Di L.

Di L.

Port ElizabethSouth Africa
Job Success
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Experienced Executive Assistant | Project and Operations Manager

9 years experience working as an Executive Assistant within the Super Yachting Industry, ensuring both the owner and captain were able to run a smooth ship, while the VIP and high net-worth clients had a memorable experience. I offer exceptional communication and organisational skills to my employers. Dynamic, committed and hard-working individual with a demonstrated history of working with UHNWI’s. Dedicated to delivering exceptional service from initiation to completion with integrity, discretion and attention to detail. Experience in relationship management; ensuring high individual engagement, satisfaction and retention. Thorough understanding of the unique lifestyles, expectations and needs of clients. Ability to lead and manage a team to achieve best results and successfully work with other departments on collaborative projects. Having previously worked on the administrative side of the private Superyacht industry, I managed all logistics of the vessel’s day-to-day operations, as well as the owner’s personal schedules and managed the travel plans for 96 crew. Most recently I have headed up a start-up Non-Profit Company (NPC), with marketing, management, human resources, legal and fundraising roles all falling within my portfolio. I am available for both short and long term roles, offering up to 30 hours per week. My experience in a variety of administrative skill includes, but is not limited, to: • Calendar Management: Scheduling, email and calendar management • Communications: The ability to relate well to others and to establish good working relationships. I am a clear communicator and am able to multi-task • Conceirge: Have scheduled full day/night activities for very high profile guests, ensuring all their particular preferences were met at restaurants, hotels and transport • Copywriting and editing: English is my home language and I have a good grasp of both the written and spoken language. I am confident in writing up meeting agendas and minutes, preparing briefs and presentations • Event Management: Have organised and managed global charity events and parties • Financial Accounting/Bookeeping: Extensive knowledge in financial, payroll and personnel management • Leadership: Am a decisive leader and am able to delegate effectively • Logistics: Ran vessel logistics in various countries • Management: Am confident in my abilities to manage a team as well as prioritise my schedule • Organisation: Am a list maker and ensure everything is written down to avoid things being misinterpreted and to maintain document control • Project Management: Managed the build of a 137m Superyacht over the period of five years • Reporting: Have the ability to generate efficient reports, analyse and proofread documents and capable of all necessary meeting support • Social Media Marketing and Management: Set up various social media accounts for the NPC • Travel Planning: Was responsible for booking flights and hotels for 96 crew members on the vessel, as well as ensuring all crew had valid visas and passports.
Rating is 4.7 out of 5.
4.70 Apr 11, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022

"Di is a reliable and effective support administration team member."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Mar 15, 2021 - Jun 2, 2021

"Di did a fantastic job helping us to recruiting for three new staff members at our growing firm! We cannot wait to be able to work with her again soon!"

Private earnings

Portfolio

An Example of a tracker that I created to manage the movement of 96 crew members.
Rotational Flight Matrix
Visa Application Form - An example of the standard of my work. I have a variety of templates that have been mastered over the years.
Visa Application Letter Template
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Di L.

Di L.

Port ElizabethSouth Africa
Job Success
Top Rated
5
Total Jobs
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Experienced Executive Assistant | Project and Operations Manager

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9 years experience working as an Executive Assistant within the Super Yachting Industry, ensuring both the owner and captain were able to run a smooth ship, while the VIP and high net-worth clients had a memorable experience. I offer exceptional communication and organisational skills to my employers. Dynamic, committed and hard-working individual with a demonstrated history of working with UHNWI’s. Dedicated to delivering exceptional service from initiation to completion with integrity, discretion and attention to detail. Experience in relationship management; ensuring high individual engagement, satisfaction and retention. Thorough understanding of the unique lifestyles, expectations and needs of clients. Ability to lead and manage a team to achieve best results and successfully work with other departments on collaborative projects. Having previously worked on the administrative side of the private Superyacht industry, I managed all logistics of the vessel’s day-to-day operations, as well as the owner’s personal schedules and managed the travel plans for 96 crew. Most recently I have headed up a start-up Non-Profit Company (NPC), with marketing, management, human resources, legal and fundraising roles all falling within my portfolio. I am available for both short and long term roles, offering up to 30 hours per week. My experience in a variety of administrative skill includes, but is not limited, to: • Calendar Management: Scheduling, email and calendar management • Communications: The ability to relate well to others and to establish good working relationships. I am a clear communicator and am able to multi-task • Conceirge: Have scheduled full day/night activities for very high profile guests, ensuring all their particular preferences were met at restaurants, hotels and transport • Copywriting and editing: English is my home language and I have a good grasp of both the written and spoken language. I am confident in writing up meeting agendas and minutes, preparing briefs and presentations • Event Management: Have organised and managed global charity events and parties • Financial Accounting/Bookeeping: Extensive knowledge in financial, payroll and personnel management • Leadership: Am a decisive leader and am able to delegate effectively • Logistics: Ran vessel logistics in various countries • Management: Am confident in my abilities to manage a team as well as prioritise my schedule • Organisation: Am a list maker and ensure everything is written down to avoid things being misinterpreted and to maintain document control • Project Management: Managed the build of a 137m Superyacht over the period of five years • Reporting: Have the ability to generate efficient reports, analyse and proofread documents and capable of all necessary meeting support • Social Media Marketing and Management: Set up various social media accounts for the NPC • Travel Planning: Was responsible for booking flights and hotels for 96 crew members on the vessel, as well as ensuring all crew had valid visas and passports.
Rating is 4.7 out of 5.
4.70 Apr 11, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022

"Di is a reliable and effective support administration team member."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Mar 15, 2021 - Jun 2, 2021

"Di did a fantastic job helping us to recruiting for three new staff members at our growing firm! We cannot wait to be able to work with her again soon!"

Private earnings

Portfolio

An Example of a tracker that I created to manage the movement of 96 crew members.
Rotational Flight Matrix
Visa Application Form - An example of the standard of my work. I have a variety of templates that have been mastered over the years.
Visa Application Letter Template
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"Di is amazing! We started working together at a strange time during the pandemic. There was a 2 month period where my plans were constantly changing, and Di was really a rock during that period taking the lead with travel planning, research on visas and flight restrictions, apartment hunting and negotiations and much more. Di has a number of skills but there were a few that really stood out to me- 1. Presenting research and options in a concise and clear way 2. Very clear communication both myself and other people on my behalf. 3. Very good taste, which is something I really appreciated as I did not have to filter her research. 4. Very organized and proactive "

Gautam A. | Co-Founder
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Aug 2020
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