Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

FSD Africa was established by the UK Government to transform financial markets in sub-Saharan Africa, reduce poverty and drive inclusive economic growth.

FSD Africa has been developing strategies for using concessional capital as an instrument for accelerating financial market transformation, alongside traditional grants and technical assistance. It now seeks a dynamic, experienced and ambitious Chief Investment Officer to assume leadership of its Development Capital activities and significantly grow this part of the FSD Africa programme.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for the existing pipeline and portfolio, refine the investment strategy, originate new investments, build a team and introduce the management systems needed to accommodate a major capital increase.

This is a unique opening for a strategic thinker with strong financial skills, who believes finance can play a transformational role in reducing poverty, and who wants to make a personal contribution to the development of more innovative, competitive and inclusive financial markets in Africa.

This is a Nairobi-based role. For further details, please see the role specification here. For information on how to apply, please contact James Foley at Korn Ferry on +44 207 024 9392 or



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