - 65,000

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