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Operating Partner/Portfolio Management/Pharma Sector, Middle East PE Fund, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

9924 /14E

Our client, a well-respected sovereign wealth fund (SWF) based in the Middle East, has a new position for an Operating Partner. You will have the opportunity to further the fund’s presence in the pharmaceutical industry by playing a pivotal role in the management of its portfolio of pharmaceutical companies. Our client seeks a seasoned professional with ample P&L experience in leading and transforming companies in the pharmaceutical industry. The ideal candidate has 20 years of experience, garnered while working in portfolio management at a global private equity firm, in a prestigious consulting firm or as a C-suite executive in a pharmaceutical firm. You will join a team of top tier professionals managing a multi-sector portfolio. The SWF invests primarily in Saudi Arabia and across the Middle Eastern region.


  • Play a pro-active role with senior management of pharmaceutical firms in the fund’s portfolio to further expansion of operations and markets
  • Spearhead change and transform companies into agile market leaders and competitors in core markets in the Middle East
  • Strengthen P&L management
  • Promote innovative strategies and processes to streamline operations
  • Provide credible transformational insights to the senior management team


  • Seasoned PE professional, consultant or senior executive in the pharmaceutical industry with solid experience in P&L management
  • Experience in leading transformation in acquired businesses
  • Hands-on experience in driving change in diverse areas including manufacturing, supply chain, post-merger integration, sales & marketing, cost reduction and pricing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to coach and influence CEOs of portfolio companies
  • Visionary with a passion to foster innovation; pro-active in helping portfolio companies to become market leaders
  • Natural leader; wins respect among C-suite executives in portfolio companies
  • Takes accountability for results and influences with sound judgement, credibility and high humility

Middle East
Private Equity, PE Backed Business


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