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Chief Investment Officer- Pretoria [Permanent]

Reference 19076
Sector Accounting /Financial
Salary R1.2 - R2 million pa negotiable on experience and qualifications.
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Duties

• Our Client is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Chief Investment Officer ("CIO") with strong development finance experience in infrastructure finance sectors - such as energy, health, transport, water and sanitation and real estate - to lead its investment team. Experience within the African financial sector is strongly preferred.

• The CIO will be responsible for sourcing, structuring, closing and monitoring investments in Infrastructure Projects.

• Lead the investment team and work closely with the CEO and with the Investment Committee to monitor and evaluate portfolio objectives, risk parameters, as well as performance benchmarks.

• Source investment opportunities in line with the objectives with a specific focus on infrastructure finance sectors such as energy, health, transport, water and sanitation and real estate, located in Sub-Saharan Africa.

• Gather data, analyse financial statements, prepare and defend proposals to the Investment Committee.

• Conduct due diligence on investment opportunities together with at least one other investment officer.

• Perform valuation analyses, prepare and defend investment proposals.

• Negotiate transaction terms and review transaction documents as team lead or second.

• Monitor and manage portfolio of investments.

• Prepare financial and social performance reports on portfolio companies.

• Identify exit opportunities for investments and lead or support exit process.

Requirements

• Minimum 8-10 years development finance experience with proven success preferably across different African countries.

• Familiarity with operation and regulation of financial institutions.

• Bachelors degree in Engineering, Development Finance, Accounting, and Finance, Economics or related major; an MBA or Master in Economics/Finance is preferred.

• Excellent financial modelling capabilities and the ability to support multiple projects with a keen attention to detail.

• Demonstrated negotiation and transaction documentation management skills.

• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in written and verbal form.

• Strong interpersonal, problem solving, analytical and troubleshooting skills.

• Self-motivated, self-directed with a positive attitude.

• Strong work ethic appropriate for a small, fast-paced, team-oriented organization.

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