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Head of MEA and Official Institutions SSGA, SMD

State Street Corporation Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posted 11 days ago Permanent Competitive
Head of MEA and Official Institutions SSGA, SMD
Across the globe, institutional investors rely on State Street to help them manage risk, respond to challenges through solutions, and drive performance and profitability. We keep our clients at the heart of everything we do, and smart, engaged professionals are essential to our success.
For nearly four decades State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping our clients and those who rely on them achieve financial security. We partner with many of the world's largest most sophisticated investors and financial intermediaries to help them reach their goals through a rigorous investment process spanning both indexing and active disciplines. With trillions in assets our scale and global reach offer clients unique access to markets geographies and asset classes and enable us to deliver both thoughtful insights and creative solutions. SSGA is the investment management arm of State Street Corporation. For further information please visit ssga.com.

Our commitment to maintain an environment where every employee feels valued and able to meet their full potential infuses our company values. It's also part of our commitment to inclusion, development and engagement, and corporate social responsibility. You'll have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. Join us.

Position Overview:
The Head of MEA and Official Institutions will lead and drive the growth of our asset management business across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. This executive role encompasses the leadership of the local Institutional and Intermediary Client Coverage Team, the Investment Team, and the Official Institutions Team. The incumbent will act as the legal entity head for the Dubai branch and the regional head for the Riyadh legal entity, ensuring adherence to regulatory standards and fostering robust client relationships.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Strategic Leadership:
• Develop and implement strategic initiatives to drive growth and business transformation within the MEA region.
• Lead the regional Institutional and Intermediary Client Coverage, Investment, and Official Institutions teams to achieve business objectives.
• Oversee the development and execution of regional business plans, ensuring alignment with the firm's global strategies.

2. Business Development:
• Identify and capitalize on new business opportunities within the MEA region.
• Foster and maintain strong relationships with key institutional clients and official institutions.
• Collaborate with global teams to leverage cross-regional opportunities and insights.

3. Legal Entity Management:
• Serve as the legal entity head for the Dubai branch and the regional head for the Riyadh legal entity.
• Ensure compliance with all local regulatory requirements and corporate governance standards.
• Act as the primary point of contact for regulatory bodies and external auditors.

4. Leadership and Talent Development:
• Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing team of sales and investment professionals within a matrix organization.
• Promote a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
• Implement initiatives to attract, retain, and develop top talent in the region.

5. Executive Client Engagement:
• Engage with senior executives and key stakeholders of major institutional clients to understand their needs and provide tailored investment solutions.
• Represent the firm at high-level client meetings, industry conferences, and public forums.
• Ensure exceptional client service and satisfaction.

6. Regulatory and Risk Management:
• Maintain the highest standards of regulatory and risk management excellence.
• Ensure robust risk controls and compliance frameworks are in place and adhered to.
• Monitor and manage risks associated with regional operations and client engagements.

Qualifications:

• Extensive experience in asset management or related financial services, with a strong focus on the MEA region.
• Proven track record in leading and growing a business unit or regional office.
• Deep understanding of the institutional and intermediary market landscape in MEA.
• Strong leadership skills with experience in managing teams within a matrix organization.
• Excellent client relationship management skills, with the ability to engage with C-suite executives and key stakeholders.
• In-depth knowledge of local regulatory environments and compliance requirements.
• Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

Are you the right candidate? Yes!
We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors
What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world's governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world's largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.

Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to Flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Job ID  R-753348
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