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Corporate Network Director

Corporate Network Director

ID 
2017-4224
Job Locations 
AE-Dubai
Function  
Editorial

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Introduction

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The Economist Intelligence Unit has an unrivalled reputation for providing governments and companies with authoritative analysis on key business issues.

 

ECN is a membership-based, peer-networking business which operates in key business centres around the world, including in Dubai. ECN members are senior executives - mostly C-suite - working for multi-national corporations. Through regularly-scheduled meetings, small-group roundtable discussions and other face-to-face and online sessions, you will share key economic, political and business takeaways that drive better business results.

 

Currently we are seeking a Network Director who will focus on Dubai and the Middle East, sharing our viewpoints and providing insight to our members while growing the network and ensuring commercial success.

 

 

As Network Director of The Economist Corporate Network (ECN) in Dubai, you will be a senior and high profile representative of The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in the Middle East. Using both your own analysis and insight, and by curating other EIU content, you will be comfortable and credible networking with C-suite executives, and able to lead and convene discussion of the business, economic and political issues facing those doing business in the Middle East. You will be a strong presenter and effective moderator, and have very high analytical and intellectual standards combined with strong writing skills. 

 

 

You might come from any one of a number of backgrounds: you could be a journalist covering business issues in the region, a diplomat, a trade representative or working with a chamber of commerce, a senior consultant or engagement manager at a professional services firm, an expert in economics or politics at a bank, research house or think-tank, an executive already doing business in the region, or an academic at a business school. You could already be living in Dubai, or just be willing to move there. 

 

Accountabilities

In the role you would be expected to:

  • Manage, plan and deliver valuable business-oriented content to members through a range of media including face-to-face meetings and briefings, impromptu discussions, webinars
  • Ensure that everything we do adheres to our editorial standards of independence, objectivity, and topicality
  • Work with sales colleagues, grow network through renewals and new membership sales
  • Act as the ‘front window’ on the Group, at all times representing the breadth and depth of our knowledge and capabilities
  • Drive creative application of Group assets to address needs of members

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in the role you must have:

  • Relevant degree and outstanding professional credibility based on your experience in business, business journalism, research or consulting, as well as effective written, presentation, chairing, networking and client-facing skills.
  • Experience leading and advising senior executives, preferably in the Middle East
  • Familiarity with The Economist Group and its values
  • Thorough and wide-ranging knowledge of Middle East politics, economics and business

 

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Exceptional communications skills
  • Ability to facilitate stimulating discussion

  • Authoritative and lively public speaker

  • Keen grasp of commercial imperatives

  • Outstanding editorial and analytical judgment

  • Strong writer and Fluent in English

  • Knowledge of Arabic a plus