Tax & Legal Services - Legal - Entity Governance & Compliance - Director - Riyadh

Riyadh - Kingdom Tower
Functional areas

Line of Service



Not Applicable



Management Level


Job Description & Summary

A career within Legal Services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients adopt a more strategic approach to global entity governance across their organisations. We help our clients and their legal entities with the incorporation of new companies, on going compliance with local legislation, and restructuring of their global businesses to manage governance and compliance risks.

Our team specialises in providing legal advice across all of our clients disciplines. You’ll help provide legal support to a wide array of specialty areas from cyber security and technology to banking and intellectual property.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

The Middle East Legal Practice is looking for a Director to support the expansion of our Governance opportunities in the Middle East market. You'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level role include, but are not limited to;

- Delivering quality solutions to clients (primarily Government) across a range of industry sectors in the Middle East.
- Support in building a capable EGC team, under the guidance and oversight of EGC Co-Lead, Head of Legal and Middle East leadership.
- Establish effective client relationships with key client organisations, across both the Government and Private Sector.

- Assist with identifying and shaping opportunities for projects in the Middle East across PwC Lines of Service (xLoS).
- Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.


- Advising clients on Corporate Secretarial and Governance best practice including oversight for the delivery of a range of client projects, particularly in relation to Board and Committee Governance.
- Delivering quality Governance framework solutions to clients in multiple industry sectors across the region.
- Lead the delivery of Governance advisory engagements.
- Support business development activities and client service contract negotiations.
- Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
- The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East (specifically Saudi Arabia) or where the project requirements dictate.
- Experience in working with large Government entities and other large, professional organisations.
- Providing in-house support to clients (interim/on-demand).
- Support business management and operational matters, including recruitment,
resourcing, finance and risk management.
- Previous (current preferable) experience working in the Middle East, with proven capability of building relationships and teams in the Middle East cultural environment.
- Excellent communications skills in Arabic (preferable) and English.
- Ability to work under pressure with unpredictable and fluid deadlines.
- Big 4 or market-leading experience with proven negotiation technique and relationship capability.
- Proven leadership capabilities for both direct reporting personnel and wider project teams.

Qualifications / Educational Background / Skills
Masters or MBA
Fully CGI Qualified ideally ACG
Excellent attention to detail

Years of Experience
A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in a Corporate Governance environment.

Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

Degrees/Field of Study required:

Degrees/Field of Study preferred:

Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)

Required Skills

Optional Skills

Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)

Travel Requirements

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

Government Clearance Required?

Job Posting End Date

Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: Riyadh - Kingdom Tower