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IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.

IFC’s Disruptive Technologies and Funds Group (“CDF”) invests in private sector companies globally. IFC’s CDF has a track record of successful investments in direct venture capital across many sub-verticals, building out start-up business and co-investing alongside growth equity funds, and in venture capital funds. CDF is unique for both its regional and global prospective on the venture capital space, long-term approach to investments, ability to leverage the resources of the entire World Bank Group, as well as its commitment to maximizing the value for its portfolio companies through sustained assistance. The Disruptive Technologies and Venture Capital team (“CDFDT”) invests in venture/early growth companies that offer innovative technologies or business models with high impact potential in Emerging Markets. By executing transactions at earlier stages than IFC’s more traditional business lines, the venture capital team enhances the organization’s strong commitment to innovation, support to local businesses, and helps accelerate cross border technology transfers.

IFC is seeking an Investment Officer to provide coverage for IFC’s corporate venture investment program in South Asia. The role will include developing relevant corporate initiatives, partnerships and engagement for the region to enhance IFC’s strategic positioning in the disruptive technology space across all relevant industry verticals.

Specifically, this person will:

  • S/he will be based in Mumbai, India, and will report to the Chief of Technology Investment and Global Portfolio Manager for the Disruptive Technologies and Venture Capital team. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct industry and market research/mapping to identify a pipeline of good quality direct venture investments
  • Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close new venture capital direct, co-investment, VC funds transactions and follow-on financing opportunities
  • Conduct analysis of and follow up on new business opportunities and liaise extensively with colleagues worldwide
  • Lead and support due diligence and drafting of investment recommendation documentation for investment decisions
  • Lead and support supervision of portfolio companies and VC funds investees and manage internal IFC procedures including preparation of portfolio reports and related compliance related information
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to further develop the sector and to develop specific investment opportunities
  • Coordinate closely with IFC’s business risk functions to ensure maintenance of the highest corporate governance, environmental and social, and integrity standards

Selection Criteria

  • At least 8-10 years of work experience in venture capital or private equity. Prior experience in, investment banking or business/corporate development will be considered
  • Masters or an MBA is required, preferably from a leading international institution
  • Proven track record in nurturing client relationships; business development and portfolio supervision
  • Strong business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on clients‘ needs effectively
  • Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of potential clients
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work successfully with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in and analytical knowledge of emerging markets is important
  • Experience in VC portfolio management, including facilitation of exits. Having prior experience supporting senior partners and portfolio CEOs/Founders will be viewed positively
  • Work experience in India required
  • Fluency in English and Hindi

Source: https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=27502&site=1

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