Chief Investment Officer & Head of Corporate Investment & Credit

Report to: CEO Karandaaz
Location: Karachi/Islamabad
Application deadline for the position is May 14, 2017


Job Responsibilities

  •  Develop double bottom-line credit and equity pipeline business for Karandaaz Pakistan
  • Oversee origination, execution, post-acquisition management and exit of the company’s Investment portfolio
  • Structure funded risk participation structures to leverage and invest risk capital into projects that have high SME development and employment impact.
  • Work closely with Digital Financial Services team , and, Research team to identify and leverage cross functional synergies to help improve SME financial inclusion
  • Develop and structure investment partnerships and collaboration with other financial sponsors (funds, financial institutions, DFIs) that include co-investment and prospective LP-GP partnerships to leverage private investment for small and growing businesses
  • Develop and structure partnerships and collaboration with financial institutions to leverage private credit provision for small and growing businesses
  • Work closely with CEO for investment decisions and portfolio management
  • Represent Karandaaz Pakistan in investee companies
  •  Provide strategic support to CEO Karandaaz in meeting the developmental and financial objectives of Karandaaz

Candidate Profile

  • Should have established relationships at senior level within financial sector and corporates in Pakistan, with an established track record of sourcing and executing equity and credit trades
  • Experience in principal investing, investment banking, structured finance, corporate finance, impact investing or M&A group of a recognized multinational corporation
  • Experience in originating, executing and managing private equity transactions or corporate mergers and acquisition advisory mandates
  • Experience in structured credit or commercial lending to small and mid-size companies
  • Experience in financing and/or providing advisory services to small businesses
  • Experience in developing high quality Investment and/or Committee documentation and securing investment approvals
  • Deep understanding of the SME sector in Pakistan
  • A team player with the ability to work with multiple stakeholders

Candidate Eligibility

  • The candidate must have at least Minimum 12 years’ experience in principal investing, investment banking, structured finance, corporate finance, impact investing or the M&A group of a recognized multinational corporation. Direct experience in managing and executing private equity or structured finance transactions is critical.
  • He/ She must hold a Masters level degree in business, economics, accounting or related discipline from a reputable international or Pakistani institution
  • Knowledge of Pakistan business environment is a must. Candidate must have past experience of working in Pakistan financial sector at senior management level.
  • Candidates who can provide strong references with a demonstrable success track record in sourcing and executing credit and equity transactions in Pakistani market will be given a preference

Candidates are requested to submit their resumes and cover letters to clearly mentioning the Job title in subject line. Deadline for submission of applications is May 14th, 2017.
Selected candidate will be paid a Monthly Base salary of up to PKR 1.2 M (negotiable) plus other benefits; the candidate will also be eligible for performance-based incentives as per the Board approved policy.
Note: Karandaaz Pakistan is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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