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Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and impact investor. We build a sustainable future and generate lasting impact by investing in businesses that solve global development challenges. We invest 200–250 million euros in 20–30 companies in developing countries each year. Our focus sectors include renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions, and digital infrastructure and solutions. Today Finnfund’s investments, commitments and investment decisions total about 1.22 billion euros, half of them in Africa. The company has 100 employees based in Helsinki and Nairobi.

Do you want to help shape global sustainable development? Would you like to be part of our growth and success and work with investments in developing countries?

We are now looking for an

Investment Manager

to our Digital Infrastructure and Solutions team for a full-time, permanent position in Helsinki.

Digital Infrastructure and Solutions (DIS) is one of Finnfund’s focus sectors and we are now looking for a new member to join the dedicated investment team. You will be responsible for identifying and developing new investment projects and managing client relations.

DIS sector investments have a strong impact in our target countries. We invest in commercially attractive high impact businesses within the emerging markets digital value chain, focusing on rural connectivity, access to data, and digital solutions that increase productivity and improve access to products and services. DIS team’s recent investments include various emerging markets high impact and fast-growing companies such as Africa Mobile Networks, Wave Mobile Money, KaiOS, BCS Group, Twiga, and Fibertime.

What you will be doing

Digital Infrastructure and Solutions is the fastest growing sector within Finnfund’s investment function. As an Investment Manager, you will be responsible for originating, developing, negotiating, and executing new investment opportunities in the sector. Part of the role is to manage the existing investment portfolio with the team.

You will be working closely with investees, co-investors, financial advisors, and other stakeholders within the emerging markets investment community and play a key part in the development of the DIS investment pipeline and portfolio.

You will be working closely with other members of the investment team and with colleagues across Finnfund: a typical project team has members from our environment and social responsibility team, development impact team as well as from our legal affairs.

As Finnfund acts as an advisor and sole source for investments to the OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I, you are expected to work with the Fund Managers of the Fund as well.

The key areas of responsibility include:

• Originating new investment opportunities and executing investments

• Leading the project team throughout the entire investment cycle, including pre-investment evaluation, preparation of investment committee materials, negotiations, structuring, and documentation

• Monitoring the development of digital infrastructure and solutions sector in Finnfund’s target countries

• Actively participating in marketing of Finnfund and participating in relevant investment conferences, often as a speaker or panelist

• Building and maintaining relationships with investees, co-investors, and other stakeholders

• Developing internal skills and capabilities in digital infrastructure and solution spaces

Who we are looking for

An ideal candidate should have a master’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 5 years of applicable professional experience from investment or corporate banking, management consultancy, PE or VC fund, or from a relevant corporate function with telecom and/or technology sector focus and demonstrated expertise in corporate finance. Excellent writing and communication skills in English are a prerequisite, while fluency in other languages and international investment experience are considered an asset.

A successful candidate for this position is a proactive, flexible, and independent worker with strong teamwork skills. We are looking for a candidate with strong communication and negotiation skills who is social, results-oriented, and not afraid of challenges. In today’s hybrid working environment, excellent ICT skills are required. The position requires some amount of travel in Finnfund’s target countries.

What’s in it for you

We are based in Helsinki, the capital of Finland – world’s happiest country. Our modern office space in Ruoholahti was designed together with our staff members. Everyone has their own desk at the office, but as a hybrid workplace, many of us work from home 2-3 days a week.

Flexible working hours, extensive occupational health care services and recreational activities are some of the ways of how Finnfund promotes employee’s well-being, work-life balance, and job satisfaction. We advance and monitor equality and encourage our employees to carry out continuous learning and professional improvement.

Finnfund motivates its employees to take care of their well-being and health by supporting their sports and cultural activities. Finnfund’s employees can also choose between an employer-subsidized commuter benefit or bicycle benefit. Read more about working at Finnfund here.

Get in touch

For more information about the position, please contact Mr. Kuutti Kilpeläinen, Head of Digital Infrastructure and Solutions, tel. +358 44 013 1291 preferably on 8 December between 9am and 11am EET or on 14 December between 9am and 11am EET. During other times, Martti Kangas, HR Legal Services, will respond to enquiries at +358 40 700 7754 or

We look forward to receiving your application by 22 December at the latest. Please attach your CV and salary request with your application via this link.

We encourage applications from qualified individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities.

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