Yes, entities in the UAE, whether onshore or in a Free Zone, are required to appoint a General Manager (GM). The GM under UAE law, is a corporate officer responsible for a number of legal duties and liabilities. The role of GM is the highest post within the company and the GM is responsible for the day to day running of the company and ensuring that the entity complies with all local laws. The roles and responsibilities of the GM will be listed in the constitutional documents of the legal entity. It is important that someone being appointed in the position of General Manager, has a clear understanding of the responsibilities and associated risks of this role.
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