Managing Director - Africa or Middle East

Investigative Staff · London, London, City of
Department Investigative Staff
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Executive

Managing Director

Investigative Staff · London, London, City of


With offices in New York, London, Washington DC, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Dubai, Nardello & Co. is a global investigations firm whose experienced professionals handle a broad range of matters including due diligence, anti-corruption and fraud investigations, civil and white collar criminal litigation and arbitration support, asset tracing, activist defense, political risk and strategic intelligence, digital investigations and cyber defense, monitorships and independent investigations, and compliance.

Nardello & Co. enjoys a reputation as the best kept secret of leading law firms and financial institutions, Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, high-net-worth individuals and family offices, governments, NGOs, sports organizations and academic institutions who know that managing risk effectively requires choosing the best investigative partner.

We believe that excellence starts with having the right people. Our professionals have spent their entire careers building and enhancing their expertise. Our professional team includes former US federal prosecutors, US and international lawyers, former law enforcement personnel and intelligence operatives, licensed investigators, research analysts, former journalists, financial crimes specialists, forensic accountants, and computer forensic experts. Our team is composed of proven performers who think creatively and strategically, adhere to the highest ethical standards, and are committed to excellence.


The Managing Director will be responsible for expanding the firm’s business in the Middle East and Africa. S/he will work with senior management to prepare business proposals and to source and support investigative case work. Critical parts of the role are business development and execution, generating significant new business, and managing client relationships at the highest levels.


  • Develop and execute a business development plan while working closely with Nardello & Co. senior management and staff.
  • Actively grow the firm’s client base by generating significant new business and managing client relationships.
  • Direct overall case management process from proposal to report production, including client relationships, staffing, budgeting, and quality control.
  • Assure the firm’s continued growth and expansion by helping to shape the firm’s overall strategy.


You must have:

  • Minimum 12 years of relevant investigative experience, including in senior management-level roles. The ideal candidate will have either:
    • Legal experience, including significant experience counseling large multinational clients on investigations and expertise in business development
    • Government prosecution experience, including experience investigating and prosecuting companies with respect to compliance matters or experience representing individuals in criminal matters
    • A background in conducting investigative research and analysis, compliance investigations, and business development expertise.
  • An extensive, on-the-ground network in the Middle East.
  • A proven track record of developing a book of business.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and international laws, regulations, and relevant best practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of sensitivity for confidentiality. Must be task-oriented with an excellent sense of priority, logic, and objectivity, as well as highly organized and capable of handling a number of sensitive and important issues simultaneously.
  • Superior leadership skills to enable you to can take charge, build consensus, motivate others, and effect change.
  • Ability to motivate a diverse workforce and assure bottom line accountability for quality provision of services and the successful financial performance of the firm.
  • A track record of demonstrating credibility, trust, enthusiasm, integrity, and ethics.
  • Fluency in another language in addition to English.
  • Law degree and/or advanced academic study preferred.



  • This position is currently located in London; the future base of operations may be moved to Dubai.
  • Some travel required.

Nardello & Co. offers employees a competitive set of benefits, including remote work arrangements.

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Investigative Staff
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience